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Learn how to wheel and deal on eBay and other sites with the tips in these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- Amazon account
- Marketplace individual seller account
- Used textbooks
- Computer printer
- Shipping label and packing slip
Open an Amazon account
Open an Amazon account if you don't already have one. Sign up for an individual seller account if you decide to sell through Amazon.com Marketplace.
Search for your book
Search for your book by title or ISBN number at the Marketplace's "Sell Your Stuff" page. Click on "Sell Yours Here."
Select your book's condition
Select your book's condition and set the price when selling via the Marketplace. Set the shipping method at least for standard shipping.
Consider the Textbook Buyback program
Consider selling back your book to a third party vendor via the Textbook Buyback program. To participate, your book has to be in "good" condition.
Search for your trade-in value
Search for your book's trade-in value by title or ISBN at the Textbook Buyback page. Your book must match the exact version determined by the ISBN.
Assess your book's condition
Assess your book's condition. A "good" condition involves no damage to the cover, pages, binding, or associated media like CDs or DVDs.
Print an Amazon shipping label
Print an Amazon shipping label and packing slip. Ship your book to Amazon for free. Trade-in payment comes in the form of an Amazon gift card.
Ship your book to the buyer
Ship your book directly to the buyer if your book sells through Amazon's Marketplace program. All sellers are required to offer at least standard shipping. Once you've made some sales, you'll be glad to have some extra space on your bookshelves -- and a little cash in your pocket.