offers the service of connecting buyers with sellers. If you're tired
of paying too much for textbooks and getting too little for textbook
returns, then the BookExchange was designed just for you. The BookExchange
lets you set the price you want for your old textbooks and lets you
purchase textbooks at the exact price that other students posted them
for. You can post as many books as you want for no cost once you’re
a member. And becoming a member is totally free as
well. In fact, there isn't a feature on the BookExchange that is not
free. There are no more fees on the BookExchange, so there is nothing
to stop you from giving it a try.
The first step
in saving tons of money with the BookExchange is to set up a free
account. This simple process involves entering your contact
information and choosing a username and password. Then, once you read
and agree to the terms of service, you’re ready to go! Just
make sure to provide the correct information so that your transactions
will complete successfully.
One important benefit of the BookExchange is its ability to get you
more cash for your books. Indeed you set your own prices! When you
go to add a book, you must enter the details necessary for other students
to make sure they get precisely what they need. After that you choose
the amount at which you will sell your used book. Later you may edit
or delete the information about any book if, for example, you decide
to get ripped off by the other bookstores by selling to them.
Adding Your Books to Sell
The BookExchange allows you to buy used books at reasonable prices.
You have several searching options when looking for your textbooks,
so use them all to your advantage! Don’t stop until you’ve
found your exact book; if you can’t seem to locate it now, definitely
check back in a few days. Remember that this whole service hinges
on you, the student, and all of your peers making available as many
books as possible. Once you have discovered the ultimate deal, double
check all of the facts on the book before submitting your request.
Searching for Books to Buy
When you choose
to buy a book on the BookExchange, you are obviously making a wise
decision. By entering your password to confirm that you will purchase
a textbook according to the terms of agreement, you are on your way
to financial textbook freedom! Doing so alerts the seller by email
to verify that they do in fact own the book, and unless they never
check their email and fail to confirm the request within four days,
you are in luck. We do ask that once you make a book request, you
wait the four days before going elsewhere to pay more for the book.
It's only fair to the seller and to your wallet that you at least
wait this long. The seller’s contact info will be sent to you
as soon as they finalize the sale.
After receiving e-mail from the BookExchange regarding a request for
one of your books, you must visit the site at your list of books to
finalize your sale within four days. Completion of this simple step
results in your contact information being sent to the buyer as well
as theirs being emailed to you. What an easy and fun way to find a
new home for your unwanted books! Now all that’s left is getting
in touch with your new friend.
The BookExchange provides the service of linking sellers of books
with consumers. When you are given someone’s contact information,
it becomes your mission to get in touch with them. Surely the best
way to manage the trade would be to meet on campus. Just don’t
go anywhere alone, and look both ways before you cross the street,
unless you’re at that crosswalk by the dorms where the cars
know they have to stop for you.
Connecting with the Buyer or Seller
Rating the transaction is a great way to give feedback to the user
whom you just did business with. Once a sale gets finalized, you have
the option to rate the user. You rate the user on a scale from A to
E, where A is the best and E is the worst. Be fair in your rating,
as it will potentially effect other members’ decisions to do
business with this person. The other user will not directly know who
gave them their ratings.
If you can't currently find a book on the BookExchange, you may add
it to your watchlist. You will be
notified via email if someone adds a book on your watchlist. List
books to your watchlist based on ISBN or course ID number.
Online storefront powered by eCampus
The BookExchange has established a partnership with eCampus so students may sell and buy books directly from
the eCampus inventory. We still encourage students to sell and buy textbooks directly from each other, but if you
would rather get immediate cash for your books or purchase your book right away, try the online storefront.