I have enjoyed many great reads this year however I only have so much space to store books.
In order to make room for new titles, I decided to try out Amazon’s trade in program for books.
One thing I notice right away is that they tend to buy back only books that are from popular authors and current titles.
I received between $1 to $3 per novel, for an overall average of just over $1.50 per book. I have heard prices are significantly higher for textbooks.
I sent my books out late Thursday afternoon, and the money was deposited into my gift card account on Amazon by Tuesday. When you subtract the weekend, that is a 3 business day wait, which I thought was fast.
I also liked how easy the service was to use. You simply punch in the ISBN numbers found on the back of your books, and it will tell you in seconds whether they are accepting that title or not and how much you will receive if you decide to trade it in.
When you are done entering your books you will be asked to verify their ISBN and condition, after that you will be taken through the check out process.
You decided whether you want to send it UPS or USPS and then print out the appropriate shipping label, which brings me to another thing I love about the Amazon trade in program, they pay for the shipping.
Amazon will also pay for the item to be shipped back to you should they decided not to accept it upon inspection.
My Final Thoughts: I would definitely use the Amazon trade in program for books again. In fact since I wrote the first draft of this article I already have used the service a second time. The selling process is extremely hassle free and fast which more than made up for the few extra dollars I might have gotten through other methods of selling.