Friday, April 11, 2014

It's time for textbook buyback & rental returns

Now that we are nearing the end of the semester, it's a good time to start thinking about selling your purchased textbooks back to the University Bookstore. At the bookstore you be paid cash on the spot for your books sold and selling your textbooks back to the bookstore will keep your books on campus for future students. Not only will selling your textbooks back to the University Bookstore save you packing and shipping costs, but the University Bookstore has the highest percent of market share of books, which means they buy more and pay the most. When the bookstore buys books throughout the semester, more often than not the pricing is based on the national wholesale value of the book. During the last two weeks of the semester, the value of the book is increased because the needs of the faculty are known, creating a demand. The number of books bought back is calculated considering these major factors: previous sales history, class cap, estimated enrollment and current store inventory of the title. You should keep in mind that there are six factors that determine the price you receive for your book.
1. The condition of your book
2. The current inventory at the campus bookstore
3. Demand for the book in the national used book market
4. A new edition has been published, making the previous edition obsolete
5. Custom books/packages missing components such as access codes or workbooks
6. The instructor will not reuse the title the following semester

Textbook buyback will begin at Morehead State University on the first floor of ADUC on Thursday, May 1 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To see additional textbook buyback dates and times for MSU or any of the extended campuses, please follow the link Textbook Buyback. Don't forget to bring your student I.D. with you!

If you have participated in the book rental program, all rental books are due back to the University Bookstore by Saturday, May 10 to avoid any late fees.

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