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Cash4Books: Make an additional 15% back for selling your used books

Have extra books around your home that you no longer need or use? Definitely check,, and Amazon’s Trade-In Program to see how much they would pay you for selling your books to them.

Cash4Books is also offering a 15% bonus on your buyback total through June 8, 2012. All you have to do to get the bonus is use bonus code SecretStash at checkout and they’ll automatically give you the 15% bonus when they send your payment.

If you decide to sell your books to Cash4Books, you can print out a free shipping label so that there is no cost to you to ship the book. After your books are received, inspected and marked as ‘processed’, payment will be made within three business days. You can choose to be paid via Paypal or check.

If your books aren’t worth much, you might also consider listing them on PaperBackSwap so that you can swap them for books you are interested in reading.

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  • Jen says:

    These ideas sound good for immediate cash, but I think you’d make more selling them on Amazon or or even ebay if they are recent. I like to sell lots of books on ebay if they aren’t going for much individually. I just sold a 10 book lot of those 39 clues books for my son for $29 on ebay! This is when the individual ones were only selling for $.75 each. It was still cheaper for the buyer, who would have had to pay $4.00 shipping on each of the 10 books through Amazon or I have sold many books and video games for my son when he was saving up for something he wanted to buy. It’s a good way for him to learn to save. He just bought a Playstation 3 for $200 from Gamestop with his own money and a few birthday gift cards.

    • Crystal says:

      You ought to write a guest post for us sometime on how to make great money selling books in lots. We’d love to hear more details and suggestions!

      • Jen says:

        I will try to do that soon! I am teaching full days now, so once school is out I can work on that.

      • Sharon says:

        I opened my bookstore on eBay about a year ago. Two of our three boys have been diagnosed with autism so to help pay for their (extremely expensive) therapy, I needed to find ways to make money at home. Ebay is a GREAT place to sell popular fiction, book lots, etc. While what I make does not fully cover their therapy, I do sell between 300-500 paperbacks a month. I have welcomed into the eBay community with open arms. I have tons of repeat customers and I really enjoy it. Ebay is a great place to sell books because, unlike Amazon, the sellers make their own shipping costs and can (and almost always do) combine shipping. I also sell on Amazon but I sell mostly academia books, theological books, and whatever else I can find in thrift stores. However, on Amazon, I as a seller am not able to set shipping costs and do not really have the ability to combine shipping.

        Selling things in lots, like books, clothes, etc, generates a lot of interest, almost always a bidding war, and saves you money on shipping.

        • Bettie says:

          To Sharon, I have two bags of books, fiction, some paperback, some hardback. I have tried to sell them, trade them etc and am not having any luck. I will donate them and ship them to you if you want them. Then you can use whatever profit you make for your children’s treatment. I just want to get them out of my house and I do not want to take the time/effort/patience to sell them individuality. Send me an email if you are interested.

          • Sharon says:


            Thank you so much! I will definately take donations and can even reimburse your shipping costs. I’m not sure how to send you an email though. My email is stone4031 at hotmail. Please feel free to email me and I can get you my address.

            Again, thank you so much! The books will absolutely be a blessing to us!

  • mamak says:

    Great idea but be warned Cash4Books only seems to want very new books. I had a huge stack of books and they didn’t want any of them. So pretty much a waste of time. I have had good luck with Paperback Swap over the years though it often takes awhile to get the books on your list.

    • Stephanie says:

      I tend to use PBS for books that are easily available or I can wait for and purchase more important books from other sources like library sales. Some books on my wish list popped up quickly but others will take years and that is ok since they are in the “would be nice” category.

  • Susan Diianni says:

    Cash4books was very slow paying when I used them about a year ago. For the couple of extra dollars that I got from them, I’d have rather gone with Amazon”s trade-in program. If you have time, mamak is right about selling in lots. is another place to sell them.

  • jennifer says: will give you a list of places that will give you the most money.

    I have good luck with amazon and book jingle.

  • Rebecca says:

    I have sold books on amazon, ebay, cash4books and mybookbuyer. I have found that it is best to price your books on all of the sites before you commit to selling with one. Sometimes Amazon offers a better price, but it just depends.
    Regarding “older books”….mostly the companies buy the textbooks back to resell them (to universities, colleges and college students mostly) so if the books are older or are not the newest edition, they pay much less, or don’t want them altogether. It is similar to selling your books back at the end of the semester….the bookstore doesn’t want to buy back books that they won’t be able to sell. HTH 🙂

  • liz says:

    I’ve sold quite a few through Cash4books. They were originally a textbook reseller, so their emphasis is still on textbooks. I found them very easy to work with and since I’m a former teacher, many of the books I had were what they needed.

  • Christie says:

    I’m pricing a HUGE stack of textbooks and other books from my graduate degree and my husband’s undergrad degree, both earned in the last few years. Cash4books is offering about a third what other places are offering. I am using to compare prices, and seeing that Amazon, eCampus, and TextbooksRUs seem to offer the most money.

  • Angie says:

    What about a good site for selling children’s books?

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