Textbook Buyback Information
WHAT IS BUYBACK?
Our buyback program allows you to sell your textbooks back for cash (provided they are in good condition and have buyback value) at the end of the term. You can look up the value of your buyback by going HERE, then lock in a quote and send your books back using our free pre-paid UPS shipping label. You can get paid via PayPal or check. NO NEED TO STAND IN LINE!
WHAT IS GUARANTEED BUYBACK?
Guaranteed Buyback (GBB) is a great way to know how much cash you can get at the end of the semester when you sell your book back to us. GBB books are marked "Guaranteed Buyback" on the product page and throughout the checkout process. You'll see your Guaranteed Buyback price, which lets you know up front exactly how much you can get back (provided you return the book on time and in good condition). Once you've purchased a Guaranteed Buyback item, you can visit your account to view the return date and value details in your order history.
Once your course has ended, you can either attend the official Buyback Event on campus or submit your book for buyback by going to "Sell Your Textbooks" from the main menu and accepting the Guaranteed Buyback value. From there, it works just like a regular buyback - you'll print out your packing slip and free UPS shipping label, pack your books, and drop your package at any UPS location. Once your item is reviewed and processed, we'll pay you via PayPal or check, your choice. Click HERE to learn more.
WILL YOU ACCEPT BUYBACK BOOKS IN ANY CONDITION?
Because books are resold to other students, MBS does not accept or pay for buyback books with:
- Stains or water damage
- Missing, torn, or loose pages
- Missing, torn, or loose covers
- Excessive writing or marking
- Excessive writing on the edges
- A broken spine
- Torn or damaged binding
A textbook can still be in good condition if it shows signs of general use and wear and tear, such as:
- Some writing or notes
- Highlighting, from a little to a lot
- Rounded or dog-eared corners
- Minor scrapes or scratches
- Faded cover art
- Creased pages
WHAT IF MBSDirect DOESN'T BUY MY BOOK BACK?
You have a couple of options:
- Donate it at the Lute Locker event to be considered for PLU's Free Library
- Try to sell it through another outlet
- Exchange it with a fellow student
- Hold on to it for the next buyback event
- Keep it so future generations can see what a real textbook looked like!
Visit MBSDirect's HELP CENTER or contact the Lute Locker for help