16 July 2012

How to sell back your textbooks on Amazon

So I’m about to graduate and wanted to sell back all of my textbooks (mostly I’m excited to get rid of them, but there are a few I’d keep if I weren’t a MNMLST, but I am a MNMLST, so there you go).

First you need to download the Amazon Student app.

Once you load that up, click the green link to sell books. Then you just scan the barcodes of your textbooks and it looks them up automatically—super easy!

If you don’t have an iPhone, you’ll have to do it the boring way, in your browser.

When you’re finished, you’ll print a shipping label (Amazon pays for the shipping), slap it on a cardboard box, and drop that off at the nearest UPS store.

Now, they’re not giving me super good deals on these (17¢ on one!) but I blame the textbook mafia—the thugs and the system that makes us buy these over-priced and mostly worthless items. (In my classroom, we read Eats, Shoots and Leaves, a bestseller, not a textbook, which I guarantee you’ll love, by the way—it’s so clever, yet it’s about punctuation!)

That is all.

— J