Sell Used Books Review – Legit or Scam is a used book buyer. They will buy your textbooks or other books from you for a fair price. The company opened in 2008 and is a legitimate company registered in Illinois. If you’d like to check on the company, the registration number is 669050578. Furthermore, if you go to the Better Business Bureau you’ll find this company has an A rating. The company makes it easy for you to sell back your used books. Either download and install the app from the Google Play store for Android device or visit the website. This isn’t an international company and only people living in the United States can sell back their books.

How it Works?

  1. You’ll need to register with the company and create an account.
  2. After confirming your email address, you can now send the company your books ISBN numbers.
  3. On the website, you can enter only 10 ISBN number at a time. Each number needs to be separated by a comma.
  4. After hitting the submit button, the site will search your ISBN numbers. They will immediately let you know if they are interested in buying your books. You’ll see a listing and how much they will pay for your books.

How To Sell Your Books:

  1. To accept the company’s offer, you’ll need to submit a buyback order.
  2. Once the prices have been displayed and you have accepted the prices they offer, you need to click on the Add to buyback list.
  3. Once you’ve successfully submitted your buyback order, the company will display your confirmation.
  4. You’ll need to print out a copy of the confirmation. When shipping back your books this must be included in the package.
  5. Click on the link on the confirmation page to print out your mailing label.
  6. The company pays postage for the books you send in.

Sending in Your Books:

  1. After printing out the label for the box must be deposited at the post office.
  2. You will have only 7 days to do this. The postmark on the box has to be within this time frame or the company won’t accept your shipment.
  3. The quotes the company supplies you are only valid for 7 days because the demand changes on the books you are selling.
  4. You can now drop off your box at any drop off box or collection box at the postal service. Furthermore, you can also drop off your box at the campus post office.
  5. Make sure to pack your items carefully so they aren’t damaged in shipping.
  6. Don’t use newspaper when packing your boxes. The newsprint will rub off on the books.

Affiliate Program:

  1. The company has an affiliate program that you can join.
  2. There is a 5 step registration process you must complete.
  3. Step 1: Choose a username, password, and what country you’re from.
  4. Step 2: You’ll need your own primary website in order to apply for the affiliate program. Even if you’re planning on doing most of your promoting for the company using Pay Per Clicks, Overture, or even Google Adsense, you’ll still need a website. In this step, you’ll enter your website address and answer a few questions.
  5. Step 3: The Company wants to know about your email address. You have the choice of using an email address associated with your website or another email address. They are claiming it could take a bit longer to verify your account if you choose to use an email address that’s not associated with your website.
  6. Step 4: You’ll need to complete your contact information and verify if you are the owner of the website or not.
  7. Step 5: The final step is to let the company know how you’d like to be paid. You can either be paid by a check or the money directly deposited into your bank account.
  8. Read the terms and agreement of the company. Afterward, the company will send you a confirmation email to the email address you’ve provided. You must confirm the email in order to log in.
  9. The company will need to verify your application. You’ll receive an email from the company with their answer.

How Do You Get Paid?

  1. This isn’t an international company and only people living in the United States can sell their books here.
  2. You’ll have two payment options to be paid by the company.
  3. You can choose to have a check mailed to your home address or have the money directly deposited into your bank account.
  4. All unacceptable items will be destroyed or sent back. If you want your books returned, you’ll need to pay the postage.


This is a legitimate company and has an A rating with the BBB. The company only works with people living in the United States. When the company first started it wanted to help students earn back money on the textbooks they’d purchased. However, the company has expanded and anyone can sell books to them now. All you need to do is visit the site, enter your ISBN number, find a quote, ship the books and receive your money.

Has anyone ever tried this service before? I’m curious how many people sell back their used textbooks and get paid? Looking forward to reading your comments on how you like this service. This will help others earn a few extra dollars for college or to buy new books to read.


Sell Used Books

Powell’s City of Books Review – Legit or Scam

Powell’s City of Books is a company that was established in 1971. The company has 5 stores located around Oregon plus their online store. You can visit their online store to sell your used books or buy used and new books. If you happen to live near one of the stores in Oregon, you can take your books to the store to sell. Powell’s will take a look at the books and the ISBN number to see if they re interested in purchasing the books from you. The company offers free shipping within the United States; however, anyone can sell their used books to Powell’s. You’ll need to pay your own shipping charges though.

How Does it Work:

  1. Anyone worldwide can sell books to Powell’s as long as you’ve created an account on the website.
  2. Everyone needs an account in order to sell books and be paid. Unless you’re selling the books at one of the stores in Oregon.
  3. If you live near one of the stores in Oregon, take your books to the store. They will examine your books and make you an offer.
  4. You can take your books to any one of the stores 7 days a week. Go to the used book counter to sell your books. You’ll need to check online for the hours at each store.
  5. The store will examine your books and let you know which ones they are interested in buying and how much they’ll pay for your books.
  6. If you choose to sell the books, you’ll have the option of receiving a store credit or cash for your books.
  7. However, if you live outside of Oregon, you’ll need to go online and enter your ISBN number.
  8. You will enter all the ISBN numbers for the books you want to sell in the space provided on the site. One book per line.
  9. After you’ve entered in all the number, you’ll need to hit the “Sell These Books” key. This will send your listing of ISBN number to the site. You will be directed to only click the button once. Therefore you’ll need to enter all the numbers before submitting them to Powell’s.

What to Expect:

  1. Powell’s won’t accept any Book Club Editions books. So don’t bother to try and ell them or even enter the ISBN online.
  2. If you live in the continental United States the company pays UPS ground shipping for the books they have accepted to buy from you.
  3. Keep in mind if you have chosen an online quote for your books, the price may be different than the price quoted to you in the store.
  4. The company purchases used books based on the needs of each of their stores.
  5. Your books must be in good condition when selling them to Powell’s.
  6. The company requires that you show them a current government-issued photo ID when selling your books in the store. If you’re selling them online, you’ll need to scan your ID or take a photo and send it to the company.
  7. The company won’t purchase any outdated textbook or old encyclopedia sets.
  8. If you go to the store to sell your book, they request that you arrive one hour before their buying tables close.
  9. If you are planning on selling a collection of 1,000 books, you’ll need to contact the store by email.
  10. The company will only purchase books from you that they can resell.
  11. The company bases their bid on the expected retail value of each book that they buy from you. The price is based on several factors like stock levels, historic market values, and the books’ desirability.
  12. If you make a mistake when sending in your books and have sent in a book Powell’s doesn’t want. The company will donate the books to a third party, recycle the books, or sell these books with a portion of the proceeds they will donate to a charity of their choosing. The company won’t return your books. So when packing the books, make sure you send in the right books because you won’t get them back.
  13. Quotes on books are only good for 7 days. You’ll need to box up and ship the books before the time expires or ask for another quote when you’re ready to ship the books.
  14. If your book was rejected once, you can try again at a later date. At the time of rejection, the stores could have had too many copies of this book. Now they are sold and they are looking for new ones. It is a good idea to try again if your book was rejected the first time. They might be interested in the book the second time.

What The Company Won’t Buy:

  1. Advanced Reader Copies
  2. Uncorrected Proofs
  3. Print-on-demand titles
  4. Books marked Not for Resale
  5. Book Club Edition
    1. The Book of the Month Club
    2. The Literary Guide
    3. Book Club Editions
  6. Ex-library books
  7. Books without an ISBN

Shipping Books:

  1. After you’ve accepted the bid and the price from Powell’s, you’ll need to box the books up for shipment. The company will first send you a confirmation email.
  2. You have the chance to choose one of the companies’ free shipping options or you can pay to ship the books yourself.
  3. If you choose the company’s shipping option, you’ll need to go to the website and print off the shipping label. Afterward, take the box to any local UPS in your area and drop it off. The company will pay for UPS Ground Service only when the box is shipped to them.   If you have more than one carton to send in, you’ll need to print multiple labels. Just make sure that you use the link to generate more than one label so the company can keep the boxes together.
  4. Don’t photocopy the label and print multiple copies of the same label. Each label needs its own number and a link to the previous label.
  5. You will need to use a sturdy box when packing your books and it is a good idea not to pack more than 30 books in a box.
  6. Don’t use newspaper when packing your book because the newsprint will rub off on the covers of the books.

How Are You Paid?

  1. Once your books arrive at Powell’s, you’ll be notified by email.
  2. The buyer will examine your books and note the price that the company pays.
  3. Once the complete examination has been done, the buyer will enter the buying price in your account.
  4. You can now choose to take a store credit and use this to buy other books.
  5. You also have the option of being paid by PayPal.
  6. If you choose PayPal, the company will automatically issue your payment.


This is a legitimate company and they’ve been in the book business for over 30 years. The company has stores across Oregon that anyone living in the state can visit and sell their books at. Furthermore, if you live out of state it is easy to sell your books to this company. The company pays all shipping costs as long as you live in the United States. If you happen to live outside the US and want to sell books, Powell’s will give you a quote. It will be your responsibility to box up the books and pay the shipping charges to the company.

If you are a fan of reading, have too many books lying around your home, or are looking to trade a few books for new ones. This is an excellent company to work with. Has anyone every used Powell’s before to sell your used books? If so, can you tell me how it was in the comments section? Looking forward to hearing from you.


Sell Used Books

BookScouter Review – Legit or Scam

BookScouter doesn’t actually pay you for your used books. The company is more of an agent and scouts around for the best prices available on used books. So when you submit your ISBN number to the website, it will search multiple books buyer and give you a listing of the prices they are willing to pay for your books. You can use BookScouters to search different book buyers to find the highest prices they will pay for your used books. The website actually helps you find the best prices from over 30 books buyers on the market today. This website is only for people living in the United States. The book buyers listed on the site don’t pay international shipping costs to receive your used books.

How Does It Work?

  1. You’ll need to visit the site and enter all your books ISBN numbers.
  2. The website will submit this number to a wide variety of book vendors who purchased used books.
  3. Once they have the list available, you’ll be able to see the different vendors and prices they pay for each book.
  4. Some vendors aren’t willing to pay a high price to purchase used books, while other vendors will pay more for used books. Once you have the list and what each vendor is willing to pay, you can now decide on what books you’ll sell to each vendor.
  5. This actually gives you a better opportunity to sell your books and earn a higher price for the books you’re selling.
  6. Most vendors that you sell books to normally supply you with a box for shipping the books to their store. They also pay the shipping cost of sending the books to them.
  7. If the shipping label isn’t provided, then you’ll need to go to the website and print out the label.

What is an ISBN?

  1. When selling books online the company will ask you to enter all the ISBN numbers. The ISBN is an International Standard Book Number that all books starting using in the early 70’s. This number is normally 10 to 13 digits long and should be found on the back cover of the book. The number is located under the barcode. At times you might find this number on the first page of the book.
  2. Older books don’t have an ISBN number. However, it is possible that a book written before the 1970’s ISBN number might be listed without the barcode. You’ll need to examine the front and back cover and the first page of the book to see if your book has one or not.
  3. Online sellers need the ISBN number in order to give you a fair price for your books. If your book doesn’t have one, then you’ll need to take this to a book dealer in your area.

How Are You Paid?

  1. You must first ship the books to the vendor. The vendor needs to examine your shipment to verify the conditions of your books.
  2. After the shipment has been verified the vendor will pay you for your books.
  3. It is quicker to have your money sent to your PayPal account.
  4. If you are paid through PayPal this normally takes 1 to 3 days after the shipment arrives at the vendors. They will send your payment to your PayPal account.
  5. However, it is possible to receive your money by a check.
  6. If you want a check instead of money deposited into your PayPal account this can take 7 to 14 days to receive your check in the mail.
  7. Each vendor has a different paying schedule and when they will pay you for your books.


This is a legitimate website that you can use to sell your used textbooks, paperbacks, or even hard copies of books. The site will take the ISBN number that you enter and search over 30 vendors for the best prices available to you. You’ll be supplied a listing with the vendor’s name and how much they’re will pay you for your book. You have the opportunity to select the best prices available to sell your books to a variety of different companies.

The company is a comparison agent who scouts around for people to help them find the best prices available on their used books. Furthermore, the company has developed an app you can download on your mobile device. This makes it quick and easy to use the services to locate the prices for the different vendors who buy used books.

Has anyone ever used BookScouter before? How did you like their service? If you have any tips or anything you’d like to share, I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.