- It's a conservative estimate of the amount you'll be able to sell your books for at the end of the semester. It's based on a compilation of book buyback information.
What's the net price?
- It's the amount you pay for a book minus the amount we estimate you’ll get when you sell your book to a buyback vendor. When buying a
book, you should keep in mind that you can sell most textbooks online for 50 percent or more of the purchase price, depending on the book's condition.
When does it make sense to rent a textbook?
You need the book for only one semester
You're confident you’ll be able to return the book on time
You generally keep your books in good condition
The rental price is substantially cheaper than the net price
When does it make sense to buy?
You want to keep your books
You'll use the book longer than one semester
You'll make more money selling back the book than renting
- Alternative version. This is usually an international version, sold in a country other than the U.S. With a unique ISBN, an ALT book often has a different cover. Sometimes the text is different, sometimes it's not.