Buyback

Sell your books for cash!

December 2017

Hours to be determined

 

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Get an Extra 20% with Enhanced Buyback!

Students who sell back textbooks and put the proceeds into an account at the Campus Store will receive an additional 20% for their textbooks! Buyback funds can be used for any future Campus Store purchase both in store and online.

The additional 20% is available to NTC students only during the official buybacks at the end of the Spring and Fall semesters. Special engagement and daily wholesale buybacks are not eligible. Students must indicate their preference at the time the textbooks are sold. 

If a student puts funds into their account, but would later like the funds paid out they will receive the funds via check but will forfeit the additional 20%. Funds cannot be transferred between Campus Store and/or NTC student accounts.

Buyback Guidelines:

Resalable textbooks are bought back during exam days at the end of Fall and Spring semesters (receipt not required).

To be eligible for buyback, textbooks must be used again in the next semester, it must be in re-saleable condition and include all CDs, access codes, etc that came with it. Textbooks that are bundled with a workbook or a single-use access code are unlikely to be bought back. A full, updated buyback FAQ will be emailed to current students prior to the start of buyback.

If the textbook for a class has been changed by the instructor, the book may be bought back by a used book wholesaler at national market value. This price can range from 0% - 30% of the publisher's new list price.

Buyback and market value is determined by age, edition, supply of and demand for the book. The average life of a typical course textbook is about 2 years. The closer a textbook gets to this age the less value it has.

Textbooks that cannot be sold back:

  • Old editions
  • "Fill-in" books/study guides
  • Extremely damaged books
  • Some excessively written in books
  • Overstocked books
  • Liquid damaged books

Buyback dates will be emailed to current students and posted at NTC Campus Store near the end of each semester.