Why Not to Sell Your Textbooks to the School Bookstore — Illustrated by Stock Photos

February 15, 2017

Selling your textbooks at the college bookstore is the literal worst. That’s why we’ve illustrated the process with the best and worst stock photos imaginable! Take our advice, and view these photos before heading to the school buyback program.

These stock photos illustrate why you should avoid selling your textbooks to the school bookstore at all costs.

You’ll be overwhelmed by  the sheer size of the crowd.

Huge crowds

When you arrive at the bookstore to sell your textbooks, you’ll be overwhelmed by the sheer size of the crowd. Why do they only offer a few days for textbook buyback? It’s not enough time. Also, are you sure you’ve even seen any of these people before? Do they even go here? We have it on good authority that this stock photo is about as accurate as it gets.

 

Don’t be like this girl; avoid the lines at all costs.

Long lines

Once you’ve overcome the shock of the crowd, you’ll find your way into the buyback line. Between all the people, the few attendants who are actually working, and the unnecessarily complicated selling process, you’re lucky if you’re out of there in a few hours! Don’t be like this girl; avoid the lines at all costs.

Bookstore prices are  notoriously low, so be prepared to make almost no cash.

Low prices

When it’s finally your turn in line, you’ll get to the front and have your books price-checked. This is where things really take a turn for the worse. Bookstore prices are notoriously low, so be prepared to make almost no cash. We know it’s difficult. It’s OK to cry.

This process is so frustrating you may eventually give up.

Sheer frustration

This process is so frustrating you may eventually give up. Then what happens? You’ll just have to find another purpose for your textbooks. How about a nice book hat? While not waterproof, it is a fashion statement …

You can avoid all that wasted time and frustration!

Finding Cash4Books

Don’t worry. You can avoid all that wasted time and frustration! The school bookstore isn’t your only route to selling your textbooks. Head to the Cash4Books homepage for a price quote, and soon you’ll be feeling flush with money. Making cash online is definitely the easier way to go.

 

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