Sometimes, Used Bookstore will buy your current edition textbooks even if they are no longer in use at Waterloo. We deal with companies in the US that supply textbooks to colleges and universities. If your book is listed in their catalogues we will pay you upfront in cash for it and export it (below $10 we will give you cash, above $10 we will put the money directly onto your debit card).
There are 3 ways to check for export prices:
- Come into the store we will scan your books through our system and let you know the export price.
- Send us an email, and we will let you know the export price.
- Give us a call (519-888-4567 ext. 32390) and we will let you know the export price.
The export option is also beneficial to students because all payments to them from the store will be made in cash up-front. If no price is displayed when students check the export price, there are other ways for them to sell it. Used Bookstore offers consignment for books still needed at the University of Waterloo. With consignment, the book is put in the store for sale at a maximum of 80% of the New Bookstore price, students will receive 85% of the selling price with Used Bookstore deducting a 15 per cent consignment fee when the book sells. Through this method, students can receive even more money when it is sold.
Books that are not acceptable for consignment or export, can be re-cycled with us if you do not want to carry them back.