Our minimum buyback order value is $50 to qualify for free shipping. If the final buyback value falls below $50 after processing we reserve the right to charge a $5.99 shipping and handling fee against the buyback total. We can only take a maximum of 10 low value books (less than $5 in value) per order.
$100 worth of insurance is included with free shipping. For any packages lost or damaged in transit Textbook Recycling will file a claim on your behalf for up to $100. If and when the claim is accepted we will pay you up to $100. In the case of inadequate packaging resulting in damage we will not file a claim. It is your responsibility to ensure that your books have been adequately packaged.
Price quotes will be honored if all terms and conditions are met according to this document and the policies explained in our Books FAQs.
Price quotes are valid for the exact item entered. If we receive an item that is different in either version or condition than recorded, your quote will be adjusted. You will be paid the current quote for the exact item received. The most accurate way to find the ISBN of a book is on the copyright page. Books with an ISBN stickered on the back may be misrepresented.
Books should be shipped within 3 calendar days of the buyback price quote. Books shipped after 3 calendar days of the quote will be priced according to the current prices listed in our database; in such cases the prices may vary from those in your original quote and in some cases books may no longer have value.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you have sent books that are an exact ISBN match to the books you entered in the buyback quote process and that the ISBN on the book you are sending has not been altered, obscured or covered in any way. It must be directly printed on the book and not a sticker.
If the ISBN on the book we receive is different than what you were originally quoted for we reserve the right to pay you the value of the actual ISBN sent based on our database pricing at the time the book is received.
Examples of books where ISBN’s can differ include Instructor Editions, International Editions, Custom Editions and Loose Leaf Editions. All have very different values for identical titles. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have entered the ISBN that corresponds to the exact copy of the book that you are sending TextbookRecyling.com.
Seller accounts with a history of intentionally creating orders with incorrect ISBNs may result in non-payment, account termination, or forfeiture of shipments.
The book must not be a Rental Edition textbook published specifically for the rental market. These editions are an exact ISBN match to a regular student edition but have been marked by the publisher as being intended for rental only.
If the book we receive is a Rental Edition we will put the book on 72 hour hold, you are responsible for paying the return shipping fee.
It is your responsibility to ensure that all supplementary material that is indicated as included with a quoted ISBN is received in valid and unused condition. This includes, but is not limited to, any CD, study guide and online access code intended to be used with the quoted ISBN. If an online access code is exposed or visible in any way, the code is considered used and is no longer valid.
Upon receipt Textbookrecycling.com will evaluate a book and grade its condition. By sending us your textbooks you accept our grading of sent textbooks.
Only shipments originating in the United States will be accepted. Shipments of books from addresses outside the Unites States will be refused. Shipments from Alaska and Hawaii will incur additional shipment charges on a per lb basis to be deducted from the total payment due to you.
When you complete a quote the page will tell you how many copies we can take, to a maximum of 10. If you have more than that, you will need to contact us before sending them. If you send more than indicated copies of a particular book, we could pay less than the quoted total or in some cases no payment at all. Prices offered for bulk quantities may be more or less than what is quoted on our web site depending on our need for a particular title at the time of your request. Creating additional orders to exceed the maximum limit is not permitted.
Upon receipt of a shipped package into Textbookrecycling’s warehouse, ownership of the contents of the shipment transfer completely and wholly to Textbookrecycling. Textbookrecycling reserves the sole right to determine the value and condition of any included items according to its own standards and policies. Textbookrecycling also reserves the right to resell, recycle, or donate any item obtained through a buyback shipment.
You are not able to cancel an order after ownership has transferred to Textbookrecycling.
If you send us an item that is not in your original quote, and we are buying that item, it will be purchased at our current database price. If we are not buying that item, it will be recycled and will not be returned.
We assume that transactions where books are sold to us are done in good faith. In other words, we assume and you agree that books you send to us are not contracted for destruction by previous owners and have not been stolen or otherwise illegally acquired. You also agree that books you send to us are not counterfeit or otherwise illegally published and that no violation of any law, rule, agreement or contract has occurred in connection with the purchase or sale of such books. Additionally, that you completed your buyback with the full intention of sending us the books in your quote.
Textbookrecycling reserves the right to refuse shipment or withhold payment for any book shipments where fraud or any illegal activity is suspected. In such cases where fraud or illicit activity is suspected, books will not be returned. They may be returned to their intended owners or otherwise dealt with according as we see fit.
Payment times may vary depending on numerous factors. We are unable to change the method of payment, the payment recipient or make other adjustments to the payment method once you have created your buyback quote.
Issued checks remain valid for 90 days. In the event of a lost, forgotten, or otherwise uncashed check, please contact customer service.
We are very happy to have your business. By receiving a quote for buyback you are under no obligation to send all or any of the books that are listed in your price quote. Likewise, we are under no obligation to pay for books until they are both received by us at our facility and accepted and processed. We reserve the right to refuse books for any reason.
Denied books that are valued over $5.00 will be placed on 72 hour hold.
During that time, an email is sent to the customer with instructions for paying the return shipping fee of $5.99 per book.
This does not include items that are deemed as inauthentic.
Inauthentic books will not be returned.
After 72 hours if the return shipping hasn't been paid, those books will be discarded as we see fit.