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Book Condition Guide (what's this)


Condition Requirements

    Condition Requirement Summary: Examples of books that are not accepted are books with broken spines or broken bindings; missing, torn, or loose pages; excessive writing, marking, or highlighting; stains, rings, or water damage; burns or rips; strong odors, defective books, or books with any other significant damage.
    Amazon Trade-In: Books will not be accepted if they have one of the following conditions: Library copy; Custom edition textbooks (typically has a school name listed); Water damaged (wavy, swollen or discolored, crinkled, stains, rings); Broken spine or binding; Books with torn or taped cover; Missing, torn, or loose pages; Burns, fire, or smoke damage; Strong odor of any kind (including musty odor, cigar or cigarette odor); Marked Not for Resale (or is otherwise marked not for sale) anywhere on the cover or inside
    AwesomePrices: If the price on the pricing display says "0.00" or no price is shown, then that means we don't want the book, so please don't send it to us, because we do not return books that have no value to us. We never buy instructor annotate textbooks, int'l editions, defective books (dirt, pages gotten wet, fall off of binding, etc.), or books not sold in college bookstores.
    BetterWorldBooks: We do not purchase books with water damage, binding damage, missing pages or excessive writing or highlighting.
    Bluerocketbooks: Books with missing, loose, or damaged pages; workbooks that have any writing in them; damage to the binding such as loose cover, cracks in the glue, or pages that are separating from binding or cover; cover damage such as missing, stained, cut or torn off; water damage; significant stains, damage or mold; odors such as tobacco, mildew, perfume, or pet odor; page markings on 20% or more of pages; excessive highlighting; and/or pages that are stuck together or where text is obscured will not be accepted.
    Bookbyte: Textbooks with excessive writing and highlighting, missing or damaged covers, missing pages, excessive odor, obscured text, or stuck-together pages have no resale value and will be recycled if sent.
    BookHolders: Textbooks that are of an older edition or are not in the best condition are not bought back.
    BooksIntoCash: We make every effort to grade as many books as, "new," as possible. Your satisfaction is very important to us! However, many books end up being graded as, "used," since to receive a, "new," grading, books must be in *perfect* condition upon arrival at our facility: with no visible wear, writing, bent corners, dented corners, shelf wear, or damage whatsoever. Otherwise, books we buy from you will be priced at the, "used," price.
    Booksmart: We do not except damaged books. "Damaged" books are books that contain excessive water damage, mold, and/or staining, as well as torn or missing pages.
    BooksRun: Books will not be accepted in the following conditions: Marked "free", "promotional copy", "complimentary copy", "not for resale", "not for sale", or "preliminary edition", "uncorrected proof" anywhere on the cover or inside; Partial sets or incomplete sets (i.e. only volume 1 of a 2 volume set); Having writing on them (unless on a very few pages or very slight) or excessive highlighting on many pages; Having moisture or water damage, mold, excessive staining; Possessing cigarette smell or any other strong odor; Torn cover pages; Filled out tests or exams on any pages; If a book comes with a CD or other supplementary materials, they must be included in good and working condition; Missing pages; Ripped, detached, or broken spine or binding. All the pages need to be firmly attached to the binding; Books that do not comply with U.S. copyright laws or do not have a copyright page; Counterfeit or non-legitimate edition books. Barcode and ISBN should be printed on the book, not a sticker.
    Bookstores.com: Examples of books that are not bought back are water damaged books; books with damaged bindings (e.g., pages loose, missing, or falling out); defective books; books with torn/taped covers, and law books or study guides/workbooks with any highlighting/writing.
    BooksValue: Certain textbooks have no value. Some examples of textbooks having no value are as follows (this is not an all inclusive list, please contact us if you have specific questions): Used textbooks with bad bindings, missing covers and/or missing pages. CLEAN and COMPLETE means that study guides, workbooks, lab manuals, etc., must not have greater than 5 pages of answers or writing and/or missing any pages. Textbooks with water damage (moisture causing wavy, sticky, discolored or swollen pages). International Editions, Free Copy, Annotated Copy, Complimentary Copy, Professional Copy and Instructor Copy (Occassioanlly there are exceptions, please contact us for approval).
    Buyback Express: Books will not be accepted if they have any of the following conditions: Books with moisture damage, severe binding damage, severe abuse to covers or page edges, such as significant scribbling, or loose or missing pages; Books missing accompanying CDs/DVDs that are integral to the product's usefulness, such as a fitness DVD and book combo package (this seldom applies to textbooks); Study Guides/Test Booklets/Children's Books with any sections filled out.
    Buyback101: Buyback101.com does not purchase textbooks with water damage, books with missing pages and books that have been rebound. Books must have minimal writing or highlighting or they will not be accepted.
    Cash4Books: Books will NOT be accepted with any of the following conditions: workbooks, lab manuals, and study guides with any writing in them; textbooks with practice tests that have been filled out; missing or loose pages; major wear to the binding; tears to the cover or pages; water, moisture damage, mold, or stains; fire or smoke damage; strong odor of any kind (including cigarette odor); exceeds C4B's maximum quantity of each ISBN; highlighting, underlining, or writing that appears on more than 50% of the book or if any of the text is obscured or difficult to read.
    Chegg: Books will not be accepted in the following conditions: Broken spines or binding; Missing, torn, or loose pages; Excessive writing, marking, or highlighting; Stains or water damage; Burns or rips; Any other significant damage; Binder, teacher, and international editions.
    CKYBooks: The following items will not be accepted: Teacher's or Instructor's Editions Textbooks; International / Foreign Edition Textbooks; Custom Edition Textbooks. (textbooks printed for a specific school or university); Advance reading copies, uncorrected proofs, and/or promotional copies of books; Books that state "review copy", "free copy", "sample copy", "examination copy", "complimentary copy", "not for resale", etc... (or "not for sale") anywhere on the book; One-time use access codes & subscription/registration-based software/online course materials; Partial sets or incomplete sets (i.e. only volume 1 of a 2 volume set); Items where the ISBN the customer used does not match the ISBN of the ITEM; Pornography or otherwise offensive and explicit material; Dated Materials/Books, Calendars and Daily Planners, Dated diaries or journals; Book Club Editions; Books that have been rebound.
    CollegeBookRenter: Books that are water damaged, molded or mildewed; contain stains of any kind; have missing or loose pages; have missing or loose covers; broken or damaged spines/bindings; and/or excessive highlighting, underlining or marginalia will not be accepted. Study guides, lab manuals, and other fill-in books with answers written in them; international editions; facsimile copies; custom editions; and annotated Instructor's editions will also not be accepted.
    CollegeBooksDirect.com: Annotated Instructor's Edition are not accepted if the search does not result in a specific annoted listing that has a value.
    CollegeFocus: Textbooks will not be bought if they have any of the following conditions: books with over 20% of the pages with markings (writing, highlighting, marginalia, etc); binding damage, cover damage, missing pages or illegible text; torn pages; odor; water damage or staining of any kind to the pages or covers. CollegeFocus does not purchase any unbound materials commonly known as "loose leaf", "unbound", or "spiral bound" editions of books.
    eCampus: Books cannot be accepted if they have the following: Excessive writing, marking or highlighting; Stains or water damage; Missing, torn or loose pages; Detached or broken spine. Also, teacher editions, instructor editions, international editions, and other like editions will not be accepted.
    eFollett: eFollett can only buy back books that are in good condition. "Good condition" means that all pages, bindings, and covers are intact and complete. Pages should not be torn, missing, marked up or highlighted excessively so that the print is obscured. Textbooks with water damage, stains, and/or pages sticking together are not considered in "good condition."
    Everytext.com: A list of books that Everytext.com will not buy includes: international editions or instructor's editions; books without a CD, DVD or online access code that initially came with them; books with torn/missing pages, excessive highlighting, water damage, stained pages, etc.; study guides that are not in a new conditions.
    FirstClassBooks: Books will not be accepted or quote price will be reduced if they have water damage, missing or torn pages/cover, stains or mildew, damaged spine/binding or excessive writing/highlighting. If book originally came with a CD, study guide, or other supplement, it must be included and CDs must be in working condition.
    FreeTextbooks: Books in "good" condition do not have: stains of any kind; water damage of any kind; missing, torn, loose pages or cover; excessive writing, marking or highlighting; broken spine or binding; any other significant damage that would prevent FreeTextbooks.com from reselling it.
    iSellTextBooks : The following items will not be bought: stained books and books with water damage; books without covers; books that have been placed into a three-ring binder; textbook reproductions; electronic copies or other downloadable editions; alternate editions.
    K-12 Book Buyer: Books that have the following conditions will not be bought: Missing, loose, or damaged pages; Workbooks that have any writing in them; Damage to the binding such as loose cover, cracks in the glue, or pages that are separating from binding or cover; Cover that is damaged, missing, stained, cut or torn off; Water damage; Significant stains, damage or mold; Odors such as tabacco, mildew, perfume, or pet odor; Notes on more than 25% of pages; Lots of highlighting; Pages are stuck together or text is obscured; Any other damage that would prevent K12bookbuyer from reselling the book in good or better condition.
    Mybookcart: Books will not be accepted with any of the following: Water or moisture damage, Mildew or mold, Fire or smoke damage, Major wear to binding, Large tears to pages, Missing pages, Strong odors of any kind, including cigarette odor, Answers that are filled in. If Mybookcart receives any books that are not in the condition stated, or with conditions that are not acceptable by them, payment will be reduced or eliminated.
    PhatCampus: Books having water damage, mold, torn covers, binding damage, missing pages or excessive writing or highlighting will not be bought.
    Powells: Powell's does not buy books with rips, tears, stains, or odors. Books must have no writing or highlighting, no pages falling out or coming loose and no broken spines/bindings. Other books not accepted include: Ex-Library or Book Club Editions; Advance Reader Copies (ARCs), Uncorrected Proofs (UPs), and books marked "Not for Resale". All hardcovers originally sold with a dust jacket must include the dust jacket. Make sure to check that anything that originally came with a book is included with the book when it is shipped. Please be sure to remove all price and discount stickers from books.
    Sell-Textbook.com: Sell-Textbook.com does not buy textbooks that are damaged, torn, or have missing pages.
    SellBackBooks: A used book is considered in good condition even when it contains highlighting, margin notes, or other markings (with the exception of study guides, which must be clean). However, books must be generally clean in appearance with no torn pages and with the cover or dust jacket intact or they will not be accepted.
    SellBackYourBook: No tears and minimal wear to the cover, or pages; Corners of covers should not be bent, dented or frayed; Minimal wear to the binding - pages should be firmly attached to the binding - bindings cannot be broken; A small amount of writing, underlining or highlighting of pages is okay, as long as it is on fewer than 30% of the book's pages; workbooks and study guides must be clean and unwritten in (no answers filled in already); No missing pages; No liquid damage - warped, wavy pages are a sign of liquid damage; No fire or smoke damage; No strong odor of any kind; If book originally came with a CD-Rom, the original CD-Rom must accompany the book when shipped to SellBackYourBook.com. The CD must be in working condition; No advance reading copies, uncorrected proofs, and/or promotional or screener copies of books; No partial sets (ie, only sending volume 1 of a 2 volume set); No items with the access code exposed.
    Textbook Dollars: Textbook Dollars will buy back books having the following conditions: Water damage books, Used books, Writing on pages, New books, Highlighting in books, Normal wear, Instructor/ Binder/ A La Carte textbooks. Books will not be bought if they have the following conditions: Broken/Torn bindings, Extreme damaged books, Missing pages, Damaged cover, Loose pages or Pages Stuck Together, Smoke or fire damage, Custom Edition books.
    Textbook Recycling: Books with highlighting and writing in them will be accepted as long as no more than 25% of the pages of the book include any markings. Study guides, work books, lab manuals, working papers, practice/exercise books, activity books and any books with blank answer fields must have NO writing OR highlighting in them in order to receive payment. Any books that have damage such as a loose binding, cover or pages partially or entirely torn off, mold damage, stuck pages, water damage of any kind, loose or missing pages, or pages with tape or other foreign materials bound to them will not be accepted.
    textbookrental.ca: Books will not be considered in good condition if they have any of the following: water damage; missing or torn pages/cover; stains or mildew; damaged spine/binding; excessive writing/highlighting.
    TextbookRush: Books will not be accepted in the following conditions: moldy; badly stained; liquid damage; copies with missing pages or obscured text; advance reading copies (ARCs); uncorrected proof copies; any one-time use or stand-alone items (i.e., workbooks that have more than six pages written on them, stand alone access codes that have already been used, etc.). Any CDs, access codes, or supplemental materials that came with the books should be returned with the buyback order for that book.
    Textbooks.com: Books will not be accepted if they have: stains; water damage; missing, loose, or torn pages/cover; excessive writing; broken spine, torn or damaged binding; any other significant damage or disfigurement. All original components (CDs/DVDs, study guides, etc.) listed on the quote must be included. The textbook cannot be an international or teacher's edition.
    Textbookstop: International Editions, Instructor's Editions, Complimentary Editions, Loose-Leaf Editions, Custom Editions, books with markings in more than 20% of the pages, books with torn/missing pages, books with spine not intact or water damage will not be accepted. Study Guides and Workbooks MUST be Free of ANY markings.
    Textbookwheel: Books with water damage, missing or torn pages, loose bindings or a cover not intact will not be accepted. The book can contain some writing or highlighting, but if excessive that could effect the price paid. If a book is received in a condition deemed unacceptable, the price will be adjusted accordingly and in some cases no payment will be made at all. Unacceptable books will not be returned.
    topdollar4books: Books with any of the following issues will not be bought: Broken hinges (rip inside front or back cover); Water, moisture or smoke damage; Missing pages; Any odors including smoking; Ex-library books; Books marked "Not For Resale"; Heavy hi-lighting and markings; Instructor, International or Custom editions of textbooks
    Valore: Textbooks will not be accepted if they have the following characteristics: Severely damaged book cover, binding, or pages; Missing or ripped pages; Water damage; Excessive writing or highlighting; An ISBN or edition that is different from the ISBN or edition that was quoted; Tampered ISBN; Missing CDs or discs (if required); Fraud.



 
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