How It Works
Ok, so you bought a book for 150 bucks at the beginning of the semester. You take this
book back to the local bookstore, and they offer you a whopping 15 bucks for it (a very common
scenario that we can all vouch for).
Now, you decide you want a little more back for this "investment" that you made at the
beginning of the semester...so here you are, at CollegeSwapShop.com. After you have
selected a school
post your book for sale, asking 70 bucks.
Because you usually want to sell your books at the end of the semester, and buyers want to buy
books at the beginning of the semester, you will probably have to wait a few weeks before your book
sells. This is no problem, because the item duration on CollegeSwapShop.com is 120 days.
So, Sammy Student is taking the same class next semester. He also goes to CollegeSwapShop.com because
he knows the bookstore is asking 120 bucks for the same book. He performs a simple search and
easily finds your book.
At this point, Sammy has a couple of choices. He can choose to purchase the book from you for 70
dollars, in which case you would be notified by email and text message of your sale.
You would get Sammy's contact info in the email, and Sammy would get an email with your contact
info. So you call Sammy, make arrangements for him to pick up the book, and boom, you are
70 dollars richer.
Or, Sammy sees your book, but he decides that 70 bucks is a bit steep. Sammy has the choice now
to make you an offer, say 60 bucks. You will receive an email and a text message notifying you of
If you choose to accept this offer, you will get an email with Sammy's contact info, and vice versa.
If you decide that 70 bucks isn't enough, you can decline this offer. Sammy will be notified
that you have declined his offer, and will have an opportunity to make another offer.
Keep in mind that CollegeSwapShop.com is not limited to textbooks. You can swap
pretty much anything, including:
- Look for a Roommate/Housing
- Much, much more
So, that's how it works in a nutshell. The process is the same for all other item types, not just books.
If you still have questions, you may contact us.
Thank you for using CollegeSwapShop.com!