How It Works
1. What is PostYourBook.com?
PostYourBook.com is a social networking website where college students can buy and sell textbooks to each other. It was created to help students sell their textbooks for a fair price, while giving other students the ability to buy their book for a fair price.
2. How do I post my books?
Posting a book is easy! Just hit the “Post a Book” button on the top right of any page, sign up, type in the ISBN of your book, set a price, and you’re all set!
*We recommend you post your book at a price in between of what the bookstore is selling it for, and what your school’s buyback program would give you; this way the buyer gets the book for cheaper than the bookstore, and you get to sell your book for more than the amount the buyback program offered you. Buyer Happy. Seller Happy
3. What about buying a book?
Buying a book is as simple as selling one. Use the searchbar to find the book you need. Once you’ve done so, you can see the students in your school who are selling the book. Feel free to call the student using the phone number they may have provided, or message him using our built-in mesasging system. Then arrange to meet up anywhere (preferably on campus!) and pay the seller for his book.
4. So what’s this new Offer system?
Our new offer system allows a buyer to make a seller an offer for his or her book. Buyers can tell a seller how much they are comfortable paying for a book, and even make a request to pay by credit card. If the seller accepts the buyers terms, then the transaction can continue on our website, just like it would on eBay or Amazon.
5. How does PostYourBook.com make money?
Whenever a seller accepts an offer from a buyer to pay with credit card, we take 5% of the sale price, and give the rest of the money to the seller. We also charge the buyer a small convenience fee of $0.99 when using their credit card to make a purchase. This helps keep us up and running, while giving us the funds to continue our advertising efforts throughout your campus and other campuses nationwide.
*Posting a book, and buying a book from fellow students by meeting up and paying cash is always free.
6. If I accept a payment via credit card, how do I get my money?
As soon as the transaction is completeled properly, we will get a check sent out to you within 1-2 business days! It should take no longer than 2-5 business days for you to receive it. Please make sure to fill out the address in your account profile to insure that we send the check to your correct address.
If you have any suggestions, questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at anytime.