It's time for buyback and rental returns, and we're ready for you.
For buyback, we're on what we call retail buyback. That means the best prices of the year, up to one half of the new price of the book (even if you bought it used), if the book is being used again and we need them for the upcoming semester. We're adding books to the Spring semester every day, so call us, check our online buyback, or come in with a photo id and get cold hard cash for the books you own which you no longer wish to keep.
For rental return, we always accept them but this is the time of the year when most of the books come back. They're due back in the store by December 18. Most rentals will have an orange rental sticker on them, and we've already sent out a few rounds of rental return reminders, but if you're not sure, feel free to give us a call and we'll see if you rented anything. Click here to see our rental return policy.
Think you might have trouble with parking at UBE? Think again! In addition to our own parking lot directly behind the store (and beside BB&T, across the street from Sheppard Memorial Library), you can also park at the Five Points Plaza lot directly behind us at the intersection of 5th Street and Evans Street.
This is what used textbooks look like when they come in from MBS, one of our wholesalers. Thanks to relationships with the biggest three wholesalers in the business, as well as a robust self-funded rental program, we have more used books at lower prices.
You may not know this, but where we can control our costs---and having a self-funded rental program gives us an edge on costs---we lower our prices to reflect current costs. That means that a lot of our books are either available to rent or to buy at lower prices than you might find in a traditional bookstore, and in many cases, even what you might find online. Peer-to-peer marketplaces experience high demand during the start of a semester, which drives prices up. Since our prices don't fluctuate, and since we price based on cost, our prices are competitive.
Use our buy books link to purchase and rent, or just check prices, online.
Online Purchasing: NOW INCLUDES RENTAL AND REDSHELF EBOOKS! Just click on the "Buy Books" button above, or use this link and you'll be able to vist our e-commerce site. Feel free to use this interface to check book pricing and availability as well as purchasing. You can buy your books online and choose in-store pickup as your shipping option, and we'll hold your books here for you at no extra charge! Your credit card will not be charged until we process your order. It takes about twenty-four hours for us to pull and process your order at peak times at the start of the semester.