Buyback



TEXTBOOK BUYBACK

Using the button below, check the current buyback prices on your textbooks before coming to the store.


You can check the buyback value of a book online with our Price Inquiry feature. All pricing inquiries are subject to change at any time based upon current demand and/or the condition of the book(s). Since Buyback pricing is based on changing demands, final buyback pricing is always determined at the buyback location.


If you find a higher buyback price, the UCLA Store will match it*

 

*Bring us a printed copy of the competitor's active buyback offer and we will match the buyback price up to 30% above our current buyback rate. Buyback Price Match available only to current Benefit U members and not for commercial or business use. One Price Match per title (ISBN) actively being purchased on our UCLA Store buyback list. Offer subject to verification at the time of price match. Competitor's buyback offers must be from a commercial business (no marketplaces, social media sites or peer-to-peer offers) and in the form of a direct payment (cash, check, PayPal, Venmo, etc) and does not apply to store credit offers. All other book buyback policies apply.


 
Ackerman Union Regular Store Hours, Textbook Services Counter
Health Sciences Regular Store Hours, Customer Service Counter
Lu Valle Commons Regular Store Hours, Customer Service Counter
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Frequently Asked Questions
The best source of used books is you, our customer. Having more used textbooks in stock is the single most significant way the UCLA Store can reduce your textbook costs. Our preference is to purchase them from you rather than purchase them from a used book company.
Buyback prices are determined by campus demand for the book next term or national demand via used book wholesalers. When the UCLA Store needs a title for the following term, we attempt to pay a premium for it over wholesale buyback prices and online buyback prices. It is our preference to buy those books back from UCLA Students.
Now you can check th buyback value of a book online with our new Price Inquiry feature. All pricing inquiries are subject to change at any time based upon current demand and/or the condition of the book(s). Since Buyback pricing is based on changing demands, final buyback pricing is always determined at the buyback location.
While the UCLA Store buys back books at any time during the year, the best time to sell your books is the 10th week of the quarter when the store begins buying books for the next term. As the needed quantity is filled, the buyback value decreases.
Wholesale buyback is available all year round: Ackerman Union, Lu Valle Commons and Health Sciences Store. Additional locations are available during Finals Week.
There are expanded hours and locations at the end of each quarter, during 10th week and finals.
As a rule, we do not buy back the following types of academic materials:
  • Course readers
  • International editions
  • Instructor editions
  • Software
In almost all cases, when a book is replaced with a new edition, the old edition is no longer eligible for buyback. As this is not always the case, we are happy to check your old editions to see if they are eligable for buyback.

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