Textbookexchange is the best website to buy and sell 2nd hand textbooks in Australia. It is a free service from Student Services Australia and a group of leading student organisations nationwide.
It is estimated that at least 30% of students do not buy all of their “required reading” textbooks. The primary reason is lack of funds. Textbookexchange is designed to help students either recoup past expenditure so they can afford new textbooks, or lower the cost of books they cannot currently afford to buy new.
Use it to sell last semester’s used textbooks into cash and buy this semesters required textbooks without paying new text book prices.
The Textbookexchange site puts textbook buyers and sellers in touch with each other. Textbookexchange doesn’t handle books, money or take any commission – it’s 100% free.
Here’s how it works: Sellers list their books. Buyers search for books.
When a buyer finds a book on Textbookexchange, they contact the seller from the site (by email, sms or phone), The seller responds and you organise to transact. Easy!
You choose one or more ways to transact;
- meet on campus,
- meet in the CBD,
- Australia Post COD
Alternatively if you’re a buyer of textbooks pay by direct bank depost and save on postage because Australia Post COD costs a lot of money. If you choose to do this make sure you get the text book sellers full name, mobile phone number and home address so you have recourse if the book doesnt get posted to you.
If you can’t find the textbook you need on Textbookexchange, have a look at the Australian discount online bookstore Seekbooks