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Sell Your Books Online

The NDSCS Bookstore is providing students with two options to sell your purchased books.

Option 1, sell your books back to the NDSCS Bookstore, so we can keep textbook costs lower for future NDSCS students.

Buyback Dates: May 4 - 15, 2020. All buyback shipments must be received by May 22, 2020.
  • The NDSCS Bookstore makes every effort to get you the highest price paid for your used textbooks.
  • It is our policy to buy every college textbook that you decide is no longer needed or wanted for which there is a resale market.
  • DO NOT INCLUDE RENTED TEXTBOOKS from other company's you may have rented from. Be sure your NDSCS Bookstore textbook rentals are labeled if you include them with your buyback shipment.
  • The Bookstore buys back a predetermined quantity of titles that will be used for the upcoming term(s).
  • Do not ship or drop off textbooks in Fargo.
  • Buyback textbooks may be dropped off at the Mail Center from May 4 to May 22, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Prepaid UPS shipping label provided upon request, email [email protected]
  • Payment for buyback amount will be credited to your NDSCS Student account. PLEASE see "How and when will I be paid" below in the FAQ.

  • Sell my textbooks to the NDSCS Bookstore, select CLICK HERE

Option 2, sell your books to our vendor partner, MBS Books.

  • MBS Books will cover shipping, so there's no cost to you. All you have to do is search for the book(s) you want to sell back, print the packing list, select a payment option, print the prepaid shipping label, and ship your book(s).
  • DO NOT INCLUDE RENTED TEXTBOOKS from the NDSCS Bookstore or any other company you may have rented from.
  • This service is provided by MBS Books. The purchase agreement is between you and MBS Books.

  • Sell my textbooks to MBS Books, CLICK HERE

Buyback FAQ:

Can I drop off my books at the Bookstore?

The Bookstore is temporarily closed. You may drop off your buyback textbooks at the Mail Center between 8:00 a.m and 4:00 p.m., (Monday to Friday) May 4 to May 22, 2020.


How do I ship my books?

NDSCS Bookstore

Step One: Pack your textbooks in a strong, sturdy box suitable for shipping. Fill the empty spaces with a clean filler. Remember, the received condition determines the final value of your shipment. Be sure you have packaged your shipment well to protect your investment.


Step Two: Please print and enclose your Buyback Book List, be sure to write your name and Student ID number on this document. If you do not include the packing list with your books, you may not be credited for the buyback. Keep a copy for yourself.


Tape the box securely using appropriate shipping or box tape.


Step Three: Once you complete your quote if sending to the NDSCS Bookstore - you can email [email protected] to request a pre-paid UPS Shipping Label. In your request, put "Textbook Buyback Label Request" in your subject line. Include your name, mailing address, and your student ID in your email. The Bookstore will then email you a UPS prepaid shipping label. Please print the label and follow the instructions regarding mailing your package. Securely attach the label to the top of the box. Make sure there is only one mailing label on the box you are using. Then, ship us your books. Note that the postage paid UPS label does not insure your package. Should you desire to insure your package, we suggest you purchase those services from UPS at your expense. We are not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged books.


MBS Books

Step One: Pack your textbooks in a strong, sturdy box suitable for shipping. Fill the empty spaces with a clean filler. Remember, the received condition determines the final value of your shipment. Be sure you have packaged your shipment well to protect your investment.


Step Two: Please print and enclose your packing list. If you do not include the packing list with your books, you may not be credited for the buyback. Keep a copy for yourself.


Tape the box securely using appropriate shipping or box tape.


Step Three: Once you complete your quote you will receive an email with a link to your pre-paid UPS Shipping Label. Please print the label and follow the instructions regarding mailing your package. Securely attach the label to the top of the box. Make sure there is only one mailing label on the box you are using. Then, ship us your books. Note that the postage paid UPS label does not insure your package. Should you desire to insure your package, we suggest you purchase those services from UPS at your expense. We are not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged books.


How and when will I be paid?

NDSCS Bookstore

  • By Direct Deposit-recommended-the fastest and most secure method to receive your refund. Click here for instructions to enroll in Direct Deposit or to verify your existing DDP information.
  • By check- your HOME address in Campus Connection will be used if mailing is necessary. Verify your address in Campus Connection.
  • After processing your returned books, your Buyback credit will be applied to your NDSCS student account. (If you have an outstanding balance, the Buyback credit may apply to that amount.) A refund will be processed in approximately 7-10 days from when your return is processed.

MBS Books

You can choose to be paid by check or via Paypal. Checks normally arrive within 2-3 weeks from the time we receive your package.


Will you accept my books in any condition?

No. To sell back your books they must not have any of the following:

  • Stains or water damage
  • Missing, torn or loose pages
  • Missing, torn or loose cover
  • Excessive writing or marking
  • A broken spine
  • Torn or damaged binding

You will not receive payment for books that do not meet our minimum standards of quality. If you are unsure of whether or not your book is acceptable, simply ask yourself if you would be satisfied if we sold it back to you.


Do you buy back Course Manuals?

No. Course manuals, working papers, and reprints have no buyback value. Do not send items of no value.


What happens if I send materials with no buyback value?

Books submitted to us for buyback that do not meet our minimum standards of quality will either be discarded or returned to you at your expense. If there is no value on your items, you will receive notification in the form of a letter or email. You have 1 week to request to have the materials returned to you. Please note that books of no value are grouped together and we cannot guarantee that you will receive the exact book you submitted. The returned book will however be the same title and edition.


I have a few extra books that are not on my buyback quote. Can I send them to you in case you need or want them?

No. Any items that are received with a buyback quote and are not listed can cause delay in processing. These unlisted items will be discarded.


Do I need to send you the original CD that came with my textbook?

Although we prefer to receive the software that originally came with your textbook, it is often not required. Our system has different prices for books with and without software. Please refer to your buyback quote for details. If the item listed has "w/CD", "w/Study Guide", "w/Companion", etc., please include the supplemental materials in your shipment.


My buyback quote includes the package I ordered and one of the items contained in the package is listed separately. Will I receive payment for each item?

We often buy back books either as the text only or as a package. We list both items on your buyback quote to give you an opportunity to sell back just the text in case you have discarded or used the supplemental items that the package originally included. The price paid is for either the textbook by itself OR the package.


How do you determine buyback values?

Buyback values are based on anticipated future demand for a book and current stock level. NDSCS will pay up to 50% of the new textbook price for used textbooks adopted for an upcoming term, since the bookstore is also partnering with MBS Books, we are able to buy back more books since the demand is based on thousands of colleges and universities throughout the nation.


What is an ISBN number?

ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number. It is a unique identification number assigned to every book sold anywhere in the world. The ISBN allows a title to be located quickly and accurately, wherever it is sold.


Where do I find a book's ISBN number?

An ISBN is usually located on the back of a book, or you can find it in the inside front cover of your book near the copyright date.


What paperwork do I need to include in my package?

Be sure to include a copy of your packing list with every shipment. If you are sending multiple boxes, please place a copy of the packing list in each box. We are not able to provide payment for shipments that lack all required paperwork.


Do I have to pay for shipping?

NDSCS Bookstore

No! When you sell your books back to the NDSCS Bookstore, you may email [email protected] to request a pre-paid UPS shipping label. When you receive the email containing the shipping label, print the UPS label and affix it to the package containing your books and then simply drop your package off at the nearest UPS shipping location. Please Note: The postage paid UPS label does not insure your package. We are not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged books.


MBS Books

No! When you sell your books through this site we provide you with a pre-paid UPS shipping label that you will receive via email after you generate a quote. When you receive the email containing the link to your packing list, be sure to click the link to your complimentary shipping label. Print the UPS label and affix it to the package containing your books and then simply drop your package off at the nearest UPS shipping location. Please Note: The postage paid UPS label does not insure your package. We are not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged books.


Can I use a shipping method other than a pre-paid label?

Yes. You are welcome to use a shipment method other than the free UPS shipping label, however please be aware you will need to do so at your own expense.


Who can sell their books through your Buyback Program?

The online buyback program is only intended for individual students attending this institution. The online buyback program is not intended for bulk used textbook dealers.



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