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Buyback Info

Course Materials are bought back at up to 50% of new or up to 50% of used, depending on how the course material was purchased and if the college store has a need for the course material.  Other course materials are purchased for less by a used book wholesaler who then sells these course materials to other campuses throughout the country. During buyback dates, you can obtain a quote from our website or you can list your course materials for sale to other students.  There is no charge for this service.

The college store has partnered with Nebraska Book Company to facilitate a daily 'No-Hassle' Buyback for you.  If you choose to use the 'No-Hassle' Buyback, your course materials are shipped directly to Nebraska Book Company and you will receive payment from them.  This is an alternative that is available at all times, but is especially designed for those students who cannot wait until the college store's buyback.  You may receive better return on your course material if you sell your course materials at the college store's scheduled buyback during finals week.  You will need to go to our Sell Textbooks page to use this feature.

SCC & SFCC Buyback Dates:

Spring Quarter

June 18th - 20th, 2014

Summer Quarter

August 4th - 7th & 11th-14th, 2014

Fall Quarter

December 9th-11th, 2014

Winter Quarter '15

March 23rd-25th, 2015

Spring Quarter '15

June 17th-19th, 2015

Summer Quarter '15

Autgust 3rd-20th, 2015

Fall Quarter '15

December 8th-10th, 2015

Buybacks are conducted during store hours.


Reasons Affecting Book Buyback Value...       

  1. Instructor has authorized re-use of the book.

  2. Instructor has discontinued book or not indicated it will be used next term.

  3. Instructor or department will not allow used books in the course.

  4. Bookstore is now overstocked.

  5. Publisher has new edition, and prior edition has no value.

  6. Book is too ragged and in too poor condition to be resold.

  7. Book has limited nationwide demand.

  8. Book is an international edition.

  9. Book is an instructor or desk copy.