Buyback Schedule

For Spring 2003, hours and locations for textbook buyback are as follows:
1st week, March 31 – April 4
Ackerman Mon-Thurs 7:30am to 6:30pm
Friday 7:30am to 6pm
Lu Valle Regular Store Hours, Textbook Area Registers

2nd week, April 7 – April 11

Ackerman Mon-Thurs 8am to 6:30pm, Fri 8am to 6pm
Health Science Regular Store Hours, customer Service counter
Lu Valle Regular Store Hours, Textbook Area Registers
3rd - 9th week, April 14 – May 30
Ackerman Mon-Fri 9am to 4pm (Closed May 26)
Health Sciences Regular store hours, Customer Service Counter
Lu Valle Regular store hours, Book Information Counter
10th week, June 2 – June 6
Ackerman Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm
Health Sciences Regular store hours, Customer Service Counter
Lu Valle Regular store hours, Book Information Counter
Finals week, June 9 – June 13
Ackerman Mon-Tues 8:30am to 5pm
Wed-Fri 8:30am to 6pm
Hill Top Wed-Fri 10am to 4pm
Health Sciences Mon-Fri 8:30am to 5pm
Lu Valle Mon-Fri 8:30am to 5pm

Frequently Asked Questions

Why sell back your textbooks?
Selling your books back is a way of recycling them. Recycling is not only good for the environment, but it also helps increase our inventory of used textbooks for students. Having more used textbooks in stock is the single most significant way the UCLA Store can reduce your textbook costs. The best source of used books is you, our customer. Our preference is to purchase them from you rather than purchase them from a used book company.

How are buyback prices determined?
Buyback prices are determined by book lists submitted by instructors for the next quarter. If we know which books will be needed and we are not already overstocked, then the UCLA Store will pay 50% of the current retail price. If the instructor has not submitted an order at the time you try to sell your book(s), then you will receive that book's current market value. That value, determined by used book companies, is based upon the national demand for the book and whether or not it is a current edition. Wholesale buyback prices typically range up to 30% of the retail price.

Why aren't all books eligible for 50% buyback?
Some books are used in classes that are only taught once a year. In other cases, a book is replaced by a newer edition or by an alternate choice from another publisher.

How do I find out the buyback value of my used textbook?
Because buyback pricing is based on our stock, the only way to determine the buyback value of your book is tobring your book to the buyback counter. The UCLA Store does not give pricing information over the phone as prices are subject to change by the time you bring the book in to sell back.

What's the best time to sell books to Used Text Buyback?
While the UCLA Store buys back books any time during the year, the best time to sell your books is the 9th week of the quarter when 50% buyback is first offered. As the needed quantity is filled, the buyback value decreases.

Where can I sell my books back?
Wholesale buyback is available all year round at two campus locations: Ackerman Union (A-level) and Lu Valle Commons. There are expanded hours and locations at the end of each quarter, during 10th week and finals.


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