Cash4Books: Make an additional 15% when you sell your books

by Angela Davis on May 23, 2012

Looking to make a little extra cash and clear out your bookshelves all at once?, an online book buyer out of Beaverton, Oregon, is offering an additional 15% payout on your buyback total when you use the code SecretStash at checkout. I really like this program and especially love not having to lug my books to Powell’s Books (and pay for the gas to get there) and or host a garage sale.

Here’s how it works:

:: Go to, enter the ISBN number of your books, including recent textbooks, and click “price my books.”

I entered the info for my copy of Dave Ramsey’s The Total Money Makeover (which is an absolute must-read).

The next screen will tell you if is buying that particular book and how much they will pay you for it. I was offered $2.08 for my Dave Ramsey book, which I think is a decent price for minimal work on my part. Note that most of the books they purchase have a publication date of 2007 and newer and their needs change, so a book that is rejected today may be accepted in a couple of weeks or months.

:: At checkout, use the code SecretStash and you’ll get an additional 15% added to your total.

:: Print the pre-paid mailing label, put it on your envelope and mail the books. Shipping is free!

:: Get paid! After your books are received, inspected and processed, you will get paid by check or PayPal within three business days.

Please note that is a bit picky about which books they will accept. They are looking for newer and popular publications. Your dusty books sitting around since college (no matter how old you are :)) will probably not be accepted.

If something is not accepted, you can always post it on to see if you can trade it for a book you want. My daughter loves to post her read chapter books on Once she gets a credit, she gets to select another book!

This promotion is valid until June 8, 2012.

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

curtis March 29, 2014 at 11:39 pm

Thanks for the information, I have two in college now and together they have accumulated a lot of books. The prices of those textbooks were extremely costly.


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Andrea Standin January 22, 2013 at 10:04 am

This is a fantastic resource – thank you so much! I’ve tried selling books on and don’t find there is much of a regular buying audience (for what I have, anyway). I’ve also tried the Amazon buyback program, but haven’t received decent offers. I have tons of books – some older and some newer – so I’m looking forward to checking this out. Every penny counts!


KJBooklover November 13, 2012 at 7:03 pm

I agree with the previous comment, I like to compare prices to find. I use cash4books as well as some other sites such as


Sandra May 23, 2012 at 7:36 pm

I wish it was a little later in the month, I am not done with school until June 20th. I won’t be able to sell my books until then:(


Debbie May 23, 2012 at 4:42 pm

I appreciate the tip as I had a few textbooks to sell. I input my info on their site and felt that their quote for me seemed pretty low so I did some website comparisons. I found and they quoted me about double what this website did, and it was just as painless of a process. It may pay to shop around when looking for this kind of service. Just a thought.


Diane May 30, 2014 at 4:28 am

I found a lot of complaints about sellyourbookback. Did you get paid in a timely manner?


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