Published: Friday, May 18, 2012
Updated: Friday, May 18, 2012 11:05
From May 14-18, students will be able to sell their textbooks back to the UW-Waukesha Bookstore for a partial refund.
Sean Mulloy, manager of the bookstore, said, “Students could receive 50 to 60 percent of what they originally paid.” The amount a student gets back is determined by multiple factors: the type of textbook, the condition it’s in, and the class professor.
However, not everyone resells their textbooks. College textbooks can be a resource for future classes and future jobs.
Book rentals work a little differently. All rented textbooks must be returned by the final exam day. Students will be charged the full price of a new book if the rented textbooks are not returned by the deadline. Since there is already a discount given when renting a book, students will not receive compensation after returning the book. “Students should definitely return the books,” Mulloy added.
According to Mulloy, the busiest time of the year for the bookstore is, “the first week [of classes] when everyone is buying their textbooks.” But the final week of classes is the second busiest time of the school year.