Archive for September, 2010
We have been receiving a lot of orders from college students these past few weeks. Here are the most frequent questions we get from students using us for textbook buyback.
Will you purchase books with missing supplements? (i.e. CDs, DVDs, online access codes)
Yes. We do accept books with missing supplements; however, we will reduce the original offer price once we receive the item and it is missing a supplement. Our typical deduction is 50% of the offer price.
Will you purchase books with writing, highlighting, or underlining?
Yes. We accept books with writing, highlighting, and underlining without any reduction to the original offer price if less than 25% of the pages are affected. Books that contain such markings on more than 25% of the pages may be rejected or receive a reduction to the original offer price. Workbooks or manuals must NOT have any answers written in the blanks.
Do you purchase International editions? No. We cannot purchase International editions of textbooks. International textbooks are prohibited to be sold in the US.
Do you purchase Teacher’s Editions? No. We do not purchase Teacher’s Editions.
Do you purchase old textbooks? Most textbooks that are older than 3-4 years old typically do not receive offers. Our offers are based on supply and demand and there is little or no demand for outdated textbooks.
Today we introduce a new category of blog posts…Tyler’s Corner. Tyler is the seven year old son of one of our employees. He is extremely gifted in reading. He has dictated the following story to his aunt.
The Legend of the Frost Gargoyle
Once upon a time there were some artic people that were terrified by dragons. They were so afraid of the dragons, that these people stayed in their houses all of the time, because it was safe. One of the most frightening dragons was the Frost Gargoyle.
The Frost Gargoyle’s family started in France. He had many brothers and sisters. But he wanted to check out the artic. He wanted to see footprints, see if there were other dragons living in the artic, and meet any dragons that might be living there.
While walking out through the artic, the Gargoyle saw dragon tracks in the snow. He decided to follow the dragon tracks, so he followed them to the ice cave. There he was for the first time a frost Dragon. He was surprised that he fainted. After all he had never seen a dragon before, and this one was very, very big and very white. That’s why he is called a frost Dragon.
When he awoke, the gargoyle realized that the frost Dragon was preparing to put him on the grill. Of course he was frightened knowing that the frost Dragon wanted to eat him, but when the frost Dragon realized that dinner was a gargoyle, it is frightened him that he too fainted.
Because the dragon was so large, when he fell on the ground, the whole earth shook. This caused all of the dragons and the gargoyles to run to the cave to see what had happened. At this point, there was a dragon meeting, where all the dragons discussed the 50 laws of dragonology.
At this meeting, the dragons decided to allow the gargoyles to become a frost Gargoyle, so the frost Dragon gently patted the gargoyle on the head. So, the gargoyle became the first frost Gargoyle.
After that, the frost Dragon and the frost Gargoyle worked together.
We are interested in purchasing your used textbooks. Remember Bookjingle when it comes time to sell back your books. We recommend that you get offers from our site prior to going to your college textbook buyback. With this information in hand, you can sell your books to the highest offer. Please remember that we also purchase used books year round. Unlike the college bookstore, we are always available to purchase your books. Get the most cash, sell used books at Bookjingle.
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If you’re a member of any popular networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter or MySpace – I urge you to read this book.
If you’ve not been too concerned about the amount of information that you’re giving out when participating online, or whether or not you’re putting yourself at risk – this book will make you think twice. Please – READ THIS BOOK!
Are you “friending” people online that are complete strangers? Do you ever wonder if those in charge of social networking sites are abusing your information or snooping? This story is a perfect example of how technology can be used for good………and evil. It was eye opening and made me think long and hard. The storyline revolves around an online predator who is stalking people through the popular GrapeVyne network. As the perpetrator makes “friends” with complete strangers online, they are able to gather enough information to target their victims and murder them.
In every case, the victim brings the predator right to them by sharing details of their locations and their activities. When Krista Carmichael’s young teenage sister is kidnapped and then brutally beaten, raped and murdered, Krista goes on a mission to find the perpetrator. Krista discovers that her sister has over 1,000 “friends” in the GrapeVyne network, and that the killer used online information to target her sister.
Krista begins to investigate and discovers how slippery the slope of internet networking can be, when used incorrectly. She tries to prevent others from making the same mistakes that her sister did and begins talking to young teenage girls about their online activities. In an effort to find her sister’s killer, Krista sets up a bogus online identity in an attempt to lure the killer to her doorstep. Krista also implores the help of Ryan Adkins, the CEO of GrapeVyne, much to the chagrin of his board members.
Together, they set out to make the public more aware of dangerous online activity and implement tougher security measures to help make GrapeVyne a safer online community.
I highly recommend this book for anyone who participates in an online community – you’ll never look at cyberspace the same again. Parents of teenagers should especially read this book and then have their teens read it as well.
Overall, Predator is a good reminder to be very careful about what you share online. While this story *is* fictional, it also shows the possiblities of how something as useful as the internet can turn pure evil when it falls into the hands of the wrong person.