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Sell Us Your Stuff

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Whether you've got a roomful of books or a handful of DVDs, BrightLight Books can help lighten your load and turn clutter into cash! We buy used items from our customers every day, and you can either get cash or trade credit that you can use in our store or online.

Please keep in mind that due to the volume of items brought to us, we are very selective about what we make an offer on. When you bring your items in, keep in mind the possibility that most of what you bring will either be things we already have or don't think we need.

Some FAQs about Selling to Us

Where do you buy stuff?

Currently we only buy items in our Stores. We are currently developing an online buying process so you will be able to sell or trade your items to us without leaving your house.

When do you buy Books, DVDs & CDs?

We buy Books, DVDs, and CDs any time we are open, no appointment is necessary.

Saturdays can get busy so there might be a wait.

If you have a lot of books for us to sort through you can leave them with us and we'll call you when your offer is ready. We can only hold items we're not making an offer on for 24 hours due to space limitations, so make sure you return promptly or communicate what time you expect to return if you want the items we don't buy to be returned to you!

What do you buy?

We make cash and/or trade credit offers everyday for current, quality used books, DVDs, and CDs in every subject area. We buy according to supply and demand: if people still want it, and we don't already have too many copies, we'll buy or trade for it.

We also buy current textbooks. A student ID or other proof of enrollment within the past 4 months is required to sell used textbooks.

What are some things you do NOT buy?

  • Books that are damaged
  • Damaged DVDs or CDs (scratched discs, cases lacking original artwork pieces)
  • Books that are out of date (i.e. older computer books, older diet books, or older travel guides)
  • Serial romance novels
  • Reader's Digest condensed books
  • Magazines
  • Software
  • Cassettes (VHS, music or audio books)

Bottom line: please feel free to bring in whatever you have. We are happy to sort through your stuff and make a cash or trade credit offer on the items we can use.

How much do you pay for Books?

We usually begin with a store credit offer that is about half of what we think an item will sell for. If you want cash instead that is usually about half of our store credit offer.

We might only offer trade credit for some common items like pocket fiction or kids' books.

How much do you pay for DVDs?

We usually pay $0.50 - $2.00 in cash per DVD or $1.00 - $3.00 in store credit per DVD. We pay more for newer releases and more for multi-disc sets and collectibles.

How much do you pay for CDs?

We usually pay $0.50 - $1.00 in cash per CD or $1.00 - $2.50 in store credit per CD. We pay more for newer releases.

Will you travel to buy books, DVDs, & CDs?

Yes, but we only travel when you have a lot of nice items. If you live nearby and have good things we need, we'll come and make an offer. If you live further away, we might be willing to come take a look if you have a large collection. Just give us a call and let us know what you have and we'll let you know if we're able to come see your stuff.

Will you take the items that you are not willing to buy?

Yes, within reason. We have a large Overstock Sale twice a year where we sell things that we either have too many copies of or don't have room for. So, we'll take all your items if we think most of the "leftover" items will sell at our overstock sale.

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