Many students buy Unisa second-hand textbooks than new ones. They are more affordable. Selling your textbooks is a good way to earn extra money.
When you decide to buy a second-hand book, you have the option to buy it online or at a bookshop. Before you buy your book, there are a few things to look at.
Unisa textbooks can be found at many bookshops. Some websites sell Higher Education books for Unisa.
Here are two bookshops selling books at their stores. Both of them have websites to refer to. On their websites, you can view their different addresses and contact details.
Protea bookshop sells second-hand books. They have shops in Gauteng, Western Cape and in the North West and Free State provinces.
Visit Protea Bookshop to get the address for the bookshops closest to you.
This bookshop buys and sells new and used textbooks. They have specific criteria for people selling their books. You will always find a second-hand book in good condition at Armstrong Bookshop.
Visit their website to get quotations.
You can contact the seller on the following websites.
Many students advertise their books in the Unisa e-Bookshop. Have a look at that list before you go to the next bookseller.
Students with valid Unisa student numbers can visit the e-Bookshop and buy from the sellers.
Gumtree is the most popular online buying and selling website. They have a lot of customers who are on Gumtree’s website every day.
Searching the city you live in can let you view the sellers in your area. This saves money when it comes to transportation costs.
Visit Gumtree and find your books now.
These sites are not listed by Unisa but can help you as well. They are user-friendly websites and are easy to access.
Before you buy the book, make sure of the ISBN code, the name of the book, the author, and the edition. These are the few sites to help you.
The best thing about a second-hand book is that you can get them at a very low price. That is why we buy them in the first place.
Some sellers really want to get rid of their books, so they lower the price even more.
Books are made from paper and paper comes from trees. Buying second-hand books makes the market for new books smaller. New books would not be made if no one wants them.
Buying second-hand books help the environment as well. You can continue the cycle and sell your book after you’ve used it.
When buying a second-hand book, you must be careful not to buy an outdated book. Unisa updates the list of books all of the time. Make sure you buy the correct edition of the book.
That could be the reason why a book is so cheap because it is outdated. Do proper research when buying a book. Do not just buy the book without going through your checklist.
A second-hand book may have the possibility of an ugly cover. They won’t be all shiny like a brand new book. If all of the content is in the book, this is something one can look over. You can always cover the book to make it look more good-looking.
Some of the books might be covered with stains and have other damages. There might be a coffee stain, or the pages stick to one another, or the pages might be ripped.
It is important to know what you are buying. Ask the seller to send pictures of the book to get an idea of what you are buying.
Every student needs a book to study. There will always be someone looking for a book.
Selling your books is a pretty good way to earn extra cash. When selling your books, there are a few things to consider:
When you’ve finished a module or the entire course and you no longer have the use of the book, you can advertise it on the Unisa e-Bookshop.
Most of the Unisa students advertise their old books on this site. Students with valid Unisa student numbers can visit the e-Bookshop and advertise their books.
Gumtree has a lot of students who advertise their books on their website. This is a great place to buy or sell Unisa textbooks.
Visit Gumtree and sell your books now.
This bookshop buys and sells new and used textbooks. How great is that? If you are not able to afford the new book, buy the second-hand one.
Armstrong bookshop will only buy second-hand books from students based on the following:
N.B Armstrong Bookshop only buys second-hand books at a certain time of the year. Please contact one of their branches for further details.
For more information on Armstrong Bookshop, find it on Together We Pass website.
Friendly sites help you find a book as well, even if it is not listed as an official bookseller.
Before you buy the book, make sure of the following:
These are the few sites to help you. On Facebook, you can find good second-hand books on the following three pages: Unisa Textbooks and Notes; Unisa Students – 2nd Hand textbooks for sale and Unisa Buy and Sell Books – By Students for Students.
Written by: Olivia Pika
Last updated: 23 April 2018