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Trade Credit FAQ

What is Trade Credit?

Trade Credit is a store credit that you can use to purchase items on BrightLightBooks.com or in one of our stores.

How do I get Trade Credit?

You get Trade Credit by selling us your books, DVDs, and CDs. You can bring any of these items into one of our stores to receive an offer. (Read more here about selling your items to us: Sell Us Your Stuff ). Sometimes we also give credit for customer service reasons, such as returns.

How much Trade Credit do you pay when you buy stuff?

We usually pay between 40% - 60% of what we think an item will sell for, with lower price items being closer to 40% and higher price items being closer to 60%.

Can I use my trade credit to buy brand new or special order items?

Yes, but Trade Credit is only worth 75% of the cash value when applied to brand new or special order items. For example, it would take $13.33 in trade credit to pay for a $10 special order item.

Can I use my trade credit to pay for shipping?

Yes, but its buying power shrinks by 50% when applied to shipping costs. For example, it would take $9.98 of trade credit to cover $4.99 of shipping.

Is there anything I can't use my trade credit for?

Yes, we are not able to accept trade credit for comic books due to the way we source them.

How is my trade credit applied towards online orders?

Your trade credit is applied in the manner that is most beneficial to you. For online orders, this is done automatically during checkout with any applicable trade credit being applied first to used items then to brand new items and finally to shipping costs.

Can I cash out my trade credit?

Yes, the cash out value of cashable trade credit is 50%. (For example: $10 of cashable trade credit is worth $5.00 in cash). Please note that sometimes we make a trade credit offer with the stipulation that it's a non-cashable offer, and that portion of your trade credit balance cannot be cashed-out.


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