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Sell Us Your Stuff!

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 store credit that you can use in our stores or online.

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

Where should you bring your stuff?

We buy items at all of our stores (except the Clearance Store).

When should you bring your stuff?

We buy items any time we are open, no appointment is necessary.

Saturdays can get very busy so there may be a wait.

If you have a lot of items 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 a few 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 should you bring?

We make offers everyday for current, quality books, DVDs, and CDs and even Vinyl records in every subject area. We buy according to supply and demand, if we don't already have too many copies and we think we can sell it we'll buy it.

We also buy current textbooks but only from students, a student ID or other proof of enrollment within the past 6 months is required to sell used textbooks.

What don't we buy?

  • Items that are damaged or incomplete
  • Books that are out of date (i.e. older computer books, older diet books, or older travel guides)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)

Additionally you should be aware that we only buy new items from publishers and distributors; any item we buy from a customer, even if it is still wrapped or in the box has to be sold (and priced) as a used item.

How much do we 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 prefer cash that is usually about half of our store credit offer. We might only offer store credit for some common items like pocket fiction or kids' books.

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, multi-disc sets and collectibles.

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.

We also buy vinyl records, our offers for vinyl will vary depending on a number of factors.

Will you pick up my stuff?

Yes but we only travel when we believe you have a lot of good items. 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 we keep the things we don't buy?

If you don't want your 'leftovers' back we will take care of them for you. This may mean sending them to our Clearance Store or otherwise disposing of them. Due to space limitations we can only hold items we're not buying for a few hours at most, if you don't want us to dispose of your items please return promptly to pick up your leftovers.