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Blue Rocket Books was founded by former college students and is based out of Austin, TX. For every book we purchase through our website we donate a book to a local literacy project.

Contact support at customerservice@bluerocketbooks.com.

Blue Rocket Books
301 Chicon Street Unit F
Austin, TX 78702

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Jun 2017 I was quoted an amount for two books. I bought one directly from the college and it is in like new condition. They told me it wasn't "genuine" so they would ship it back at my expense or donate it. Then they told me they would ship both books back, but they quoted me an amount for the second book. Why do they say they will buy books but swindle you instead? I now know why there are so many negative reviews on Google. I tried to like them and gave them a chance. If I knew they would pull this, I would have sold all my books to Amazon. Their quote was just $3 less. They already paid me for my other three books. Blue Rocket want to charge me $6.95 to ship it back when I know media rate is much cheaper. I hope they give my book back exactly as it was so I can sell it to Amazon. I'll update when I see how they handle this.
Jun 2017 This was my first time using an online book buyback site, and I had no issues with them. I sold two books and got a check for the price they quoted me at. I sent the books in and got my check back within two weeks, maybe three at most. They give a tracking number with their shipping label, so you can keep tabs on where your books are. Would recommend them to others.
Jun 2017 I had never used an online textbook buy/sell service so I was a little skeptical of their overall credibility. I didn't have much to lose with my old nursing textbooks, so I decided to give it a try. I was very impressed with the communication and service from both Blue Rocket Books and Textbook Recycling. I was able to track my packages and the progress of my order. The only reason I gave it four stars is because the process can take 3-4 weeks to complete all steps and finally get paid, so make sure you are allowing time for this. I would recommend setting up a PayPal account for quicker payment! Overall, great experience. I will be recommending this to friends as I received more money than I would taking my books back to a university bookstore or any local bookstore.
Mar 2017 Excellent turn-around. Easy to use. I hope to use BlueRocketBooks in future.
Feb 2017 I had a positive experience. Quick response and got my check in the mail with the price that was shown on the website. No issues at all. I will use them again in the future.
Jan 2017 First time using this company and I am so happy I chose them. They quoted price, I sent in the books and received the quoted price several days later. Quick turn around. I would recommend highly.
Jan 2017 Excellent service. Quick turn around. Will use again.
Jan 2017 BlueRocketBooks made things so easy for me to send in my college textbooks, and get paid. Their prices were fair and reasonable. The best part getting a free shipping label. Just pack the books up safe, and drop off the box at whatever shipping service you choose. Their website has all the information you need for knowing how to pack your box, and their process for you to get paid. Will definitely be using BlueRocketBooks again!
Jan 2017 It has been a slower process than expected, but I have been pleased so far.
Jan 2017 Liked how they notified me when they recieved and shipped payment. They paid what they quoted.
Jan 2017 Well done! Great company quick payment.. more money offered than other sites.
Jan 2017 Easy site & super fast. I shipped book and it was received, processed and paid in 7 days after shipping it out. Emails were sent to me to confirm receipt and payment made on books, though the payment email didn't say how much was paid. I had to go to my paypal account to confirm that I was paid the full amount quoted, which I was. Would have liked more details in the payment confirmation email to avoid having to verify amount paid to my paypal account. Otherwise, great selling books to them!
Jan 2017 I received notice that my book had been received and then that they had sent payment out on the same day, which was nice. Unfortunately, one of the books that I sent in didn't comply with the rules of BlueRocketBooks, so I am only being payed part of what I was originally quoted. Oh well, something is better than nothing.
Jan 2017 Process for selling my books was very fast and easy
Jan 2017 I was skeptical to say the least when searching for a company to sell my books to, as I had never done it before. I was more than pleased with BlueRocketBooks! They provided a free shipping label, I was able to track my package, and I recieved my payment through PayPal within 2 days of the books being delivered! I would definitely recommend using BlueRocketBooks!
Jan 2017 Trust me, it took me longer to figure out my paypal login information and all that than it did to box, ship, receive payment from BlueRocketBooks. I also sent books to three other book buyers via bookscouter.com and am still waiting on their payment.
Jan 2017 Overall great experience, wish they would have directly emailed the labels to me.
Jan 2017 I would recommend Blue Rocket Books to anyone who wishes to make some cash with used textbooks.They paid the money right away exactly as they promised. Very user friendly.
Jan 2017 Payment was exactly what was quoted online for textbook buy-back. I was kept informed via email throughout the process: when they received the book and when payment was sent. A check was received in the mail 4 days after they notified me that processing was complete via email. I will definitely use this website again.
Dec 2016 Paid exactly what they said they would and very quickly at that. What a relief for a broke law student!!! Will be using again. Thanks so much bluetocketbooks!
Dec 2016 Good communication, quick payment once they received my book.
Dec 2016 Good sellback rate, fast payment.
Dec 2016 These guys pay FAST! Their customer support is super friendly and their website keeps you informed of the steps they are taking they are taking along the way. They update with tracking numbers, books received, to payment. Awesome company!
Dec 2016 Selling my book to them was fast and easy.
Dec 2016 I sold them my book and did everything they asked for. I was supposed to get $32 for a book I paid $52 for. They requoted it to $14.28 because "it had a 'not for resale' sticker on the front and that it's an instructors edition." I emailed them back a picture of the book I sent them and said that It had neither of those words on the front and that the book was a students book. She emailed me back that it was a worthless book. And wants me to pay $6.95 for them to ship it back. Also, this information was NOT covered in the website in reguards to their requirement information. I explained this to them. Very unprofessional.
Dec 2016 Excellent service and quick turn around time on payment. Highly recommended.
Dec 2016 First time selling any book online, but BlueRocketBooks made it simple, quick, and easy! Received back more than I expected to. Check these guys out!
Dec 2016 Very satisfied with the process. Rather than keeping the textbooks and having them gather dust on the shelf and taking space. I used bookscouter entered the ISBN # blue rocket on average gave me the best price. I clicked a few buttons printed out the free UPS shipping label, packed them up and had a check in hand in about a week and a half for the price quoted.
Nov 2016 Excellent way to rid yourself of old books, easy to use quick results
Nov 2016 Super fast and satisfactory prices.
Nov 2016 The whole process was easy. Payment was received within the time specified and amount as quoted. Will definitely use this company again.
Nov 2016 Fast payment, never had an issue.
Oct 2016 Got the quoted price in the promised time. Will definitely work with them again.
Oct 2016 Very good and attentive!
Oct 2016 Great customer service, let you know when they get your books, if there is any problems and always fast payment. Keep you the great work BlueRocket!!!
Oct 2016 Got paid fast and easy. No issues.
Oct 2016 BlueRocketBooks originally agreed to pay me approximately $25 for the book I sold them. The book had been taken out of the plastic cover, but never used. So it was like new. I shipped it back to them exactly as they instructed. But once it arrived I was told that there was water damage (which there was NOT!) and that they would give me $13.00. I asked them to ship the book back to me which they told me they would do if I paid the shipping charges of $8.00. I told them to keep the book and send me the $13. But I feel like I was "taken" and will not use them again.
Oct 2016 BlueRocketBooks are great to work with. Very easy and fast turn around on the payment. Highly recommended !
Sep 2016 I received a great price for a book I sold to BlueRocketBooks! Very easy process. Very happy with the results. Can't beat it. Thanks!!!
Sep 2016 Very efficient! Notified me of receipt and payment sent right away.
Sep 2016 Timely and efficient!
Sep 2016 I'll be honest, after reading mixed reviews I was nervous about making a transaction with this vendor. However; Its VERY safe to say that the couple of negative reviews here have clearly got to be genuine issues on the user's end. I sent two books to BlueRocketBooks for just under $100. This company has been prompt and courteous at all levels of the transaction. They have kept their word on notifying me when my books had arrived, and even issued payment for the full quoted price on LABOR day. This company is working hard for us! I would definitely do business again! Thank you BlueRocketBooks and Bookscouter!
Sep 2016 My experience with Blue Rocket Book has been VERY efficient. I sent in four fairly new books and received 120 as the estimate. Had a label printed off to drop the box of items off at UPS. I received an email not even 5 days later that they received my books and would look over them and depending on my payment method I would know within 10 business days. Keep in mind, it's Saturday and I received another email today making it only the 6th day that I would receive my payment of 117 shortly or depending on your option of payment. I was impressed.
Aug 2016 Fast payment and higher buyback payments! Great Company!
Aug 2016 Fast payment.
Aug 2016 The entire process was so easy! BookScouter let me know who was offering the highest price for the books I had, and BlueRocket made it easy to send the books postage paid. Acceptance and payment was very prompt as well.
Aug 2016 They were amazing. Fast and so fair.
Aug 2016 I really like their service. Very quick to get paid for the books that I sold to them. I will use BlueRocketBooks for future to buy or sell books. Highly recommended.
Aug 2016 Good payment time, good customer service, excellent communication, and a fair price. The whole process was easy! Thanks!
Aug 2016 I selled my books to 3 different book companies and blue rocket books was the fastest and easiest to deal with..the company sent me updated emails about our transactions and sent my check less than a week..I would give blue rocket books more than 5 stars if I could.
Aug 2016 This was my first time doing business with this company, and they were very easy to work with. I needed it get rid of some books, and they purchased them with no problems. They offered a competitive price for my books. They were great about keeping me updated on processing my request. Everything was timely. I opted to receive my payment through my PayPal account and everything ran smoothly. I was very pleased with the whole process, and will be more than happy to do business with them in the future. I highly recommend this company to anyone looking for a professional company along with no hassles. Thanks BlueRocketBooks!
Aug 2016 GREAT company! I got back the most for my books verses other companies. I chose the 'express pay' option which means that I got paid via Paypal within 24 hours (in may case was less than 4 hours after books was delivered) instead of the traditional 4-10 business days. The ONLY complaint I have is that their 'express pay' option is false advertisement! Yes payment was sent within 24 hours to my Paypal but it was in a form of a eCheck so now Paypal need's to approved which takes an additional 3-5 business days! OTHER THEN THAT, I trust this company and I recommend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Aug 2016 Free UPS shipping label, received payment relatively quick.
Jul 2016 Blue Rocket Books paid via Paypal 8 days after receiving the book. USPS media mail label was provided free of charge.
Jul 2016 I had a number of textbooks to sell so I ended up sending them to a variety of companies. They were all sent on the same day. BlueRocket was the fastest to respond and is processing my order while I have not yet heard from the other companies that they even received the books I sent in. Great experience. Highly recommend.
Jul 2016 Wonderful service, I hope to do business here again sometime in the future!
Jul 2016 Very pleased with the service
Jul 2016 Great that shipping was paid for and I was able to get something for the book. Payment was swift after they received it.
Jul 2016 Fast and convenient
Jul 2016 The process was simple. I instantly received payment via Paypal for the book I sold which I rarely used in college that was simply sitting on my bookshelf.

The book was in excellent condition. I did get a little nervous during the 10 day wait period where my book condition was being reviewed, as this company does not return books deemed unsuitable back to the owner. The book remains the property of Blue Rocket Books.

It worked out for me. I would most def sell books back to them.
Jul 2016 I had a great experience selling my books to BlueRocketBooks. The process of selling and shipping was super easy and I got my check even quicker than I expected to! I will definitely sell to them again.
Jun 2016 Thank you! Settle with customers quickly.
Jun 2016 I sent a package with an unused/sealed access code via their free shipping with tracking. Later discovered I had not been paid. My account information indicated no payment was made. No explanation. Found the tracking # in my account and confirmed the package had been received by Bluerocket so I asked for an explanation. Their customer service responded claiming and claimed the package was never received providing a different tracking # than the actual one. Only after a second request did they admit they had received the item and agreed to issue payment.
May 2016 This site is a great place to sell books. They have great prices. I choose UPS as a shipping method since the books arrive to their warehouse fast. I would recommend this site to anyone who wants the best price.

May 2016 Great company to do business with. I have been using this company for 2 years
Apr 2016 Bluerocketbook never paid me the 4 books I sold, nor were they intending to return my books. Contacted them twice: 3/19 and 3/31. I am not in the business to loose money. I want my books back or pay the buyback $.

Philosophy : A Text with Readings 12th

buyback value $244.44
sent 1/29/16
Apr 2016 Great service! I was notified both when they received my books and when the payment was posted to my PayPal account. I highly recommend this company!
Feb 2016 This was my first experience with Blue Rocket Books, and after experiencing their great customer service, I doubt it will be my last. I had mistakenly sent the wrong book to them, and while I caught my mistake too late for correction, their customer service representative was willing to help me by offering a compromise that turned my unaffordable mistake into a great experience with their company. I will be recommending Blue Rocket Books to my friends and classmates.
Feb 2016 This is the third time I have used this site and I am very satisfied. They offer very high rates and I get paid quickly. I recommend this site.
Jan 2016 I have been using Blue rocket books for 3 semesters now. They are always one of the top paying companies when I use bookscouter. They pay very fast and they even offer free UPS shipping labels so I can track my books till they get to the warehouse. I highly recommend them and I will be back next semester.
Jan 2016 It's worked for me. I proceeded cautiously at first because of other comments posted here but I've had over ten buybacks go smoothly without any hiccups at all. I'll continue to use them and will update my feedback if I encounter problems in the future.
Jan 2016 Do not do business with these people! I sent them a textbook for a quote well over $100 only to receive a nasty email claiming they couldn't believe I would send them a teachers edition of the book and that I wouldn't see any of my money. It was not a teachers edition...Worst book buyback experience of my life and lesson learned. Don't even risk it with them. I also think they go on different sites and write their own reviews to try to mask over all of the horrific ones.
Jan 2016 Do not do business with this company! If you don't trust me go on google reviews for the company and there will be more negative reviews. These people are thieves. I got a quote for a book for $86 and then when they received the book they said that my quote "expired" which it did not. Then they dropped down the quote to $36. So I emailed back telling them that this is impossible and the value of this book can't go down so much especially since I had it quoted originally for $86. They went ahead and dropped down their buying pricing on their website to $14 and told me that $36 was being nice since the book is now worth $14. Then she said that she spoke to the manager and convinced them to give me $50 like they were being nice or something. I lost $36 in this transaction which was supposed to help me buy another book and school supplies.
Jan 2016 I highly recommend this company! They offered me the highest quote out of any other company. They sent me a shipping label to send the books to them which made it super convenient and easy. A few days after sending the books, the money was deposited into my PayPal account with no issues. I will definitely be using them again!
Dec 2015 I found this vendor on book scouter because they offered the highest prices. Book scouter has them as a preferred vendor so I sent all my books to them. They gave me a shipping choice of either UPS or the Post Office. I chose UPS since the delivery time was faster. I also chose Paypal as my payment option. I sent the books in and I received an email 5 days later saying the books were received and being processed. I received a notice from Paypal within 2 days saying I got paid. Definitely will use them again next semester!
Nov 2015 I was paid quickly and the prices were the highest online. I highly recommend this site.

Thank you
Oct 2015 I used this company for the first time recently. The process was very simple and I was paid quickly. I will definitely be going back at the end of the semester.

Thank you Bookscouter
Oct 2015 I received a quote from Blue Rocket Books, and contacted their Customer Service department to confirm their price-quite guarantee policy. They assured me that they will honor a quote as long as the books are received within two weeks. Satisfied, I shipped my books (2 copies of the same book). I soon received an automated email stating that the books they received didn't match the original quote. I emailed them photos and a copy of my quote, which did indeed match, and they replied, changing their excuse and saying that the book actually was not on their "buy list" anyway. I had received a legitimate quote from their website and followed all of their guidelines--even verifying their policies before I shipped the books--and I politely asked that they would follow through on their side as well. The Lead Supervisor emailed me back, now claiming that there was a "site error" and still would not accept the books. She offered to return them to me, but the prices on BookScouter had gone way down in the several weeks past, so I asked them again to please uphold their own policies. I had shipped my books in good faith that they would keep their word. I quoted their original email, which confirmed that they would honor a quote for two weeks. I expressed my hope that we would be able to work something out and thanked her for her time and assistance. Nine days later, I had not received any response, so I sent another email, asking for a reply. Two weeks after that, I again asked for a response. Five weeks later, they had ignored four emails, and I had lost out on over $300.