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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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Oct 2018 They made it easy, after i mailed the book it was marked received by their warehouse w/in two days. As they state on their website, it did take almost 15 business days after receipt for payment to be processed, but i was paid the quoted price i was expecting.
Oct 2018 STAY AWAY FROM THEM. I sent them a brand new book, still in its wrapper. They confirmed receipt, said they had inspected it and the funds would be paid to my PayPal account. It's been over a month, funds have never been received by PayPal, yet when I access my account on the Blue Rocket website, it indicates I was paid. I have sent numerous e-mails to their customer service. They all bounce back as undeliverable. Steer clear of them. I would give them zero stars, but the rating link won't allow it.
Oct 2018 Received full payment via PayPal within a few weeks after sending in textbook.
Oct 2018 I had to remove the old stickers covering the barcode and this left a small stain. This apparantly was worth removing half the original price they offered me. The book had no other issues and this problem will realistically not affect how a student can use it in the slightest. They will find any way to bring down the price of your books. Do not use this company if you dont have to. If they are your only choice, make sure your book is immaculate or you'll lose out.
Sep 2018 BEWARE!!!! Sent them 3 books. They replied with an email that one of the books showed signs of being "counterfeit". I purchased it directly from the publisher, so I know that it was genuine. They not only paid me nothing for that book, but did not pay for the other two either. They will not return emails/phone calls. They essentially stole three books from me. DO NOT USE!!!! I will never use them again.
Sep 2018 They are impossible to get ahold of! I sent them a book to sell and they denied it due to excessive writing, I have pictures from the day I sent it to prove that it was in mint condition! Still have not heard from them, no book returned to me and no check. Terrible company, I will never use again.
Aug 2018 BEWARE!!!!!!! I will never sell a book back to Blue Rocket Books again. I received a $30 quote for a book in great condition. I sent the book. When they received it, I got an email from someone named Kim saying they dropped the buyback price to $15. When I complained she dropped it down to ZERO and told me to pay the shipping if I want it back. This company is a rip off. Sell your books somewhere else. They won't take your used books if there is so much as a bent corner!
Jun 2018 I believe that I was shorted a buck or two on my quote, but everything else went fine with this company. I would do business with them again.
Mar 2018 Would not recommend using this site to sell a book ever. I sold a book to them and followed all of there direction they quoted one price but then decided the book wasn't worth anything because there was a sticker on the back of it. When trying to have my book shipped back to me they claimed I needed to pay double the original shipping price in order to have it returned. I will never use this website again for anything.
Feb 2018 Terrible service, quoted one price and decided on a cheaper price when they received the book would never use again.
Feb 2018 Beware. Two checks from them bounced. Fight to get the money back.
Jan 2018 I have sold to BlueRocketBooks on several occasions
and they have always honored their quote.
Jan 2018 They rejected a book because it had writing on four pages and highlighting on two others. They offered to "recycle" the book for free or send it back to me if I paid the shipping cost. After discussing the matter further with them, they cancelled my account and are returning the books to me for "free". There are plenty of other book buyers available and I thank BOOKSCOUTER for helping me find them so that I will not have to use Blue Rocket ever again.
Dec 2017 Placed an order with them. They cancelled the next day. Sorry, that's not how it works - you can't say you're going to pay a certain amount and then say oops sorry not anymore.
Sep 2017 Fraud alert! They're trying to "short" me on virtually all of the books I've sent in lately (something like 5 out of 7 orders). They claim the quotes expired (they allow 14 calendar days for books to arrive), so they can only pay about 20% of the original quotes. However, 4 of the 5 orders arrived ON the 14th calendar day (1 actually arrived on the 13th day). They even provided the quote and arrival dates in their emails (demonstrating that the books arrived on time), then went on to say that the quotes expired because the books were "late". It's really unfortunate that they seem to be joining the ranks of several other buyback companies who feel that lying/cheating/stealing is the only way to stay competitive in the book biz.
Aug 2017 Their great they paid the same day the books got there on time and fair no hassle
Aug 2017 Well, they just said they are not going to pay for the book and will never return to you. If they are not going to pay I think they should return to the customer. Whatever the condition they are, customers' properties should not be taken away.
Aug 2017 Mailed book in early May, it is now late July and 0 contact. Emails bounce back. I feel terrible to admit it but I took a gamble and got duped.

Someone is paying their UPS account since it is generating labels. BlueRocketBooks is clearly a SCAM.
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.