Buyback buy-in: Faculty help needed to ease Bookstore process, ensure best price for students
It may be spring, but the folks at The Phoenix Bookstore already are thinking fall with semester’s end Book Buyback, beginning Thursday, May 3.
A successful buyback requires buy-in from faculty, and there’s still time to act, said customer relations associate Sue Machuca. The number of textbook orders received before buyback has a direct impact on the number of books the store will purchase during buyback — and how much they’ll pay students for the texts.
“The Phoenix Bookstore would like to offer the highest price for textbooks during buyback,” Machuca said. “The help of professors is needed to complete the task.”
Faculty begin the process by letting the bookstore know which books they’ll need next semester, prior to buyback beginning. The bookstore buys those books back at a higher value — up to 50 percent of the new book price — than books not needed for next semester’s classes. Texts that will be needed stay on campus and are sold as used books prior to the start of the next semester.
Although a soft deadline of April 25 has passed, Machuca said there’s still time for faculty members to submit their forms.
“We are grateful to the faculty members who have already returned the orders during this busy time, and hope the remainder will take a few moments to send the requisitions,” Machuca said. “The higher level of textbook orders received increases the amount of money in the pockets of our students — and, less directly, the Green Bay area.”
Book Buyback 2012 will be held at the following times:
— 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday May 3 and Friday May 4
— 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday May 7 through Thursday May 10
— 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday May 11
— 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday May 12
— 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday May 14-16
Call 465-2323 or visit The Phoenix Bookstore online for more information.