We process customers' items in the order they come in. Right after the Buy Counter opens (10:00 a.m. Monday-Saturday and 11:00 a.m. on Sunday) there is hardly any wait.
As the day progresses, the wait time usually runs 30 to 60 minutes as we quickly sort and evaluate all the goodies that folks bring for our buyers to look at. During busy times (Saturdays, Sundays, school holidays, and state and federal holidays) the wait time often runs over an hour.
We always pay a fair price based on our estimate of the Title Wave resale price for your items.
If you're thinking about putting your books and other items in a garage sale, please consider bringing them to Title Wave instead. We are often able to pay more than you'd get in a garage sale.
And honestly, if you bring us the "leftovers" we're probably not going to be interested!
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If you're in a hurry, and don't have time to browse in the store while we go through your items, you have the option of leaving them with us as a "drop-off". This means we will evaluate your items when we can (typically within 24 to 48 hours) and post your credit totals to your account. All items we are not able to use will be donated or discarded - we can't hold them for you to pick up later.
If you prefer to receive cash, we ask that you either wait in the store, or return to check your totals within TWO HOURS of when we finish your buy.
If you would like to take back the items we were not able to use, you must return by 6:00 p.m. on the day you brought in your items.
We are delighted to make a cash offer for the items we need, or pay a higher amount in credit good toward other items in the store. If you prefer the trade credit, you can spend it anytime over the next two years.
Please note that items brought in after 5:30 p.m. may be accepted only as a "drop-off ", which means you will receive trade credit only (not cash), and your totals will not be available to spend until the following day.
If you are bringing in books late in the day, it is always a good idea to show up no later than 5:00 p.m. so there's time for us to complete our inspection and evaluation of your items before the buy counter closes for the day at 6:00 p.m.
Title Wave buys and trades for thousands of books and other items every week, and there is always a steady stream of new arrivals hitting our shelves
If you have books, DVDs, music CDs, vinyl LPs and audio book CDs that you'd like to sell or trade, we'd love to take a look. If we can use your items in our inventory, our experienced buyers are happy to make a generous cash offer - or pay a higher amount in trade credit to spend here in the store.
Because of the extraordinary volume of books and other items we see, and in order to minimize the wait time for all our customers, we have a strict limit of two containers per person or account, per day.
A "container" equals one banker-box sized carton, or a medium-sized bag, or one of our gray plastic tubs (the same size as the TSA tubs you see at airport security).
When you bring your items to sell or trade, we will invite you to pack your items into one or two gray plastic tubs.
Please sort your items for condition before you bring them in, and please bring no more than two containers-full per visit.
Title Wave's used book buy-back counter is open!
Our remodeling is nearly finished, and we need your good-quality used books, DVDs, CDs and vinyl LPs