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When & How do I purchase my books?
Students are encouraged to purchase their items one week prior to the start of each semester. Students enrolled in attendance centers and online will be shopping at the West Burlington store.
Flex Class Sales Begin: Monday, July 28, 2014
All Other Book Sales Begin: Wednesday, August 6, 2014
August 4th & August 5th: 9:30-12:00, 12:30-2:30
August 6th-8th: 9:30-2:30 (will not close for lunch)
August 11th-14th: 9:30-6:00
August 15th: 9:30-2:30
August 18th: 11:00-6:00
August 19th-21st: 9:30-6:00
August 22nd: 9:30-2:30
August 25th-28th: 8:00-4:30
August 29th: 8:00-12:30
**After August, hours will return to Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9:30-12:00, 12:30-2:30
Flex Class Sales Begin: Monday, July 28th, 2014
All Other Book Sales Begin: Wednesday, August 6th, 2014
August 4th-8th: 8:00-4:30
August 11th-14th: 8:00-6:00
August 12th: 8:00-4:30
August 18th: 10:00-6:00
August 19th-21st: 8:00-6:00
August 22nd: 8:00-4:30
**After August, hours will return to Monday through Friday 8:00-4:30
How much will it cost?
Total expenses will vary with each student depending upon quantity and types of courses enrolled and whether students are able or willing to purchased used textbooks. All textbooks, tools, required classroom merchandise and related educational supplies are made available through the bookstores.
Payments accepted: Cash, check, MasterCard and Visa. Students receiving financial aid may use the aid for payment as approved.
Returns & Exchanges
Our Refund Policy
Beginning the first day of a 1- week semester and for the following 10 days, a 100% refund policy will be in effect for all 16 week traditional courses. Deadlines will be posted in advance and you will be provided a bookmark at the time of purchase that will explain the dates and guidelines for all returns.
All merchandise must be returned in the same condition as when it was sold to you.
New books must be returned without marks on them and if they were shrink-wrapped when sold, they must be wrapped for a 100% refund. Unwrapped books during this time may still be returned, but a fee for the re-wrapping will be applied against the return.
Books found to be defective must be returned during this time period, as damaged material will not be purchased during buyback. A current term sales receipt is necessary for all returns or exchanges.
The return period will be shortened accordingly for all non-traditional semester courses.
During the last five days of the fall and spring semesters, Blackhawk Bookstore offers cash for certain unwanted textbooks. No receipts are necessary during that time.
To be eligible for purchase, books must:
- Be used in the upcoming semester by full-time faculty
- Can not be consumable (ie: study guide, solution manual) in which pages may be removed and/or answers written in.
While no book is guaranteed a buyback rate, those meeting our criteria will be offered a rate of 50% of the new textbook price, regardless if the book was purchased new or used.
As a courtesy to our students, we are authorized to access a wholesale list which may offer a value for books we are unable to buy for our store. That amount is set by the wholesale company and is typically less than our rate.
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