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Book Buyback Information

ECU Dowdy Student Stores offers a book buyback service at the end of each semester, paying you top dollar for most used books.  Books may be bought back at other times of the school year as well -- check at the Customer Service Counter just inside the store entrance if you are interested.


Picture ID is required when selling back books. Please do not sell any RENTAL textbooks by mistake! Remember to check the return due date for any rental books you may have and return by the deadlines. Rental books, rented at Dowdy or through the Dowdy web site, can be returned to Dowdy, but please do not try to sell them.

Distance Education Students will find information about Book Buyback here.

If you have additional questions contact Dowdy Student Stores at 252.328.6731 or contact us online.

Prices are subject to change, please visit our store or remote location for more information.

(AND MORE! Tuesday, May 3rd was randomly selected as the PRIZE DAY where one lucky ECU student will win a 43" TV and gaming system! The buyback site selected was inside Dowdy at Wright Bldg. See below for details!)

Spring 2016 Book Buyback Hours

Inside Wright Building Store

Mon., April 25 - Tues., April 26: 8am - 6pm
Wed., April 27: 8am - 5pm
Thurs., April 28: 7:30am- 6pm
Fri., April 29: 7:30am - 5pm
Sat., April 30: 11am - 3pm
Mon, May 2 - Thurs., May 5: 7:30am - 6pm
Fri., May 6: 7:30am - 5pm

Remote Buy Trailers (Bottom of the Hill and West End)

Thurs., April 28 - Fri., April 29: 9am - 4pm
Mon., May 2 - Thurs., May 5: 9am - 4pm

One ECU student at Dowdy Buyback will win a Home Entertainment Package!
That's one SWEET deal!

Prize includes a 43"Flat Screen TV & Playstation 4 Bundle Gaming System!
Watch our social media sites ( Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) as well as our buyback locations for announcement of one special day selected at random during buyback, April 25-May 6.
Sell back books* on this day & pick a piece of candy.
If you pick the specially identified prize piece, YOU WIN INSTANTLY!

*** PRIZE DAY & LOCATION SELECTED!  TUESDAY, MAY 3rd at Dowdy's Wright Bldg Site! ***

One specific day during the buyback period, April 25-May 6. ECU students selling back books* at Dowdy's Wright Bldg buyback location on this day may pick one (1) piece of candy from the container. The student who selects the specially identified prize piece is the winner.  Prize includes Flat Screen TV & Gaming System. Approximate value ($740).  Open to ECU students only. Please note that if you are the prize winner, you understand that a Prize Report will be required with your signature and the Financial Aid office will be notified of the value of the prizes.  All federal and state taxes that may apply are the sole responsibility of the winner.  Winner may not be an employee of Dowdy Student Stores. The store makes no warranties of any kind with respect to the prize. Winner gives permission for use of name and photo for advertising purposes.  No purchase or sale of books necessary to enter.  *To enter without sell-back of textbooks, visit Dowdy Student Stores office in Wright Building during the book buyback period where you can pick up one "no obligation pick voucher" for the prize drawing. On the date announced via social media and buyback locations you may bring your voucher to Dowdy Student Stores in Wright Building and you will be permitted one candy selection, provided the winning piece has not already been selected prior to your arrival.  Prize may not be substituted. Management decisions final.

Keep 'em on Campus for Other Pirates!     More Cash for Your Books at Dowdy

Owned & operated by East Carolina University, our profits are returned to scholarships and campus programs. When you shop with Dowdy Students Stores, you are helping to support ECU students.