Let’s Meet AbeBooks
Taking its name from the phrase “Advanced Book Exchange”, AbeBooks has been with us since 1995 when it was founded by Rick and Vivian Pura. Now owned by Amazon, it’s grown into the world’s pre-eminent trading point for books, art, magazines, comics, maps, sheet music, photos and paper collectibles. A site record was set in 2015 when a rare ornithology book sold for $191,000 with other high value sales constantly reported - so it’s always worth making enquiries if you have anything that’s taking up too much space.
What you need to know about AbeBooks
What shipping options are available with AbeBooks?
Members on AbeBooks set their own shipping rates and times. These will vary depending on locations, the chosen method of shipping and whether handling charges are included with the shipping rates.
You can view a bookseller’s shipping rates by selecting Rates & Speeds from the search results page. If you are in a country where internal customs fees are applied on books this fee is usually covered by the importer of the book.
How do I make a return with AbeBooks?
If you have contacted a bookseller and not received a response, AbeBooks recommend that you initiate a refund through your AbeBooks account. These can only be initiated up to thirty days past the estimated delivery date.
To request a return, sign into your AbeBooks account and click [View My Orders] under My Orders on your Members Menu. Find the book in question and then click [Item Details]; in Item Details, click [Request to Return a Book]/
Select a reason for returning from the drop down menu and add any additional comments you may have, as these comments are displayed to the bookseller - and then click [Initiate Return/Refund]. Once you have initiated the refund you will receive an automatic confirmation email. Your refund will be completed once the bookseller confirms they have received the order back.
When you send a book back to a bookseller, you may therefore wish to use a trackable method of shipment. If the bookseller doesn’t receive the book then the refund will be cancelled.
How do I use the AbeBook coupon to get discounts?
Simply insert the code into the promotion code field in your shopping cart. The correct price will automatically be calculated when you check out.
Are there any reviews available for AbeBooks?
Influenster has recent reviews for AbeBooks, which will give you an idea of what to expect when shopping there.
How can I send a purchase from AbeBooks to another person as a gift?
AbeBooks let you place an order and have it shipped to a third party as a gift. To send an order with an alternative shipping address simply follow the step-by-step instructions here.
Stay updated with AbeBooks
Access the AbeBooks customer service portal for contact options.