What We Want to Buy | Bookmans


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If you’ve ever visited a Bookmans store, you’ve seen the ever buzzing trade counter and heard the roar of people getting cash and the ever loved Trade Credit at our counters. Our inventory is primarily based on the things that you bring us – neat right? With all the interesting things that comes across our counter, Bookmans is notorious for housing the weird, funky and amazing so we wanted to let you know what things we’re looking to buy, and in turn, the coolness that will be in our store for you to enjoy.

The more you bring in the more cash money in your pocket – or trade money? Doesn’t have the same ring but it sure does function alike. Across our stores we rallied our troops to find out what they are looking to buy as we move in to the new year. Have any of this stuff you want to part with? Bring it in!

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Each of our stores are always looking for the most current titles in books, movies, video games and magazines. As we make way into a new year of book reading and geeking out all of our Bookmans locations are looking for popular and new young adult fiction and general fiction titles. We want to bring our fans the best of the best so if you have a hot new novel or video game that you’ve already gushed over, bring it in and let us give you the gift of getting something even more awesome in return… (trade credit or the cash money we mentioned, #obvi).

Frequent our East side location? Bookmans East is currently keeping their eyes peeled for gaming systems and accessories, house wares and home decor in good condition, and jewelry. To add to their already amazing collection, they are seeking pop rock CDs, vinyl and even more musical instruments. Each of our stores can’t get their hands on enough good vinyl, so bring in the crates you found in the garage. (Please). Add to the list Harry Potter books, books by Neil Gaiman, and New York Times best sellers and we would love to sink our teeth into some obscure non-fiction so you can add that to your list also.

Bookmans Phoenix is eager to buy retro gaming systems and games, new generation video games, packaged toys, and current titles of books, music, and movies.

Our friends up in Mesa are looking for the same, and are hoping to make a deal with someone bringing in blu-rays, crafting items (that bin of yarn and stamps has got to be put to better use), working electronics, and best selling books.

Grant, Ina and Flag are in the same boat, wanting the hottest reads and new movies to stock their shelves for the best of the best in entertainment in 2017.

We are always hoping to come across the interesting, lovely and useable things you bring us – from recreational equipment to vintage decorations. Our fans keep us alive by helping us provide the silly and amazing to our customers. Have a cool art print you want to part with? Thinking of selling that book series that you found in Grampy’s basement? Bring them in.

All of the things we offer trade or cash for only make your Bookmans shopping experience better for you in the long run, as we can offer the best of the best and be your one stop shop for all things books, movies, games, instruments and more. We are ready to get back to the grind and work overtime to make sure we have what you need – both in store and ideas online (just like this one and all our other fantastic blog posts) to make your 2017 so much better than the last one.

52 Responses to “What We Want to Buy | Bookmans”

  1. Arnoldo Montiel says:

    I’m looking to sell or trade all of my long play records (appox) 100
    are you interested? They consist of Regular Big Band, Mexican and American Music.

    • Katie Branson says:

      Thanks for the inquiry Arnoldo. Although we generally take the items you mentioned unfortunately I can’t give give you an actual quotes or answer to if we can take the records online. It’s our policy to provide quotes only at our deal counter in stores. Please call our stores to get an idea of what a particular store is looking for (each store reflects the needs and offerings of the community where it’s situated). Keep in mind if you don’t like what we offer/take on a particular day in a particular store, that the offer is no reflection on your items. Bring them to another store or on a different day and the deal is likely to change. All of our stores info is at bookmans.com/stores and by calling they can give you a better idea if it is worth your time to come in with your records. Hope this helps!

  2. Alice says:

    What is the difference between A trade credit and B trade credit?

    • Katie Branson says:

      Hey Alice! There is no difference it’s just recycled from our old system. Whether you have A trade or B trade they are used the exact same way and can be spent on all the same things – anything in our stores! It’s just one of the many Bookmans’ quirks 😉

  3. Seth says:

    I have lots of PS3 games and the PS3 console with 3 PS3 dual shock 3 controllers lull of my games are in perfect and working order as well as the one year old console. Any idea how much credit or cash I would get? And also do you have PS4 games and accessories in the flagstaff store?

    • Katie Branson says:

      Hey Seth, unfortunately I can’t give you a ton of information online and we can’t provide quotes via the internet. It’s our policy to provide quotes at our deal counter in stores only, so you would have to ring your items in for us to appraise. Please call our stores to get an idea of what a particular store is looking for (each store reflects the needs and offerings of the community where it’s situated). Keep in mind if you don’t like what we offer on a particular day in a particular store, that the offer is no reflection on your items. Bring them to another store or on a different day and the deal is likely to change. As far as inventory is concerned we can’t guarantee stock, nor do we maintain a digital inventory for me to check on availability of PS4 games for you – you would have to give Bookmans Flagstaff a call. All of our stores info is at bookmans.com/stores and by calling they can give you a better idea if it is worth your time to come in with your items and if we have what you are looking for. Hope this helps!

  4. Leti says:

    Does Bookmans accept college course books?

    • Katie Branson says:

      Absolutely! Bring them in and we can give you a quote at our trade counter. Unfortunately we can’t give you more information online but we look forward to seeing you in the stores – and hopefully we can take those text books off your hands! You can always call your local store as well to see if they can give you a better idea prior to coming in and that info can be found at bookmans.com/stores.

  5. FR says:

    I have a 2014 Pradasphere, hard cover. Is that something you guys would be interested in? Thanks

    • Katie Branson says:

      Your best bet is to bring it in and we can give you a quote at our trade counter. Unfortunately we can’t give you more information online but we look forward to seeing you in the stores – and hopefully we can take your item(s) off your hands. You can always call your local store as well to see if they can give you a better idea prior to coming in and that info can be found at bookmans.com/stores.

  6. Angie Westenhaver says:

    Do you accept VHS tapes? I have movies and history sets that have not been used.

    • Katie Branson says:

      Generally, yes we accept those types of things. I can’t give you a quote or exact answer online however since we would have to see the condition of the tapes and make you an offer at one of our trade counters. It doesn’t hurt to call your local store and see if they are interested in your items (bookmans.com/stores) and keep in mind also that what we offer you at a particular store on a certain day is not a reflection of your items so if you were to bring them to a different store the deal is likely to change as what the stores are able and need to buy is directly correlated to the neighborhoods and areas that surround the stores – so it’s worth trying more than one if for some reason one store wasn’t interested in the tapes. I hope this helps!

  7. Dean says:

    I have a number of volumes from the Fly Fisherman’s Gold (24 volume set) in “as new” condition (haven’t even opened some of them) published by The Derrydale Press. Are you interested in one or more of them?

    • Katie Branson says:

      We can’t tell you what we can take or for how much until we see the items you bring in, it’s our policy to provide quotes only through our trade counter. Each store looks for items that appeal to their customer base and makes offers based on a number of variables (like condition and our back stock). These variables not only change by store, but vary over time as well. We advise people to bring their items into different stores and different weeks for that reason. You can call the stores to ask what titles we’re specifically looking for to get an idea, but even that is no guarantee. That information can be found at bookmans.com/stores. Hope this helps!

  8. Sonia Alvarado says:

    I have a set of 6 Totally Today coffee cups, a temp-rations presentable ovenware set, a crystal glass pitcher, a few types of picture frames, some cookbooks and photography books, and a box of vinyl records Elvis Presley and many others. Would you be interested in any of these items?

    • Katie Branson says:

      It’s our policy to provide quotes only through our trade counter. We can’t tell you what we can take or for how much until we see the items you bring in. Each store looks for items that appeal to their customer base and makes offers based on a number of variables (like condition and our back stock). These variables not only change by store, but vary over time as well. We advise people to bring their items into different stores and different weeks for that reason. You can call the stores to ask what titles we’re specifically looking for to get an idea, but even that is no guarantee. That information can be found at bookmans.com/stores. Thanks!

  9. Jacob says:

    I usually shop at the Speedway location and was wondering if you accepted Dsi games(with console) a gamecube console, and Lego magazines. I also wanted to know how much it would pay for.

    • Katie Branson says:

      Hey Jacob, like I mentioned to Angie here, generally, yes we accept those types of things. I can’t give you a quote or exact answer online for how much we would pay for them though since we would have to see the condition of the games and make you an offer at one of our trade counters. It doesn’t hurt to call the Speedway store and see if they are interested in your items (bookmans.com/stores) and keep in mind also that what we offer you at a particular store on a certain day is not a reflection of your items so if you were to bring them to a different store the deal is likely to change as what the stores are able and need to buy is directly correlated to the neighborhoods and areas that surround the stores – so it’s worth trying more than one if for some reason one store wasn’t interested in the games. I hope this helps!

  10. Kathy Hume says:

    Hi,

    i was wondering if your store would be interested in
    buying Audio Books in the Cassette form. Since mostly everything now is on DVD, that is all I am interested in.
    However, I have many book tapes that are of the Cassette Version, and just taking up valuable space.
    Thanks
    Kathy

    • Katie Branson says:

      Hey Kathy, we can only provide quotes only through our trade counter. We can’t tell you what we can take or for how much until we see the items you bring in. Each store looks for items that appeal to their customer base and makes offers based on a number of variables (like condition and our back stock). These variables not only change by store, but vary over time as well. We advise people to bring their items into different stores and different weeks for that reason. Generally yes we do take those items. You can call the stores to see if they are willing to take cassettes of audio books, but even that is no guarantee. That information can be found at bookmans.com/stores. I hope this helps a bit!

  11. Carol says:

    We are down sizing our library in our home and mostly all of our books are older which involves a wide variety and wondering if it would be worth our trip into your store for you to take a look at all of them.

    • Katie Branson says:

      Hi Carol, an in-home library?! Sounds like our kind of home! Unfortunately there’s not a way for me to give you a quote or idea online. Without seeing the books (condition, year, title…) and without knowing which Bookmans location (as the inventory of each store directly reflects the area in which it is situated) I can’t be of much help. That being said, calling you local store (or all of them) is your best bet. That info can be found at bookmans.com/stores. Keep in mind, what we offer on a particular day at a particular store is likely to change if you go to another store on a another day, and what we offer in trade credit is always going to be more substantial than what we can offer in cash. Our trade credit never expires and can be used at any store. I hope this helps! Please feel free to reach out with any other questions and good luck downsizing!

  12. Kathryn says:

    I was wondering if you would accept music CDs without the original cases?

    • Katie Branson says:

      Hi Kathryn, I’m not 100% sure, but I think that it would depend on the store that you took it too. Sometimes we have extra but I fear giving you an incorrect answer. I would call your local Bookmans (bookmans.com/stores) and see if they have better insight. Sorry! I hope this helps.

  13. Kelli says:

    Hi. I was wondering what your policy is on taking magazines. Are there limits on how old they can be and how many we bring in. For example, I have about a year’s worth of The Atlantic from around three years ago. Should I bring them in along with my books or would it be best to just recycle them?

    Thank you.

    • Katie Branson says:

      I’m not sure there is a firm policy on how old of magazines we buy, but that being said, it all depends on the area in which the particular Bookmans is located. All of the contact info can be found at bookmans.com/stores and calling before might be your best bet as the experts at the trade counter will have a much better answer than I do. I’m sorry I can’t help, but I would say not to get discouraged if a certain store doesn’t take your items – bringing them to a different store on a different day is likely to change the trade deal and doesn’t hurt to try it out. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance 🙂

  14. Myrna Roy says:

    I have some very old records–Stan Kenton 45’s ( as an example) in original box with his audograph and others. Any interest? What about very old books with early copyrights…Robinson Caruso 1900, Uncle Remus 1917, complete set of Tom Sawyer books by Mark Twain?

    Thank you.

    • Katie Branson says:

      It’s our policy to provide quotes only through our trade counter. We can’t tell you what we can take or for how much until we see the items you bring in. Each store looks for items that appeal to their customer base and makes offers based on a number of variables (like condition and our back stock). These variables not only change by store, but vary over time as well. We advise people to bring their items into different stores and different weeks for that reason. You can call the stores to ask what titles we’re specifically looking for to get an idea, but even that is no guarantee. That information can be found at bookmans.com/stores. Thanks!

  15. Yuliana avelar says:

    Hello, i was wondering if the store in Mesa (or Phx) takes Magazines? I have plently of them ranging from Vouge, Allure, GT, Instyle, Weekly Entertainment and others. They are all this years (2016-2017) publication so pretty new! And in great condition! Is there a limit to how many i can bring, if i can? Also do you take Gossip Girl books, The hunger games, twilight saga, and Pretty Little Liars books? Would like to know if my trip is worth it.

    • Katie Branson says:

      Honestly it’s impossible for me to tell you for sure if the Phx or Mesa stores would take those particularly items but in general, yes we look for those things – both magazines and that genre of book. That being said, in order to get a better idea of if the trip would be worth it for you your best bet is to call the Mesa or Phx stores and ask someone there. They have a better idea and hopefully will be able to help a little more than I can. Their info can be found at bookmans.com/stores 🙂

  16. Rose says:

    I have a ten inch Nino Mahogany conga and a twelve inch Mahogany conga, also LP Bongos Natural.

    Would you be interested in purchasing them.?

    • Katie Branson says:

      It’s our policy to provide quotes only through our trade counter. We can’t tell you what we can take or for how much until we see the items you bring in. Each store looks for items that appeal to their customer base and makes offers based on a number of variables (like condition and our back stock). These variables not only change by store, but vary over time as well. We advise people to bring their items into different stores and different weeks for that reason. You can call the stores to ask what items we’re specifically looking for to get an idea, but even that is no guarantee. That information can be found at bookmans.com/stores. Thanks!

  17. Niki says:

    What items are the stores currently interested in? I think the orininal post is from November 2016. With the holiday season gone, just wondering if the need is still the same. Thanks

    • Katie Branson says:

      Those items are still on our “we want” list, and really it changes every day. New, fun, exciting, weird, quirky, awkward and awesome things are always making their way onto our shelves. If you have anything specific in mind it’s always best to call the store (any of them, your local one) first to see if they can give you a better idea. That info can be found at bookmans.com/stores 🙂

  18. Marie says:

    Do you take sports memorabilia?

    • Katie Branson says:

      It really depends on what it is and what store you are bringing it to. I can’t give you too much information online, but what I can tell you is each store looks for items that appeal to their customer base and makes offers based on a number of variables (like condition and our back stock). These variables not only change by store, but vary over time as well. We advise people to bring their items into different stores and different weeks for that reason. You can call the stores to ask what items we’re specifically looking for to get an idea, but even that is no guarantee. It may help you save time though because the buyers at the locations have a much better idea that I would. Hope this helps! You can find the info for stores at bookmans.com/stores.

  19. Drew Czosek says:

    Do you take in skylanders portals and if you do, how much are they worth?

    • Katie Branson says:

      Unfortunately we are unable to give you any quote online, but what I can tell you is each store looks for items that appeal to their customer base and makes offers based on a number of variables (like condition and our back stock). These variables not only change by store, but vary over time as well. We advise people to bring their items into different stores and different weeks for that reason. You can call the stores to ask what items we’re specifically looking for to get an idea, but even that is no guarantee. It may help you save time though because the buyers at the locations have a much better idea that I would. Hope this helps! You can find the info for stores at bookmans.com/stores.

  20. Kristy says:

    Hi,
    Before I lug all my old magazines into one of your stores, what is generally the rule of thumb on how far back you’d possibly accept (ex: any age ok or usually just the last year or two)? I have cat (Cat Fancy, Catster, Modern Cat), dog (Dogster, Modern Dog) and wildlife (NWF, Arizona Wildlife) magazines. Thanks!

    • Kristy says:

      I know availability will vary by store, I just didn’t want to bring in 5 year old magazines if you only usually take the last year or so.

      • Katie Branson says:

        Hello! It’s honestly so circumstantial that there isn’t any way for me to give you a straight answer. Calling the store(s) is truly your best bet, and like we’ve mentioned to other people – bringing them into a different store on a different day is likely to change the deal. I wish I could be more helpful – please let me know if I can answer anything else, and the store’s information can be found here.

  21. Tamara says:

    I currently have a bunch of books on CD and I’m just wondering if you guys are looking for any

    • Katie Branson says:

      We typically look to buy CD’s, yes. That being said I can’t guarantee that our stores will want your particular items so your best bet is to call your local Bookmans and ask if they have a better idea for you. I hope this helps a bit. The stores’ info can be found at bookmans.com/stores.

  22. Kim says:

    I was wondering will you sell handmade jewelry by local artists?

    Thank you

    • Katie Branson says:

      Definitely! We can’t guarantee that we will buy specific pieces, but in general we look for local jewelry to sell in our stores. Please feel free to contact the stores directly if you’d like a more specific answer in regards to pieces, style or that sort of thing. That information can be found at bookmans.com/stores.

  23. Terry Fisher says:

    Are you intewrested in the following: Bose center speaker, Kenwood tape player and a Sony DVD player. Also connecting cables?

    • Katie Branson says:

      Unfortunately we can’t give you a quote or guarantee over the internet so your best bet is to call the stores and see if they have a better idea of what specific items they would be able to take. That info can be found at bookmans.com/stores. Hope this helps!

  24. Johnny says:

    Do u guys buy funko pop figures new in box?

    • Harrison Kressler says:

      Hi Johnny, thanks for your question. What we choose to take at our trade counters differs at each of our stores. Your best bet is to call your nearest store to see what they would be able to take. That info can be found at bookmans.com/stores. Thanks again!

  25. Katherine Johnson says:

    Ok do basically I could bring in anything on this planet and if you were interested
    you would make me a deal? Absolutely anything from A to Z? A teapot, 1970’s style vases, old ceramic mixing bowls etc?

  26. Katherine Johnson says:

    Ok do basically I could bring in anything on this planet and if you were interested
    you would make me a deal? Absolutely anything from A to Z? A teapot, 1970’s style vases, old ceramic mixing bowls etc?

    • Harrison Kressler says:

      Hi Katherine, what we choose to take tends to differ at every store, but the items you have mentioned all seem like great candidates for a spot in our gallery sections. If you want more specifics on what we take at each store you can give them each a call. That info can be found at bookmans.com/stores. Thanks for your questions!

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