Frequently Asked Questions
We’ve compiled a list of answers to common questions.
- What is LiberWave?
LiberWave is a used book exchange app which works by connecting university students to buy and sell their textbooks, notes and old exams locally; in other words, a proximity student-to-student textbook marketplace. LiberWave is designed to eliminate the bookstore leaving students with more money. The app helps you cut costs and saves you time.
- How does LiberWave work?
First download the app. Buyers simply search a book they need for their class and LiberWave will use its GPS and search function to find sellers nearby who have the book the buyer needs. Once a buyer wants to purchase the book, the seller will be notified and will have 24 hours to reply back to a buyer, if not, the transaction is canceled. A buyer’s time shouldn’t be wasted; the buyer needs the book ASAP.
Once the seller has been notified, communication will begin using our built in messenger, simply set a time both buyer and seller are free and hit the meet-up button at the time and at the predetermined location for the transaction to be completed.
As a buyer, you can save up to 50% depending on how much the seller prices the textbook compared to the retail price of a textbook. That’s a bargain!
BE AWARE THAT ONCE BUYER AND SELLER HIT MEET UP, THE TRANSACTION HAS TO BE COMPLETED IN 8 HOURS.
- How is LiberWave better than Chegg or Amazon?
Students set the buy back price. Payments are immediate. Sellers receive more money for their books.
- How does selling work?
Simply list your books by the ISBN number or name. The seller sets a price and from there LiberWave takes 20% of the profit. Be aware, LiberWave will hold your money until the buyer and seller hit transaction complete, then the seller will receive the money.
- How is payment secured?
LiberWave currency transactions are secured electronically via Stripe payments. All money exchange is online out of convenience and safety.
- Sellers: How much will I make?
In most transactions, you will receive up to 80% of the list price of your book. Please remember, we recommend listing most books somewhere around 50% off the MSRP for current editions. And offer a lower price for older editions, this will allow you to make a sale faster and increases your chances that someone will buy your book. Don’t forget to mention details about your book to increases your chances of sales even more!
- Buyers: How much will I save?
Usually, around 50%. Sellers choose the price they sell for. We also recommend not renting your books because buying and selling back saves you more money.
Things to remember when meeting up:
1) When buying or selling, you should always meet in person.
2) NEVER give out your phone number or your full name on our messenger. Just schedule a time and a place then hit meet-up!
3) When buying, never carry the cash on you payment is electronic.
4) As a buyer, you should always inspect your book before hitting end transaction.
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