Examples of our product:
BookDepot.com is one of North America's largest sellers of Bargain Books. Bargain Books are new, unread books that the publisher sells-off in volume to reduce excess inventory. Sometimes the publisher printed too many copies, in other cases bookstores purchased too many copies and have returned them to the publisher for credit. The books therefore have been handled a few times but are still in excellent condition.
In either case, the publisher may place a mark on the edge of the book to identify it as a Bargain Book. This ensures the book will never get returned to the publisher for credit. In most cases the mark is a small line or dot, however sometimes it is large. Product with excessive marking is not sold through our web site.
Since the publisher marks each book by hand and often not in the same location, we are unable to provide information on specific markings on each title. Below are two examples (circled in white) of typical publisher marks that may appear on our books.
Our entire inventory is listed on this web site. The inventory quantities are shown in real-time. Each time an order is completed, our inventory is accordingly reduced. This assures you of viewing accurate information of our stock and results in high order fulfillment rates.
From time to time we select a portion of our inventory and set them aside as Book Depot Blowouts. These books will have a minimum purchase quantity per title and a greatly reduced price. However, due to the discounts we offer on these titles we do not spend any additional time in product preparation (dusting, sticker removal...).
Should you still require further assistance please create a ticket with our customer support team.
In the rare case that an order arrives damaged, is missing books or contains the wrong title, it must be reported within 15 days of receiving the product. Please report all issues to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a description of the issue and pictures of the damaged product. This will be attached to your claim for review by management.
We do our best to ship only first quality product. If your order contains damaged or defective merchandise, we will refund the portion of the order for the damaged or defective book(s). If the amount is less than or equal to $50.00, an electronic coupon will be issued to be used against a future order. If the amount is over $50.00 we will give you the option of a purchase coupon, credit back to your credit card or apply a credit against your account for OAC customers.
If a book is no longer in our inventory, you will not be charged for it, and it will appear as a 'zero shipped' item on your packing slip and shipping confirmation.