Virginia Book Company

★★★★☆
  • 900 W Franklin St # 2 # 2

    Richmond, VA 23284

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  • 804-359-1222

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WAY cheaper than Bookholders and Barnes&Noble/VCU bookstore. I had to order a book new through them for a class and they told me $37, so I went and price checked at Bookholders and B&N and they both had to order the book and it was going

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★★★★★

WAY cheaper than Bookholders and Barnes&Noble/VCU bookstore. I had to order a book new through them for a class and they told me $37, so I went and price checked at Bookholders and B&N and they both had to order the book and it was going

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I am a freshman at VCU. Let me just say everything at Virginia Book co is over priced. For textbooks go to book holders. For clothing go to Barnes and noble.

The employees at Virginia Book co give you subtle attitude like they don't care.

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★★★★★

I am a freshman at VCU. Let me just say everything at Virginia Book co is over priced. For textbooks go to book holders. For clothing go to Barnes and noble.

The employees at Virginia Book co give you subtle attitude like they don't care.

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As of January 2010, Virginia book company charges a 20% restocking fee on every return excluding materials for dropped classes. Typical transaction fees that retailers pay for credit card purchases do not exceed 5%. Additionally, the return period ends at 9 PM on the final add/ drop date of each semester, allowing limited time to return books.

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★☆☆☆☆

As of January 2010, Virginia book company charges a 20% restocking fee on every return excluding materials for dropped classes. Typical transaction fees that retailers pay for credit card purchases do not exceed 5%. Additionally, the return period ends at 9 PM on the final add/ drop date of each semester, allowing limited time to return books.

Pros: Local, some knowledgeable staff

Cons: Inequitable Return policies

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I always try to support the local Mom & Pop's and VBC makes it easy. Their staff is friendlier & more knowledgeable than the VCU e2 Bookstore. They carry all of the VCU books and offer good buyback prices plus they are always cheaper than other bookstores. Lots of used books available. One bit of advice, make sure that you need the books that you buy from them because they frown on returns.

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★★★★★

I always try to support the local Mom & Pop's and VBC makes it easy. Their staff is friendlier & more knowledgeable than the VCU e2 Bookstore. They carry all of the VCU books and offer good buyback prices plus they are always cheaper than other bookstores. Lots of used books available. One bit of advice, make sure that you need the books that you buy from them because they frown on returns.

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Don't go to the official VCU Bookstore. They overcharge, they're slow, it's hard to find what you're looking for and their employees don't care. On the other hand, Mike at the Virginia Book Company is amazing. He and the other staff are very eager to help you and they are fastt. They have a great selection of used books and even their new books are cheaper than you'll find elsewhere. Plus they offer more money at buyback than the VCU Bookstore.

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★★★★★

Don't go to the official VCU Bookstore. They overcharge, they're slow, it's hard to find what you're looking for and their employees don't care. On the other hand, Mike at the Virginia Book Company is amazing. He and the other staff are very eager to help you and they are fastt. They have a great selection of used books and even their new books are cheaper than you'll find elsewhere. Plus they offer more money at buyback than the VCU Bookstore.

Pros: Best Prices, Great Service, Local Bookstore

Cons: Limited Refund Policy

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They hire and then don't train people. Books were bought and asked about the return policy. Was told the end of the month. When tried to return books they said it had changed and was the 24th not the end of the month. Even admitted that they posted the return policy late. Said they would buy it back for half price - then sell for full price again!! Will not visit them again.

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★☆☆☆☆

They hire and then don't train people. Books were bought and asked about the return policy. Was told the end of the month. When tried to return books they said it had changed and was the 24th not the end of the month. Even admitted that they posted the return policy late. Said they would buy it back for half price - then sell for full price again!! Will not visit them again.

Cons: Customer Service, return policy, associates

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I purchased a book the first day of the semester when they had reopened and asked the clerk when was the last day I could return the book. They said, "By the end of the month." I went in to return the book on 1/30 and was told that the last day to return books was 1/24. I explained that there were no signs posted, which one of their employees confirmed, and told them what the clerk said to me. They said that they do not waive their return policy and then offered to buy the new book back from me for 50% value. At which time they could sell it to another person for full price and make 100% profit off of their mistake. I will NEVER shop there again.

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★☆☆☆☆

I purchased a book the first day of the semester when they had reopened and asked the clerk when was the last day I could return the book. They said, "By the end of the month." I went in to return the book on 1/30 and was told that the last day to return books was 1/24. I explained that there were no signs posted, which one of their employees confirmed, and told them what the clerk said to me. They said that they do not waive their return policy and then offered to buy the new book back from me for 50% value. At which time they could sell it to another person for full price and make 100% profit off of their mistake. I will NEVER shop there again.

Cons: Customer Service, Hours, Parking

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Nice shop, nice envirement, complete selection, special discount for VCU employees, moreover, when you finish using your text book, they will buy it back!

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★★★★☆

Nice shop, nice envirement, complete selection, special discount for VCU employees, moreover, when you finish using your text book, they will buy it back!

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They didn't nearly have as many books as I'd hoped (no criminal justice books at all!), but the prices are way better and the people are very helpful inside. I got my books and papers in under a minute and was on my way back home very quickly. It took me longer to chain up my bike than it did to get supplies.

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★★★★☆

They didn't nearly have as many books as I'd hoped (no criminal justice books at all!), but the prices are way better and the people are very helpful inside. I got my books and papers in under a minute and was on my way back home very quickly. It took me longer to chain up my bike than it did to get supplies.

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