Since 1983, we have bought, sold, and traded with customers through the northern Virginia area. We started with just books, but now we are so much more than that. Interested? Well, there are a few things you should know about our process, so keep reading.
Well, that’s a big question. The general answer is this, you bring in the merchandise you want to trade and or sell. We’ll check in up to THREE (3) bins per group per day. We will assign a price to each piece of merchandise that we can sell, and give you a percent of that in trade credit. Some items we do offer cash for, but not all.
Due to the nature of supply and demand, we find that many items we get in abundance. We can offer trade credit only for those items.
We must photocopy your valid state issued id containing a full name, address, and photograph in order to issue any cash or check amount. You must be 18 or older to receive cash or a check. Any amount will be issued in the form of a check. No exceptions will be made.
Bring in your merchandise 7 days a week up until 1 hour prior to closing. Large orders (more than 3 bins) are accepted as space allows.
We would love to be able to accept an unlimited amount of items from all of our customers, but due to the large quantity of merchandise that we sort through in a day, we are able to accommodate varying amounts of merchandise depending on the season. At most, we can check-in 3 bins* per group per day.
Orders over 3 bins per group may be submitted as “Large Orders”. “Large Orders” may be submitted if space allows, and can take anywhere from 1 to 2 weeks to process. Please see our check-in clerk or call for information regarding the “Large Order” process, as it differs from our normal procedures. “Large orders” are available on a first come, first serve basis, we do not accept reservations for “large orders”.
*A bin is defined as one of our processing bins and is measured at 18”x13”x12”
While we do our best to get your order processed while you shop, we understand that sometimes that’s just not feisible. When you bring in merchandise, you have up to 3 hours from your drop off to pick up any items that we cannot accept or up to 3 days to claim any trade and/or cash(check). After 3 hours of your drop off, any items that we cannot accept will be placed in the free bin or discarded. We are unable to hold any returns after 3 hours due to the volume of merchandise we process.
Yes, There are certain items that, for one reason or another, we just can’t sell. Those items include, but are not limited to:
We will pay up to 40% of our selling price in trade credit depending on the type of item. Cashable items payout at up to 25% of our selling price, depending on the type of item – we do not pay cash for all items, see ‘What we pay cash for’ section above.
Merchandise is processed in the order it is received. We try our best to have your order processed while you are in the store shopping. The turn around time will vary based on how many orders have been checked in ahead of you and the type of merchandise you are submitting.
We will gladly provide you with a hand truck to bring your boxes in from the parking lot. Unfortunately, we do not have staff available to bring in merchandise from outside the store, so please plan accordingly.
All disks, records, and cassettes must be in original cases. Video game cartridges may be taken without their original cases and boxes.
McKay’s is built for individual consumer use within our community. Everyone is welcome to use the store within the same guidelines we have set for all of our consumers. Share and share alike.
Richard McKay Used Books, located in Manassas, VA, is a separate company from McKay Brothers in Richmond, McKay Used Books in Tennessee, and McKay Used Books in North Carolina. We are unable to accept trade credit or gift cards issued from those stores.
Due to the current COVID pandemic, we strongly prefer the use of non-cash payments. We currently accept charge, mobile pay, and trade credit (as applicable), as payment. We do not accept $100 bills for sales under $35. NO CHECKS