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 day on Saturday and Sunday, FOUR(4) as possible Monday through Friday. You must be 18+ to trade and/or sell items. We will assign a price to each piece of merchandise that we can sell, and give you a percent of that in trade credit. We offer cash for some items, but not all.
Due to the nature of supply and demand, we are unable to offer cash for everything.
All persons submitting merchandise must be 18 or older. Your ID may be required for transactions depending on content and payment type. Any amount over $30 will be issued in the form of a check. No exceptions will be made.
Bring in your merchandise 7 days per week up until 1 hour prior to closing. Large orders (more than 3 bins) are accepted as space allows.
All business is conducted in store, we do not make house calls.
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 4 bins* per adult per weekday, and 3 bins per adult on weekends. For quantities more than this, you are welcome to inquire at check-in if there is availability for a large order (defined below).
Orders over the daily bin limit may be submitted as “Large Orders” if space allows. Large orders generally accomedate 8-10 xerox sized boxes of books, and take anywhere from 1 to 2 weeks to process. “Large orders” bins are limited and are available on a first come, first serve basis, we do not accept reservations for “large orders” nor are we able to check to see availability prior to arrival. Upon checking in a large order, our check in clerk will have you fill out a Large Order Contract to allow us to dispose of any items we are unable to accept during the course the evaluation. We will also obtain your mobile phone number and check you in with our text based check-in system. Your party or organization is able to check in one large order at a time, no more frequently than once every 2 weeks. We will text you to let you know when your large order has been completed. Payment pickup for Large Orders must occur within 30 days of completion.
*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 feasible. When you bring in merchandise, you have up to three(3) hours from your drop off to pick up any items that we cannot accept or up to three(3) days to claim any trade and/or cash/check/PayPal. 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.
McKay’s has two types of trade credit:
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 wagon to bring your boxes in from the parking lot. We are unable to assist in bringing items into the store.
Please note that the red shopping carts are for indoor use only.
All disks and records 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, dealers/resellers may shop after 3pm; no discount is provided to dealers.
Richard McKay Used Books, located in Manassas, VA, is a separate company from 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.
We currently accept charge, mobile pay, cash, and trade credit (as applicable), as payment. We do not accept $100 bills for sales under $35. Any charge/e-pay sales of $75 or more will require a photo ID. We do not accept checks.
Yes. and a shirt. and pants (or a skirt/shorts).
Yes, your service animal is welcome. Pets are not.