Buyback API

The Buyback API is setup to return results in either XML or JSON format. The structure of the request is:

http://www.peprbooks.com/api/v1/buyback.php?apikey={{your_api_key_here}}&isbn={{isbn}}&returnKind={{returnKind}}&includebookmetadata={{boolean}}
An example request would look like this:
http://www.peprbooks.com/api/v1/buyback.php?apikey=Public
&isbn=9780134290553
&returnKind=xml
&includebookmetadata=false
&timeout_ms=10000

Definitions:

Input Values Required Description
apiKey unique per user Required This identifies the request as coming from your account.
isbn 10 or 13 digit Required ISBN Value
returnKind xml / json Optional Pick which kind of output you prefer (defaults to XML if not specified).
includebookmetadata true / false Optional Include title, author, etc. Defaults to false if not specified.
timeout_ms milliseconds Optional Specify how many milliseconds to wait for remote data before processing.

Example XML Results:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<PeprBooks>
  <inputs>
    <isbn>9780321695987</isbn>
    <returnKind>xml</returnKind>
  </inputs>
  <accountData>
    <creditsAvailable>2404</creditsAvailable>
  </accountData>
  <results>
    <result>
      <display_name>Amazon Trade-In</display_name>
      <pepr_source_id>1</pepr_source_id>
      <logo_url>http://peprbooks.s3.amazonaws.com/images/amazon.gif</logo_url>
      <price>65.00</price>
      <url><![CDATA[http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0321695984/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=peprbooks-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0321695984]]></url>
    </result>
    <result>
      <display_name>BlueRocketBooks</display_name>
      <pepr_source_id>2</pepr_source_id>
      <logo_url>http://peprbooks.s3.amazonaws.com/images/bluerocketbooks.gif</logo_url>
      <price>32.45</price>
      <url><![CDATA[http://www.bluerocketbooks.com/addbooks.php?isbns=9780321695987&rid=47]]></url>
    </result>
    <result>
      <display_name>K12BookBuyer</display_name>
      <pepr_source_id>5</pepr_source_id>
      <logo_url>http://peprbooks.s3.amazonaws.com/images/k12bookbuyer.jpg</logo_url>
      <price>29.95</price>
      <url><![CDATA[http://www.k12bookbuyer.com/addbooks.php?isbns=9780321695987&rid=46]]></url>
    </result>
    <result>
      <display_name>CKY Books</display_name>
      <pepr_source_id>6</pepr_source_id>
      <logo_url>http://peprbooks.s3.amazonaws.com/images/cky_books_logo_height30px.png</logo_url>
      <price>29.50</price>
      <url>http://www.ckybooks.com/a/showOffers.php?forms%5Bisbn%5D%5B%5D=9780321695987</url>
    </result>
    <result>
      <display_name>Powells Books</display_name>
      <pepr_source_id>8</pepr_source_id>
      <logo_url>http://peprbooks.s3.amazonaws.com/images/powells29.png</logo_url>
      <price>0</price>
      <url><![CDATA[http://www.powells.com/partner/36658/sellonline?p_sb_c&isbn_list=9780321695987]]></url>
    </result>
    <result>
      <display_name>Textbooks.com</display_name>
      <pepr_source_id>9</pepr_source_id>
      <logo_url>http://peprbooks.s3.amazonaws.com/images/textbooks_logo.png</logo_url>
      <price>41.00</price>
      <url>http://www.textbooks.com/BuyBack-Search.php?bb_isbns=9780321695987</url>
    </result>
    <result>
      <display_name>BookJingle</display_name>
      <pepr_source_id>11</pepr_source_id>
      <logo_url>http://peprbooks.s3.amazonaws.com/images/book_jingle.png</logo_url>
      <price>30.09</price>
      <url/>
    </result>
  </results>
</PeprBooks>
Example JSON Results:
{"inputs":{"isbn":"9780321695987","returnKind":"json"},"accountData":{"creditsAvailable":2406},"results":[{"display_name":"Amazon Trade-In","pepr_source_id":1,"logo_url":"http:\/\/peprbooks.s3.amazonaws.com\/images\/amazon.gif","price":"65.00","url":"http:\/\/www.amazon.com\/gp\/product\/0321695984\/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=peprbooks-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0321695984"},{"display_name":"BlueRocketBooks","pepr_source_id":2,"logo_url":"http:\/\/peprbooks.s3.amazonaws.com\/images\/bluerocketbooks.gif","price":32.45,"url":"http:\/\/www.bluerocketbooks.com\/addbooks.php?isbns=9780321695987&rid=47"},{"display_name":"K12BookBuyer","pepr_source_id":5,"logo_url":"http:\/\/peprbooks.s3.amazonaws.com\/images\/k12bookbuyer.jpg","price":29.95,"url":"http:\/\/www.k12bookbuyer.com\/addbooks.php?isbns=9780321695987&rid=46"},{"display_name":"CKY Books","pepr_source_id":6,"logo_url":"http:\/\/peprbooks.s3.amazonaws.com\/images\/cky_books_logo_height30px.png","price":"29.50","url":"http:\/\/www.ckybooks.com\/a\/showOffers.php?forms%5Bisbn%5D%5B%5D=9780321695987"},{"display_name":"Powells Books","pepr_source_id":8,"logo_url":"http:\/\/peprbooks.s3.amazonaws.com\/images\/powells29.png","price":0,"url":"http:\/\/www.powells.com\/partner\/36658\/sellonline?p_sb_c&isbn_list=9780321695987"},{"display_name":"Textbooks.com","pepr_source_id":9,"logo_url":"http:\/\/peprbooks.s3.amazonaws.com\/images\/textbooks_logo.png","price":"41.00","url":"http:\/\/www.textbooks.com\/BuyBack-Search.php?bb_isbns=9780321695987"},{"display_name":"BookJingle","pepr_source_id":11,"logo_url":"http:\/\/peprbooks.s3.amazonaws.com\/images\/book_jingle.png","price":"30.09","url":null}]}
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