1. How do I post an ad?

Go to www.bookoutsa.co.za
Click on " Sell your book"
Fill in the required fields and upload a pic of your book
Choose your price.
Voila, your post is uploaded for FREE

2. How do I edit, delete or promote my ad?

If you are a registered user, sign into your BookOutSA account Click on "My Account"
then click on "My Ad's" and make the necessary changes
If you are happy with your changes then click Save and your ad will be posted.

To promote your ad simply click on "Promote this ad" and follow the steps.
Once your book has been sold it is advisable to "delete your ad" This can be done by simply clicking the "delete" button under Action.

3. How long will my ad stay on the site?

Free ads stay on the site for a year and paid ads stay on the site for a maximum of 21 days (The duration of paid ads depend on the membership one chooses)

4. How many Books can I post for FREE?

Free Ad's are UNLIMITED.

5. How much does it cost for a paid ad?

"Top Ad 1", This type of ad lasts 7 days and takes your book/s to the front pages at a cost of R11.99..
A maximum of 10 Books may be uploaded.

Note: You are allowed to upload up to 10 books within the 7 day timeframe. Once the 7 days are up your membership will expire.

"Top Ad 2",this type of ad lasts 14 days and takes your book/s to the front pages at a cost of R19.99.
A maximum of 10 books. may be uploaded.

 Note: You are allowed to upload up to 10 books within the 14 day timeframe. Once the 14 days are up your membership will expire.

"Top Ad 3", this type of ad lasts 21 days and takes your book/s to the front pages at a cost of R24.99.
A maximum of 10 books may be uploaded.

 Note: You are allowed to upload up to 10 books within the 21 day timeframe. Once the 21 days are up your membership will expire.

*For a sound search response, we recommend 1 book per upload*


6. Why use BookOutSA?

The real question is why not? The platform we are trying to create is one in which students all around South Africa can stay connected so that buying and selling textbooks is made as simple as possible. Students will be able to talk about the textbook and see whether or not it is worth buying.

7. Do Ad's go through a screening process before they go live?

Quite simply, no they don’t. Every ad that goes on the site isn't manually screened and therefore it is up to the users to report any bad ads. This can be done by clicking the "Report this Ad" button.

8. My ad is not showing on the site, what do I do?

Before retrying to upload your ad please make sure you clear all your browser saved data and check that your JavaScript is turned on
Please try using Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox browser and that it is up to date with the latest versions
Ensure that your JavaScript and FlashPlayer files are enables and up-to-date.
Please make sure your pop-up blocker is switched off and your firewall is not set too high.
Please also make sure you don't have any additional add-ons that may be causing some issues (ie: "Ad Block Plus") running in your browser as this has been reported to cause some issues for some users.
If you're still having issues, please try using a different browser to see if the problem persists.
Once you have done this try uploading your ad again.

If the above still does not resolve the problem you can email us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will get back to you within 24 hours with a solution. (Please use your email address or full name as a reference)

9. Are our payments secure?

We have teamed up with Payfast to bring you the safest and easiest way to pay for your ads. The following payment methods are accepted: Credit Card & Cheque Cards (Visa or MasterCard) Debit Cards Instant EFT