Every semester students pay hundreds of dollars on textbooks. This is ridiculous, especially when there is no financial aid available and the books are only used for five months. I’m going to tell you how to get textbooks at a cheaper price.
Never get books from school. The school bookstore is the most expensive place to buy textbooks and you recieve little to no money back on the buyback method. You always have to turn your books in before everyone else because you’re books won’t be worth anything if the bookstore already has a surplus of your book.
Buying books online is the best way to recieve the best deals. You can also compare books from a variety of places. The best websites to find textbooks are cragslist and Ebay.
Craigslist is great because on this website there are a lot of students willing to buy, sell, or even trade books. You can always find someone willing to buy your books because i’m sure your books will be cheaper than the used ones at the bookstore. This also works the other way around. If you can find your book on craigslist, I can assure you that it will be a boatload cheaper than is you were to buy your book used form the bookstore. However if your book is not available on craigslist, it will always be available on Ebay.
Ebay is one of the greatest websites to buy books. The books are cheap, and on the very first page they always show the cheapest textbook available. You can search for your book by the ISBN number to be sure that you are getting the right book and don’t be afriad if you see the words ” International Edition”. I assure you that the international editions are the exact same thing as the American editions. They just have different covers and ISBN numbers. They are also going to save you the most money.
Buying school books aren’t easy, but you can come out on top if you play your cards right. Always be careful when purchasing things online. Paypal can help you with this.