School days are right around the corner and many of you college students have already received a list of books that you’ll need for your upcoming classes. Before you go to the bookstore and pay top dollar for new books, or too much for used books, consider doing some preliminary shopping online.
The good news is that there are websites that offer incredible deals on second-hand cheap textbooks. There is a great chance that you will find the title that you are looking for at an amazingly low price. There are different types of online re-sellers to check out including student to student ones. Sites like this allow you to search by author, title, or ISBN for textbooks that have been placed on the market by students at your school or nationwide. This platform gives you the cost saving opportunity of skipping shipping costs by just meeting up with a seller locally. You will also get your books much quicker this way. You may even be able to work out a trade if you have something someone else needs.
There are also sites that sell new and used books for a fraction of the sticker price. Most of these sites allow you to search for more than just textbooks as they have an inventory for home school, middle school, high school, and elementary kids too.
Some sites allow you to rent books instead of buying them. You can rent all your textbooks for a very reasonable price, and just return them when the semester is over. This option is great for those who don’t want to worry about reselling their textbooks when they’re done with them.
You can even purchase or rent fully licensed e-books so that you don’t have to carry bulky and heavy textbooks around. They have the same content as the printed versions plus a few extra features such as high speed searching and electronic note taking. The e-book versions are usually priced lower than their printed counterparts, and they are environmentally friendly. The only thing you’ll need is a device with internet access.
Some online textbook sellers also offer free online studying tools such as online courses, podcast, and homework solutions. These tools are designed to help you get the most out of your textbook.
Before you settle on any book, you want to be sure it is in satisfactory condition. You also want to consider the viability of an older version compared to the newest addition, which may have updated information or layout differences.
The key to buying a used textbook is conducting a thorough search, weighing your options, and then making an educated decision. There are so many ways you can save money on the books you need.