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Old 01-11-2007
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Default Don't ever buy textbooks from your college bookstore

They're a total ripoff and you can find a much better deal on Amazon.

Example:

My Psych textbook goes for $45.50 at the campus bookstore.

I bought a new one from Amazon for a total of $31.48 (that includes shipping)

SAVINGS OF $14.02


My textbook for Speech sells for $86.50 but I was able to get the exact same book for $58.29

Thats a saving of $28.21!

Just remember that your campus bookstore isnt the only game in town and you can always find a better deal if you're willing to shop around a bit.

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shh, I know man Good thing that you can also buy inexpensive college textbooks at www.half.com if you would like to save a few $$$dollas$$$
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shh, I know man Good thing that you can also buy inexpensive college textbooks at www.half.com if you would like to save a few $$$dollas$$$

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Anyone else have any good websites where cheap textbooks can be found?
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Anyone else have any good websites where cheap textbooks can be found?
another way to find textbooks that are more affordable then the campus bookstore is to look at the bulletin boards around campus, sometimes people sell their used textbooks for a good bargain
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just make sure they are using the same edition
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Iknew this!

Sadly, most of my profs use packets...only available at the bookstores, non-refundable! >:O
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Default Re: Don't ever buy textbooks from your college bookstore

Amazon is the shit when it comes to text books. Even cheaper if you buy them used on their site. Only problem I had with that though was that they ship a little slower. Like a week or so.

textbooks.com and ebay have worked well for me too.
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I'm gonna keep this in mind when my Financial Aid runs out
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Hey Thanks!

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Good advice.. I always find mine cheaper online
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Default Re: Don't ever buy textbooks from your college bookstore

my total USED book list (supplied from my college bookstore of course ) came to a total of $640.

I'm only taking 4 classes.

Looking online I found the international version which is the SAME thing as the US version...for upto 75% off of the retail value.

i.e. one of my Circuit Analysis books was $135 used, compared to $28 international

keyword is same. (all except for its usually paperback and a different cover, but all the important stuff is the same)

i've used them before and will continue to use them....

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campusi.com is a great place that scans the net for your textbook, sorting by cheapest. (in the search it includes places like ebay, amazon, half.com, and other textbook websites)
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my total USED book list (supplied from my college bookstore of course ) came to a total of $640.

I'm only taking 4 classes.

Looking online I found the international version which is the SAME thing as the US version...for upto 75% off of the retail value.

i.e. one of my Circuit Analysis books was $135 used, compared to $28 international

keyword is same. (all except for its usually paperback and a different cover, but all the important stuff is the same)

i've used them before and will continue to use them....

AND

campusi.com is a great place that scans the net for your textbook, sorting by cheapest. (in the search it includes places like ebay, amazon, half.com, and other textbook websites)
www.campusi.com is a good site because it lets you do comparison shopping. The only thing I noticed was that when it did this, the cheapest priced books that it found usually came from www.amazon.com or www.half.com
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amazon and halfprice are pretty much the best I've ever seen
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Hell Yea.... My Friend's sister Bought All Of her Books On Ebay and Amazon and saved a Total of over $700... (Just to end up Dopping out later).
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yep yep...i stopped buying books altogether a little whiles ago...now i jsut kinda get the from the library or if i really need them ill find someone who already took the class or last resort buy them from half.com
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thakns you guys good info!
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that includes gasense who contributed.. cheapbooks.com... lol
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I downloaded one of my books online

saved 135 bucks
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I downloaded one of my books online

saved 135 bucks
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Default Re: Don't ever buy textbooks from your college bookstore

http://www.bookfinder.com/
http://www.allbookstores.com/
http://www.alibris.com/
http://www.a1books.com/
http://www.abebooks.com/
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Also, your college or university might have netlibrary, an electronic library, where some books are available online:

http://www.netlibrary

And don't forget interlibrary loan, another resource.
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Default Re: Don't ever buy textbooks from your college bookstore

www.campusi.com includes those sites you mention and www.amazon.com and www.half.com are usually the sites that have the cheapest book rates at campusi.com
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Wow, this thread took off!


Good to see that some people found it useful. I thought it would get lost amongst all the useless threads on here. Glad I was wrong.
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man, i never bought books in school. i couldnt see myself spending so much money on books.... i found my way around having to buy them... the library, friends, classmates.
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In my school we have a computer where you can choose whether you want to buy a new book or a used book. So the books on amazon and the other websites, are much cheaper than used books at a school book store or would it be the same?

Do any of these websites buy book?s
I have my sociology and humanities books and I want to sell them .
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