Best ways to Save on College Text Books
I know that this doesn’t follow the theme of my blog, but I work at a University and often hear parents and students wondering how to save money on text books. So I thought I would give some quick tips and links:
- Buy textbooks through online sellers – where you can normally get great prices.
- Rent your text books – Usually cheaper and they are always returnable.
- Buy e-texts – usually cheaper – but they may have only a 6 month life span
My Best Advice – Buy your texts online and sell them back online – this is usually how you end up getting the best deal for your money. Lowest price to buy, and highest return when you sell them.
This company is a one stop shop. They sell textbooks (new and used), rent text books, rent etexts, and will buy back books as well.
Here are some more generic websites that sell textbooks that you can use to look for your books as well:
A great place to find cheaper books. College students get 6 months of free Amazon Prime which includes free shipping, and all kinds of electronic media. If you click the logo to go to Amazon you will get a $5 credit as well.
As I discover more sites I will add them to this list.