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Title: Cheap College Textbooks?
Post by: ceejay on June 07, 2010, 04:26:34 PM
Anyone know of a store/site where you can get college textbooks for cheap (used/new doesnt make a difference)?
Title: Re: Cheap College Textbooks?
Post by: Dan on June 07, 2010, 05:13:26 PM
The best way it to rent them, they even have 30 return policies in case you drop a class, etc.
Chegg (http://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-2846056-10548383)
10% off: fanchegg

Campus book Rentals (http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-2846056-10740849)
$7 off: resolution2010
7% off: thanks10
Title: Re: Cheap College Textbooks?
Post by: bentch on June 07, 2010, 08:47:57 PM
half.com has a large collection to buy used textbooks
Title: Re: Cheap College Textbooks?
Post by: jack12 on June 07, 2010, 11:47:25 PM
Amazon? (http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2F&tag=pp044-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=390957)
Title: Re: Cheap College Textbooks?
Post by: ChAiM'l on June 08, 2010, 03:38:50 PM
Try abebooks.com (http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tplclick?lid=41000000024289215&pubid=21000000000088145), they have loads of new and used books in good condition...
Title: Re: Cheap College Textbooks?
Post by: randomness123 on June 08, 2010, 04:32:05 PM
definitely amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2F&tag=pp044-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=390957). you can also sell them on there wen u are done and sometimes u end up making money or not losing too much!
Title: Re: Cheap College Textbooks?
Post by: elikay on June 10, 2010, 10:51:23 AM
 The BEST site is dealoz.com it is an aggregator, sort of the kayak.com for books. It searches Amazon, abebooks, ebay, half, B&N (which actually once came out the cheapest!) and many more. Plus it also lists rentals (which I think are NOT cheaper, being that if you buy books and then sell them it will cost you less than a rental; with all due respect tp Dan). Additionally it will list available coupon codes to each listing which can add to your savings.
Title: Re: Cheap College Textbooks?
Post by: Dan on June 10, 2010, 12:25:17 PM
Plus it also lists rentals (which I think are NOT cheaper, being that if you buy books and then sell them it will cost you less than a rental; with all due respect tp Dan).
My wife just rented a $150 for $20 with free shipping both ways for the summer after a $7 coupon code.  Plus they give you an extra couple weeks to send the book back so you can just say the classes end earlier than they do...
Do you really think it's worth the hassle of buying and selling to save $20?

Of course it's not always worth it, but it's always worth looking into.
Title: Re: Cheap College Textbooks?
Post by: elikay on June 10, 2010, 01:36:27 PM
I can't argue with your last paragraph, definitely something to look into; but often not worth it.
Title: Re: Cheap College Textbooks?
Post by: estyb on June 13, 2010, 09:03:26 PM
i have found that valorebooks.com is even cheaper than amazon with certain titles.
Title: Re: Cheap College Textbooks?
Post by: elikay on June 14, 2010, 07:52:20 PM
i have found that valorebooks.com is even cheaper than amazon with certain titles.
Dealoz.com checks that as well
Title: Re: Cheap College Textbooks?
Post by: rm on June 14, 2010, 11:13:47 PM
I've been successful w dealoz as well. Great site!
Title: Re: Cheap College Textbooks?
Post by: boruch on January 05, 2012, 12:12:39 AM
My wife just rented a $150 for $20 with free shipping both ways for the summer after a $7 coupon code.  Plus they give you an extra couple weeks to send the book back so you can just say the classes end earlier than they do...
Do you really think it's worth the hassle of buying and selling to save $20?

Of course it's not always worth it, but it's always worth looking into.

It all depends on the books you need and their resale value.
Just bought/rented a couple of books for next semester. One book I was able to get for $32 (used-good condition) versus renting renting the same book for $30. I'm pretty sure I"ll be able to resell it for $3-4  ;)
Another book was $90 to buy or $20 to rent so I rented that one since i doubt I'll be able to resell it for $70 or more.
(Etc. etc.) (IMHO)

Still trying to figure out one more book I need. Buying price is $325 and renting is $115. My little research shows it has a high resale value but will I be able to resell it for at least $210 ?! Haven't figured that one out yet.

Just saved close to a $100 on Half.com yesterday. My experience with Amazon.com has not been a good one.
Title: Re: Cheap College Textbooks?
Post by: elikay on January 05, 2012, 12:41:18 AM
Did you try www.dealoz.com ?
Title: Re: Cheap College Textbooks?
Post by: myb821 on January 05, 2012, 02:18:01 AM
It all depends on the books you need and their resale value.
Just bought/rented a couple of books for next semester. One book I was able to get for $32 (used-good condition) versus renting renting the same book for $30. I'm pretty sure I"ll be able to resell it for $3-4  ;)
Another book was $90 to buy or $20 to rent so I rented that one since i doubt I'll be able to resell it for $70 or more.
(Etc. etc.) (IMHO)

Still trying to figure out one more book I need. Buying price is $325 and renting is $115. My little research shows it has a high resale value but will I be able to resell it for at least $210 ?! Haven't figured that one out yet.

Just saved close to a $100 on Half.com yesterday. My experience with Amazon.com has not been a good one.
can we not respond to posts a year and a half late
Title: Re: Cheap College Textbooks?
Post by: boruch on January 05, 2012, 06:01:47 AM
can we not respond to posts a year and a half late

hmmmm, why not ?! You want me to start another (unnecessary) post instead ?!
Title: Re: Cheap College Textbooks?
Post by: bubbles on January 05, 2012, 08:51:03 PM
So where is the best place to resell text books?
Title: Re: Cheap College Textbooks?
Post by: Columbiadorm on January 05, 2012, 08:53:30 PM
I usually use Half and Amazon.
Title: Re: Cheap College Textbooks?
Post by: bubbles on January 05, 2012, 08:54:57 PM
I usually use Half and Amazon.

you sell on amazon or use their buy back option for gc's?
Title: Re: Cheap College Textbooks?
Post by: Columbiadorm on January 05, 2012, 09:03:17 PM
you sell on amazon or use their buy back option for gc's?

Usually sell them on Half.
Title: Re: Cheap College Textbooks?
Post by: AJK on January 05, 2012, 10:16:55 PM
I usually use Half and Amazon.

+1, been using Half for years, now I post on both simultaneously.
Title: Re: Cheap College Textbooks?
Post by: farmerjoe on January 05, 2012, 11:32:40 PM
bunch of my books aren't available online :(
Title: Re: Cheap College Textbooks?
Post by: boruch on January 06, 2012, 12:34:36 AM
Usually sell them on Half.
+1. Selling them yourself is more profitable than Amazon GC's IMHO
Title: Re: Cheap College Textbooks?
Post by: elikay on January 06, 2012, 12:41:51 AM
I check where they're going for most half or amazon and sell there. If they are the same then half wins, since they'll also list it on ebay.
Title: Re: Cheap College Textbooks?
Post by: efyrcks on January 06, 2012, 03:29:38 PM
campusbooks.com checks cheapest site to buy and best site to sell textbooks
Title: Re: Cheap College Textbooks?
Post by: rm on January 08, 2012, 09:27:08 PM
Is it guaranteed that amazon will buy back your book or could they deny it?
Title: Re: Cheap College Textbooks?
Post by: MarkS on January 08, 2012, 10:32:49 PM
they buy it back for pennies on the dollar your best bet is to sell it yourself on amazon or half.com

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Title: Re: Cheap College Textbooks?
Post by: bubbles on January 08, 2012, 11:16:35 PM
they buy it back for pennies on the dollar your best bet is to sell it yourself on amazon or half.com

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They are offering me over 70%
Title: Re: Cheap College Textbooks?
Post by: boruch on January 09, 2012, 08:39:03 AM
When are they offering you 70% buyback price?
When you buy it, right? I bought a textbook on amazon and they promised me a good buyback price. When I tried to sell it back to them after my semester they literary offered me penny's for it. So I sold it myself.