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Cheap College Textbooks?
« 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)?

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Re: Cheap College Textbooks?
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: Cheap College Textbooks?
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2010, 08:47:57 PM »
half.com has a large collection to buy used textbooks

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Re: Cheap College Textbooks?
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2010, 11:47:25 PM »
« Last Edit: June 08, 2010, 04:51:38 PM by Dan »

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Re: Cheap College Textbooks?
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2010, 03:38:50 PM »
Try abebooks.com, they have loads of new and used books in good condition...
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Re: Cheap College Textbooks?
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2010, 04:32:05 PM »
definitely amazon. you can also sell them on there wen u are done and sometimes u end up making money or not losing too much!
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Re: Cheap College Textbooks?
« Reply #6 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.

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Re: Cheap College Textbooks?
« Reply #7 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.
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Re: Cheap College Textbooks?
« Reply #8 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.

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Re: Cheap College Textbooks?
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2010, 09:03:26 PM »
i have found that valorebooks.com is even cheaper than amazon with certain titles.

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Re: Cheap College Textbooks?
« Reply #10 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

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Re: Cheap College Textbooks?
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2010, 11:13:47 PM »
I've been successful w dealoz as well. Great site!

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Re: Cheap College Textbooks?
« Reply #12 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.

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Re: Cheap College Textbooks?
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2012, 12:41:18 AM »
Did you try www.dealoz.com ?

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Re: Cheap College Textbooks?
« Reply #14 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