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Shopping for textbooks

June 21st, 2008 at 04:51 am

So my college bookstore has my books on special order, so I decided instead of doing that (which takes 2 weeks)... that I would use Amazon.com

Amazon emails me today and tells me they are having difficulty locating my order

So I cancel... the book was $94.50

Go to Half.com

I look at the prices and finally settle on one that isn't perfectly brand new... in the end the class is only 6 weeks, if I end up with a more worn book and $20 more in my pocket, I don't think I'll feel any less (the $20 in my pocket will make me feel better lol)

So they confirmed the order would ship by the 25th. Yay! I bought the book for $77.99 w/shipping.

So instead of spending $125 like I thought I would... I only spent $102.99 for both books that I needed.

4 Responses to “Shopping for textbooks”

  1. klbb90 Says:

    Smart move! I bought used for almost all of my college textbooks. Its a great way to save.

  2. Aleta Says:

    When you are finished with your book, you can sell it to someone as well.

  3. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    A tough thing about buying from those two sites is that sometimes it can be dicey making sure you are getting the correct edition. Usually edition doesn't make a huge difference, but you can get a few surprises when something significant has been changed or added.

  4. MariRDH Says:

    Great resource for getting the best price on textbooks www.bigwords.com.

    You can search for all your textbooks for all your classes at the same time. They compare many different online stores including amazon, ebay, half.com, abesbooks, etc, then they tell you who would be the cheapest if you want to buy all your books from the same store, and also the lowest price at all the different stores on each book. They also show you all the shipping deals and coupons available at the different stores. Bigwords is a great website and saves time and money. Ya gotta love it! Smile

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