A lot of college students will be going back to school this month. Many of them will need to purchase books for their classes. Some students purchase their books from their local school bookstore. In my opinion that’s a bad idea. Books tend to cost a lot more in your school bookstore. There are a few options out there to help save money when buying text books.
One thing that you should do is to check with your professor and ask them what books you need for the class. Sometimes they may have three books listed on the syllabus but you may actually only need to buy one. That actually happened to me in college. One book is way cheaper than three.
You can also check with your professor to see if you can use the previous year’s edition. Many times when books are updated they just add a new cover and a few new pictures to the book. The information is usually the same.
Visit off campus book stores. They typically have better prices.
You may be able to rent books from your school store as well. Check with them to see if they offer that option.
Below are some websites that you can use to purchase school books from. I can personally vouch for Half.com, Amazon and Ebay. I used all those to get books for a drastically lower price.
Half.com (A subsidiary of Ebay)
These are just a few ways to help save money on your college textbooks. I would definitely check them out. It makes no sense to pay $400 for 2 books when you could probably get them for a fraction of that price. Do you have any other suggestions? If so feel free to comment below.