Cheap Textbooks

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  1. DanielleDavidson

    DanielleDavidsonNew Member

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    Does anyone know of any sites that you can get cheap textbooks on? I've been searching for awhile now, but I can't seem to find a good site that seems legit. Most of the sites that I end up finding, the customers say that the textbook books didn't get their on time, or it's a scam. It seems like you just have to shell out a ton of money for textbooks no matter what.
     
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    Well I do not miss having to pay for these, and they put a serious dent in a student's budget, so I am at least glad to hear that there are some options out there. The worst is when you barely even use the books in class too.
     
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    Plus the publishers keep coming up with ways to grab more cash or eliminate used versions for sale. Online access codes and loose-leaf textbooks are the newest tricks. I hope Rice University Open Resources program gains some ground. Students are graduating with huge student debt that will take years to pay off.
     
  4. Jason76

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    eBay is also a good place and maybe Craigslist also. Also, there might be some lesser known spot, kind of like a secret social club where local students sell to local students. I mean, I have heard of local students who want to sell their books outside of big-name retailers. Well, definitely Craigslist is one place but I'm speaking of something even more remote.
     
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    I don't know any sites that offer cheap text books, however, I am sure there are sites where you can find cheap textbooks, even students notes than can aid you in your class. When I was a student, I went to second hand book store in my town and always purchased books from second hand store. It saved a lot of money.
     
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    You want to be extremely careful about eBooks, though. If they come from shady sources, not some official company website or something similarly legit, then you can get viruses. Those things can destroy your computer. Note, as with music and movie downloads, the companies probably put them there on purpose.
     
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    I'd say cheap textbooks sites are plenty. You can find plenty of listings on the craiglist, ebay too. Also amazon has the used items sections for the books too. So there's plenty of stuff to check. I'd say I don't mind making use of the used items. The reason being it's not going to be easy to get them low cost and good condition at the same time. So it may differ from one person to another.
     
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    I recently saw an ad related to Amazon.com where they invited people to sell their old textbooks to them so they can be available for others at a cheap price. But it might be country specific to my country. But you can always do a little bit of networking and befriend parents of other kids and see if they can sell you their kids' textbooks which they no longer need for a cheap price. This is what many people I know do. Some of the parents have formed groups where they exchange textbooks and other reading material.
     
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    I think there are so many free eBooks present on the internet. In fact, some of the book owners can even pay you for reading their book. There are also sites that give those books if not totally free, at a small fixed price. Such sites include
    1. Google eBookstore.
    2. Project Gutenberg.
    3. Open Library.
    4. Internet Archive.
    5. BookBoon.
    6. ManyBooks.net.
    7. Free eBooks.
    8. LibriVox.
     
  10. NinetyEighty1

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    There are number of sites you can go to in order to get textbooks on a cheap dime. There is Amazon, ebay, barnes and noble and abebooks and alibris. You should check out goodreads, they have a list of online book stores you can purchase from. You could also just try out e-books.
     
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    Hi, I can help you find the cheapest used textbooks available in US, as your personal textbook finder. Only tested and reliable sellers.
     
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