I will email you before the start of every semester the list of the best textbook sites as well as current coupons! If you find any other really good sites please comment below so I can update the listings!
From what I have found, Abebooks, Valorebooks, Ecampus, and Amazon are all about the same in terms of price and reliability, but search all 5 directly to find best bargain. If you have more advice please comment so we don't have to repost on Facebook again.
FREE shipping over $59 which can add up if you are buying couple different books, PROFESSOR - $3 off orders over $75
Best deals are on used books usually, but sometimes Amazon main page actually has better deal, they also have cheap electronic copies. They also have great buy back program come end of semester...
FREE two day shipping and movie streaming. Get 6months free with .edu email address just set reminder to cancel else get charged $39 I think for 1year (But still thats 50% off full price prime membership and if you are buying a lot or want movies this is good deal. CLICK HERE
(Seems to have some of cheapest books, cheap renting too.)
Very similar to abebooks. Good coupons on retailmenot. (Good Renting)
Depending on how much time and willingness you have to sell books back renting can be your best bet. ALL of the above sites offer renting options on some of their books as well) If you have more advice please comment so we don't have to repost on Facebook again.
Might be my overall FAVORITE) Type in the class and section and it tells you all the books you need and tons of options for renting. Really cool and fast.
One of the most popular sites to use for renting books. They plant a tree for every book that is rented which is cool. Can also get step by step answers to problems and other cool things
Couple people mentioned they were easy to use and good prices. I rented one from them for this semester.
If I am missing anything or have other suggestions/have had a good/bad experience with one of these sites please comment so I don't have to repost on Facebook again!.
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I was SHOCKED when I saw how much the book store was charging for a textbook that I was only ever going to use this one semester and then it would just become a VERY expensive paper weight so I started looking online since EVERYTHING is cheaper online right? Well as I started my search I quickly became overwhelmed with how long it was taking me to search through the hundreds of results for cheap textbook sites to find the ones that seemed legitimate and ACTUALLY had cheap textbooks. After a lot of searching I just started emailing tons of professors and friends I have that are upperclassmen asking for advice for best sites to use and ways to save money and got tons of responses that have helped me a lot. So I made a little "cheat sheet" list for myself of the sites that multiple people kept recommending as best bet for finding books and suddenly those $200 textbooks were sometimes as low as $24.67 and it was no longer taking me hours to search through tons and tons of sites that ranged from expensive but well known to super cheap and sort of sketchy.
I then posted this list on our class of 2017 facebook page to try and help everyone else get through these 4 years without being TOTALLY poor at the end. Quite a few people told me to find way to make this list more permanent so I made this free little blog real fast so that you can either bookmark this (that's what I did) or I am trying a mailing list (assuming I remember every semester lol) and I will resend you the list come book buying season.
Not really sure what else this site can be used for but I am open to suggestions, I will try and find some other cool student deals we could use and see what all is out there for us to save money. (Or maybe I will forget this even exists lol) but let me know if you guys find anything and I will share it...