As a college student myself I know it is a a huge strain mentally and financially to buy textbooks. The long lines, they are usually out of stock, and most of all–the prices are marked up by a lot. I was surprised today when I went to buy a textbook for my computer class, they just got a new shipment in luckily. There were other students scattered everywhere in search of books, the line was around the whole bookstore as well. I found my book with ease and had brought $50 with me. I looked at the price tag but I guess I checked the wrong one that said $49. When I got to the register the price came to $69, and I thought $49 was bad enough.
My first semester I had simply bought my books online, and it was a lot cheaper. This semester I had little time to buy them online and wait for shipping since I needed them almost immediately, so I thought the bookstore might not be that bad. It truly was, the horror tales were not over exaggerated at all, the price tags numbers were so high I thought it would bend the shelf downward. Anyway, I paid the $50 I had and charged the rest. That was my last $50 for a few days. With enough to pay in tuition I thought this was absurd. I go to a relatively cheap school to get minor classes out of the way for cheap, but I know not everyone does that. That is why I decided to write an article to help everyone save mony on their books.
For a comparison price I checked the site I have used the most in the past to buy not online textbooks, but other books as well. Abebooks.com. My $69 book was up for $14 at Abebooks.com. Another book at the store that I needed last year but got at Abebooks.com instead was a Psychology textbook that went for $40+ at the school bookstore, but it went on Abebooks.com for $1! The shipping was another $4, but still that’s a hell of a lot less than $40! And $40 was the used price at the school. The school was raking in such a huge profit it was ridiculous. I was somewhat sickened by the amount they were raising the prices, I wanted a lowered price that at least somewhat honest of the books true value.
The best part about this website is that it has always saved me money. The website is also honest and reliable as well. I have never had a problem with this website, and they are very considerate and helpful too. Abebooks.com has over 100 million titles, so chances are they have what you’re looking for. The online site has over 120 employees and is always growing.
Also, not only can you buy books on Abebooks.com, but you can sell your books as well. The only bad thing about selling your books is that you need to pay a subscription fee of $25-$300, depending on how many books you’re putting up on the listings to sell. But overall that isn’t that bad either since you’d be bringing in a good profit if you played your cards right!
Overall, Abebooks.com knows college books cost a lot, so they are there to help. They are even holding awarding the winner free textbooks for the whole year, up to $1200 total. I just signed up myself and it took literally 10 seconds. All you do is enter two questions about books that you buy, your name and e-mail address, and answer one more question and you’re done. It’s that easy to enter, and you may even win. Why not try?
For all of your textbook needs go to Abebooks.com, the largest online textbook sellers in the world with over 100 million titles and increasing.