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Cheap College Textbooks: Buy and Sell Used School Books On Amazon

Updated on August 20, 2011

As a student studying Nursing, I was astonished at the cost of textbooks. One semester cost me over $800.00. Being a single-mother,this was a financial hardship. I figured there has to be a cheaper way to obtain my textbooks and gain my education.

I Googled college textbooks-cheap and found Amazon.

Amazon offers up to 90% off on used textbooks

Amazon offers textbooks at a fraction of the cost. For instance, I had a writing course that was required, at the school bookstore it is $99.00 Used. I found this same book on Amazon for $4.24! I ordered and received this book in 2 days! I didn't need a degree to realize this is financially smart.

Textbook Buyback

Nothing is more frustrating than selling your books at the end of the sememster and receiving 10% of what you paid for it. Amazon offers a buyback program with much more of a return. I cannot stress enough how beneficial this is for students in on a tight budget who need their money fast. And it's easy.

1. Search Amazon to see if your book is eligible. Books MUST be in good condition.

2. Print the label from your computer and send books

3. When they recieve your books, you recieve your Amazon gift card depositied into your account.

Amazon has a FREE service for students

Amazon Student is a free membership program created especially for college students. Amazon Student members receive benefits such as one full year of FREE Two-Day Shipping with Amazon Prime, and e-mail alerts for discounts and promotions.

Check it Out

I have to admit, I was a little hesitant about buying online. I wasn't sure what exactly I would receive in the mail. (I'm a bit old-school when it comes to this kinda thing)

But my books were in excellent condition! I was so happy!!! I was also able to buy my Kindle Reader, backpack and supplies. All in one stop without breaking my budget. Okay okay, I feel like I'm on a TV infomercial or something. But believe me when I say, you are wasting your time and money going anywhere else.

All I ask is to check out the links I've provided and compare. If you decide this is for you- then great- if not, at least you saw your options.

Good Luck in your education and future careers!


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      Textbooks 7 years ago

      For any student who needs some fast cash, selling textbooks that they don't need anymore is a good idea.

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      hubpageswriter 7 years ago

      Yes this is simply a good idea. Hub up.