Can anyone recommend a good website that sells cheap textbooks?
Rather than purchase, I would recommend you rent your textbooks. That is possible here where I am in the Dallas Texas area, and for the past 3 years I did in fact rent my textbooks for about 1/3 of the cost of used textbooks, which is what I usually bought. It may be possible to rent in your area too.
I used to go to my local bookstore that handles college textbooks early, several days before the beginning of classes when the selection of used books was ample. Invariably by sorting through the selection available, I could easily find books that were so new, they even smelled new, because their previous owner never even opened them! Technically they were used, but they looked, and smelled new. I paid less than half the new price. Even so, renting is even cheaper and I highly recommend it.
If you insist on purchasing new textbooks online, just Google "textbooks" and you should have no trouble bringing up dozens of online sellers. Make sure you get the textbooks, correct edition, etc., that your professor is using.
I recommend ebay, amazon or half.com. as an english major I had lots of novels to read so small local bookstores were always great too. I would recommend taking some serious thoughts aboit your study habits before deciding on renting. Do you like to hilight or take notes in your book? Are you likely to study while eating dinner, drinking coffee oe other messy activities? If you're in a major with traditional text books then the renting could be worth it, but I know that for my humanities classes I typically had novels and similar books easily found quite cheaply online at the aforementioned sites.
I would suggest you check out AbeBooks.com. This site has "millions" of textbooks in all price ranges. You might find what your looking for there. good luck.
Amazon and ebay are the cheapest place i can think of. But you can also try www.abebooks.com
as Au fait says... RENT THEM... they are so much cheaper!
Amazon. I always get my textbooks from amazon and checking how much I save each semester. This semester it is over $100. Last semester had better savings.
Since I am a college student, I would recommend Chegg. They seem to always have the lowest prices and a wide variety.
I have tried them all and I've had the best luck with amazon. I go for the used books. I also try to get earlier versions than are listed on the syllabus. I find that it never makes a difference if I get 2nd edition or 3rd edition because there are often only a few slight variations and I save BOATLOADS.
Another suggestion is to sell books you wont be using again back through amazon's trade in program and use that gift certificate money to buy the following semester's books. Just some tips from a graduate student SIX WEEKS from graduating! Whoo peee!
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