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See if your school has a facebook page for textbooks. My college does, and I've gotten some awesome deals from other students who have the books I want. Much better pricing than the bookstore and a lot of textbook sites because we're all students so we know the frustration of high textbook costs!
Contributed by Katie Leavitt
I have found the best sites to get textbooks from are valorebooks.com and skyo.com I have used other sites and have these sites are the best. You can even sell back your books directly to the valorebooks.com or in marketplace to other students.
Contributed by Jamie Lynne Biddle
My biggest tip to those who are looking to buy your textbooks and sell them back is to sell them AS SOON AS YOU'RE DONE USING THEM. Because textbooks are constantly changing editions the older editions lose value drastically. The longer you wait to sell, the less money you'll get back. Also, your best bet is to sell to a friend/aquaintance or to
Contributed by Elaina Schnyderite
I try to get the best deals on textbooks by trying to order the books early while some of the book sellers/renters are offering deals on textbooks and have them in stock.When I look up the books I will need, I open each of the book websites I have posted here to see if they have the book and at what price, then, I compare them to each other and to my college's bookstore to see whom has the best deal because sometimes they will offer free shipping to you, and if you rent them, free shipping back. Another great way to get a deal on textbooks is to check them out at your local library or school library. I believe I will be trying to do that this upcoming semester to save money.
Contributed by Cassie Leyba