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Students use varying methods to combat rising textbook prices

“I bought my nutrition book directly off the McGraw (publishers) website,” Malen said. “I want to say the book cost me about $80 and the bookstore price was over $100.”

Since 2002, the price of college textbooks has increased 82 percent, according to a 2013 report on college textbook costs issued by the Government Accountability Office. In response, the outcome has been weighing heavily on students’ wallets for more than a decade.

To purchase her books at lower rates, Malen, a Sterling Heights senior, looks at less expensive options. With the kind of savings offered by online sellers, those options are well worth the extra effort.

Malen uses Amazon.com or, if they have what she’s looking for, checks the Student Book Exchange, located at 209 E. Bellows, to find her textbooks.

However, after looking elsewhere for cheaper prices, Malen can’t get away from the high cost of books. So far she has paid $200 for rented textbooks for her four classes this semester.

For students like Joe Julet, a Berkley senior, going online and getting a cheaper price isn’t enough to save a buck.

Julet writes down the bookstore’s prices for materials he needs before comparing them with sites such as Chegg.com, Amazon.com or Textbookrentals.com.

“I find I save at least 50 percent on what I would be paying at the bookstore,” he said. “My science book for this semester was $200 and you could rent it from Amazon starting at $45.”

When the semester ends, he uses a site called Valorebooks.com to sell back his books. He’s waiting for at least one check, worth $25, while having received another for $30 after selling back books he used last semester.

Read about a new trend


Buy Used Books Online, Discount Used Books

If you have walked through a retail bookstore lately you probably noticed the cost of books have risen considerably. With money being tight for a lot of families, buying new books is not option for most of them. Thankfully there is a way to purchase the books you want or need for a relatively low price, and that is to buy used books online. You can find any genre of book online just like you can find in the large retail bookstores. There is Sci-fi, romance, horror, do it yourself, comedy, history, and children’s books to name a few.

The college bound student is one type of person who can benefit from buying used books online. College students have most of their money already spent on tuition and housing, leaving them with minimal funds in their pocket for the college text books they will be needing. There are several online bookstores that are popular with college students where they can buy used text books for the courses they are taking at a relatively lower price. All books are guaranteed to be in great shape for your money.

The book lover is the second person to benefit from used online bookstores. Many of us are always on the look out for more books to put into our collection. Buying used online books can help you get those books you always wanted, at the fraction of the price.

It is quite simple to find online bookstores that sell used books. By doing Google search, you will generate pages of used online bookstores. Once you located a bookstore that interests you, click in and browse the pages of books available. Once you find a book or two, just click on them to add them to your cart, and proceed to the check out. The check out process is easy, all you do is fill in your address, billing information, credit card information, and shipping preference. Your used books will arrive at your home in as little as three days with express shipping.

Online auction websites are also another great place to purchase used books online. Many people who use the online auction websites are power sellers from across the world who have unique books to offer the general public. The bidding price is generally set low, or many have a buy it now option, meaning you can head directly to checkout and purchase your book.

In conclusion, to buy used books online is the perfect way to shop safely in the comfort of your own home. The books you will receive are the same quality books you can find in a retail bookstore, just gently used. Now sit back, relax, browse the web and start saving money.

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