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Review Of Website For Buying Cheap Used College Textbooks

Cheap-Textbooks.com is mainly a textbook, price comparison website. The site itself doesn’t try to sell shoppers anything; what it does is list which cheap, college textbooks are available for sale from other websites. These websites tend to be the big name merchants in buying textbooks online and includes everything from Amazon, Chegg, Bigger Books and Powell’s.

Many of the textbooks listed from these merchant it’s have some kind of discount, sometimes as high as 95%.

Compare Cheap College Textbooks

The online textbook comparison engine will give an up to date listing of what websites are selling the book that you are looking for. Students stand a good chance of finding nearly any textbook considering the engine is linked to 50 different textbook sellers.

Searchers are given the option to hunt down books by ISBN number, author and book title. The search itself is pretty fast and the results are there in a few moments.

Cheap-Textbooks lists their current, favorite booksellers and seems to encourage shoppers to check them out.

Textbook Coupons

Students looking for the most current discounts and coupons can go to the coupon section. This is a list that is updated daily and shows the online stores and their current discounts.

The information provided includes the amount of the discount, the coupon code and when it expires.

Free Books for College

Due to the large increase of websites offering free eBooks (books in digital format), they have made a section listing what sites are offering these free eBooks and their general information. When looking at the descriptions of the websites you can see there are many different types of free digital books. It seems up to the searcher as to what they will find useful for their current curriculum.
Sell Your Used Textbooks books

A handy feature that Cheap-Textbooks has is the online comparison tool that will show you where to sell your used textbooks and at what price.

While students will never get full value for their used college books, at least they can get something to ease their financial burden. Selling your used books can save you the hassle of hauling around something that you will probably never use again.

Textbooks Sellers List

An aid to students or graduates wanting to pass on those used textbooks is the Textbook Sellers Master List. The list has different features such as what stores sell, buy or rent textbooks and their shipping terms.

Student Essentials

Towards the bottom on the right at the home page is a section named Student Essentials. This gives links to the already discussed areas of the website and more. These include a live coupon search engine for products such as food items or even clothing. The search goes by zip code. There is also an area providing students with tips on finding a good deal on school books.

When looking over the whole website at Cheap-Textbooks, you will find cheap college textbooks and a large amount of useful information presented for a student. They also have mobile apps available in Apple or Android format so students can search for cheap textbooks anytime on their phones, ipads or tablets. Student can visit Cheap-Textbooks.com to start searching for the best prices and discounts in college text books.


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

Sell Textbooks for Cash Offers ISBN Based Online Price Comparison Tool for Textbook Sales

College is more expensive than ever, and in an economy that continues a longstanding downturn, many students are finding it harder than ever to fund their educations. Despite this, many of them have piles of mandatory textbooks that once the semester is over, are useless to them. Sell Textbooks for Cash is a site that encourages students to resell their old textbooks in order to make back their investment and put it back into their education. They have recently released an ISBN checking service that will tell individuals where they can get the best deal when selling their books.

All textbooks come with their ISBN listed on the cover, usually above the barcode used for retailers. This allows the booked to be cataloged in a library and easily identified during stock takes. Students can now use this number to find second hand copies being sold online and see how much others are getting for them, so they too can go where the best deal is.

The price comparison search offers price listings for major providers which can then be clicked through so that registered users can add their book for sale in the place they can demand the best price for it. The service is now also available on iPhone and Android.

A spokesperson for Sell Textbooks For Cash, “Because the ISBN is a universal means of identifying a book, it allows us to easily identify the book the student is trying to sell and cross reference the best price offered for that book from major providers like Amazon, eCampus and Sell Back Your Book. By performing this price comparison individuals can see where the demand for their book is highest and where they can get the best price, often recouping as much as 75% of the original retail value.”

How to spend less this year on textbooks

The typical American student spends between $700 and $1,000 every year on textbooks, according to a US  Dep. of Education study.  And that is after scholars or, rather more likely, their mother and father have dished up for class fees, accommodations, meal plans, lab costs, extra costs, and a washing list of other costs.  There’s excellent news.  Amazon is attempting to take some of the sting out of textbook sticker shock with its new textbook rental programme.  Under Amazon’s new programme, scholars can lease textbooks for 130-day periods, about the length of a semester, then ship the textbooks back to Amazon at no charge.  Amazon asserts its rental programme offers up to seventy p.c savings on textbooks compared to retail purchase costs.  Stephen King quiz : How well did you know his books?  “College is costly, and scholars are constantly looking for methods to economize on textbooks,” Ripley MacDonald, Director of Textbooks at Amazon.com, claimed in an announcement.  “With Textbook Rental, Amazon gives scholars yet one more sensible option for saving cash it’s now increasingly easy for scholars to get the books they require in the format they desire, at reasonable prices.” Most titles are available for rental at Amazon in the $30 to $60 range, according to PCMag, which found one macroeconomics textbook that ships for $170 available for rental on Amazon for approximately $46.  Here’s how it functions.  Textbooks ( new or second user, dependent on accessibility ) are shipped at standard costs and scholars may pay a charge for one 15-day extension after their 130-day rental period is over before shipping the book back to Amazon at no charge.  If scholars fail to return the book after the extension, they’re going to be charged the full cost of the book.

Amazon asserted renters can write or highlight in the books “a minimum amount,” but if books are returned with “excessive writing or highlighting,” scholars will be charged the full cost of the book, minus rental costs. This is not the only course for cash-strapped scholars.  Last summer, Amazon showcased its Kindle Textbook Rental service, which permits scholars to hire textbooks on their Kindles or Kindle applications for thirty to 360 days. Earlier in the year, Apple joined the e-textbook trend with the launching of iBooks2, which brings textbooks to the iPad.

Other smaller, enterprising corporations have been offering textbook rentals for a long time including CampusBookRentals.com, Chegg.com, and BookRenter.com.  They publicize savings of nearly ninety %.

Reducing College Textbook Costs

Students can snap up all of their needed textbooks without sapping all of their funds.

It will take a bit of planning and hustle.  Less-expensive rental and PDF options have broadened.  Apple, for instance, launched its new e-textbooks platform in  Jan , and the Nation’s organisation of  College Stores announces all of its three thousand member stores will have their own rental programs this semester, up from 1,500 in 2010.  Either renting a title or getting it as an ebook could cut each textbook price in half — or better — as book vendors compete.

At Barnes & Noble, “Spanish for Business and Finance” costs $81.34 new, but as little as $19.68 as a rental, a 76% discount. Additionally, an increasing number of professors are making the decision to use supposed open-source textbooks, which are free. That implies more scholars might come up against those texts this semester, Allen claims, and could see more of them if they lobby professors to utilize them. Not every textbook is available as either a rental or an PDF, and pricing varies widely, claims Charles Schmidt, a speaker for the Nation’s organisation of  College Stores.  Scholars  hunting for the best deal could find they have to rent some books, get a few as ebooks and print copies of the rest.  Below are a couple of tips for maxing out your savings.

Weigh book bundles – It is not uncommon for publishers to make online homework additions to go with a textbook. By law, they should offer each part separately, so scholars are not compelled to buy more than they want. It may be less expensive to buy the text and access code for online materials as a bundle instead of separately.  Pearson sells a “Maternal &  Kid  Nursing Care” bundle with a textbook and online access code for $155.40.  The text itself is as inexpensive as $95.80 ( used ) on other sites, but online access costs $66.67 acquired separately — driving the total purchase to $162.47, or five percent  more. Some net access codes are single-use, as well, so purchasing a second hand text or renting may not reduce costs on those additions, asserts Allen.  “That’s burned plenty of students,” she is saying.

Check for coupon codes – There are usually motivations that may cut bills further, or sweeten a pricey  purchase.  Thru  Sept. 30, Amazon has a $5 MP3 credit that is worth $25 in new textbook purchases, and BookRenter.com lets users enter the code “AUGRETAIL” thru August.  31 for an additional five % off a one rentals and ten percent off 4 rentals.  Schmidt announces scholars should check their university bookstores, plenty of which regularly run back-to-school deals on their Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Review renting contracts – Some services appraise fines for unwarranted highlighting, or for returning a book after the rental period finishes. Rental site Chegg charges a 15-day extension charge that varies primarily based on the book’s cost, and then later charges what’s left of the book’s price if the book still isn’t returned.  In ebook formats, rentals may restrict the amount of pages you can print — and vanish from the e-reader when the rental term ends, with any electronic notes you made.  Renting would possibly not be cheap, either, if the text is one that you may use over one or two semesters.  “It’s fine if you are an engineering major who’s taking a philosophy course to satisfy a humanities requirement,” announces Schmidt.

Compare all formats –  Electronic books  and rentals are sometimes less expensive, but do not discount old school used print copies.  By Amazon’s guesstimates, buyers could save as much as sixty percent on textbooks by purchasing them as electronic books — eighty percent if they decide to rent an ebook, and ninety percent if purchasing a second hand print text. Design text “Fundamentals of Building Construction : Materials and Methods,” as an example, is $66 as an electronic book, a 7% discount off the $71.32 price for the new hardcover.  Used print versions begin at $55, a 23% discount.