where do you get your textbooks?

United States
March 20, 2009 11:21pm CST
Every semester, students must prepare some hundred dollars to purchase their books for their classes. College books aren't cheap at all. So, where do you get your textbooks, buy them from the bookstores, Amazon.com, borrow from somebody who had used the same book before, or elsewhere, etc...............?
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• United States
23 Mar 09
I recommend -even more than ebay, half, and amazon- a site called dealoz.com, or formerly, campusi. Dealoz actually fetches and compares prices from all over the web. Like it will literally pull up things from ebay, half, amazon, barnes and noble, and a ton more, and compare them side by side, and automatically offer you th lowest price. I got $500 worth of books for $250 last semester, all because I bought off Dealoz, and DID NOT buy from the campus bookstore. The bookstore is the last place in the world you wanna buy. Especially used.
@cuttyrish (2668)
• United States
21 Mar 09
i just buy the books that i immediately need from the bookstore in our place, either national bookstore or some other bookstore.. those textbooks that i need for research or references, i buy them online, amazon. ebay and etc.
• United States
21 Mar 09
You should always try to buy your books on-line. They are always cheaper there. I like Amazon.com because I have never had a problem find what book I need and at a good price. I think I saved about $100 last semestier on only 2 books.
@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
21 Mar 09
I buy almost all of my books online. The only time I ever go to my campus bookstore is if the book I need isn't available online or if it's actually cheaper there. I usually go to www.campusbooks.com because it will give you a price comparison of several different used book sites and I can instantly find the cheapest. I also check www.betterworldbooks.com because purchases from there help to fund literacy projects. When I'm done with my textbooks, I sell them online usually via www.half.com. I get most of my money back, and someone else gets a good deal too.