Education On A Budget Finding Cheap Books

Your vacation is over and your tuition starts. When beginning a new school year you need several textbooks. After calculating the whole sum you notice that it will cost you as much as your small vacation. Depending on your training subject you may see any price for a textbook. Even prices over 200$ . Did you notice that there is a big difference between prices of regular books that you read for pleasure and textbooks? Why textbooks are so expensive and is it possible to find other way to buy them?

The answer of that question is not that difficult its the profit from sales. Schools bookstores know that these textbooks are required for a certain class and you dont have other choice. The profit gets even bigger when they offer you to buy them back from you because they know that you dont need them after your education is completed and you will deal at any price. They will offer you a lot lower price for used book and after that they will sell it again to other student at price that is nearly the original. The profit is huge and that is a profit only from one textbook. The system works perfectly and it needs only your money to run.

You need to avoid getting stuck in that whole system every time you need a textbook. To do that you need the same materials from different source. That source may be a bookstore with discounts and bargains or a place for used books. If you try to lure a friend to take the same classes with you and try to cut expenses in two on your required materials, you may find that useless afterwards when you both need the same material to study. Another place, where you can find reading materials for your studies is internet. There are high chances to find the exact same textbook you need on the global net but in electronic version.
Amazon.com is other resolution. The site offers both used and new books at prices more affordable than your local school/college bookstore for the exact same book. Used books will do the best regarding the price but make sure that you buy the same edition of that textbook. There is another thing that needs looking at and that is the description of the condition. You may not need books that are missing pages or are full of highlights and personal notes.

At eBay you may find the very same thing and make a killer deal on a new or used textbook. eBay is a place that you have high chances to find brand new books at deep discount prices because a lot of book sellers use it for that.
Good deals may be found at your local student newspaper. Try to place a want ad if you dont find anyone selling textbooks and you will be amazed at how many other students are looking for bargains and are willing to participate.