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Used Books Out Weigh The Cost Of New Books

Aug 15, 2008
With the rising cost of printing and publishing, people are finding that used books have a new appeal that they did not see before. Of course, this partially due to the cost of the new books costing so much for avid readers who enjoy reading more than they do the cost of the books themselves.

Students have purchased used books to help with the growing cost of college for decades, and these books that are used by students usually end right back up at either a campus books store or a local used book store. There stores are constantly purchasing college text books from students, because there are always a new set of students looking for them during the next semester. This also helps to keep these textbooks in circulation, which bridges a gap between those who need to purchase the books and those who need to dispose of them.

When a student is faced with purchasing a new book or a used book of the same edition, then the best solution for them is to purchase the used book. This is simply because the used book will save them at least thirty percent depending upon where the book is purchased at. One tip that students need to be aware of is that will probably be cheaper for them to purchase their used books from a local used book store rather than from the campus book store. The most popular used books sold at used book stores are college text books by the way.

Used book stores will often have a variety of publications available to choose from, which will please just about any avid reader and their pockets as well. The biggest advantage to used book stores are their extremely low prices, while the next advantage is their wide selection of books available to choose from. The variety of books available may range from poetry to westerns to romance to history. There are many avid readers that enjoy taking the time just to spend browsing through the selection of books to see what treasures they may find.

Purchasing a used book is not like purchasing a pair of jeans from a thrift store or a truck from a used car lot, which might have problems that you are not aware of. The jeans may be irregular and the car more than likely might have had engine problems. With used books you know exactly what you are getting, because you are able to see if the pages are yellowed or worn and if the cover has been torn. The most important thing about a used book is that you are able to read it, correct? At some older and smaller used book stores the books themselves might contain that old, musty smell, which some individuals associate with pleasant childhood memories once forgotten.

Being in college and trying to find the same text book that forty to fifty other students are trying to purchase can be troublesome. That is why instead of purchasing an eighth edition Psychology text book used students will purchase a seventh or even a sixth edition. Every thing in the book is basically the same and the younger editions will cost a great deal less as well. Students will do anything they can to keep from having to purchase new text books simply because the price of the new books are simply too expensive.
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Victor Epand is an expert consultant about used books, autographed books, and Vedic books. When shopping for books, we recommend only the best bookstores for cost, autographed books, and Vedic books.
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