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How To Go About Buying Used Text Books

Aug 26, 2008
Used textbooks have invaded college and university campuses for several years. Why? Because students cannot afford the sky-high prices of new textbooks. Depending on the classification of new textbooks, they can cost between $120 and maybe $250. This price could even increase if a particular student specializes in any of the fields of science.

When you do decide to visit a used book establishment to check out your options, there are certain things you need to remember. Firstly, be certain that the used text edition is what your teacher requires. Remember that there are older editions of the book and could differ from the latest version, which just might be the one mentioned in your course outline. Most likely, older editions do not have as much updated information as the latest edition required in your class. Thus, it would be safer to double-check the edition before you purchase any particular book.

You can acquire a good deal, which is usually dependent on where you got the used book. In all likelihood, book dealers will eagerly grant you the best choice. One other thing to check is the books condition. Do you buy a book that has seen better days or do you require one in perfect condition? This boils down to your personal choice. Some books may not be as battered or may have side notes in them whereas others look new. How you like your books would affect your choice here.

Used books are everywhere and can be purchased online. Here's a word of caution before you decide to go online. Confirm at the local bookstore the prices of used books. Compare these with the ones found online, as online purchases may take time when it comes to delivery since they can come from various places all over the country, and even the world. Just be sure you have the book on hand to study before your first exam.

With online purchases, you also have to pay for freight charges, like handling and shipping. See to it that you include this factor with the rate that you are paying for. Surfing the Net, you can see many online bookshops that offer used and discounted textbooks from used books online. You can then compare prices before buying.

At the back portion of every textbook is the coded ISBN number, a requirement of most bookstores. You are sure you have the right book as mentioned in the syllabus if you use this number. This saves you time and you no longer need to worry about making a good buy.
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