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March 23, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 174

Every freshman is surprised to see the price of books in the campus bookstore. Students who are paying their own way through college somehow expect cheap textbooks and often don't budget enough for these outrageous prices. New textbooks cost hundreds of dollars and used textbooks, when they are available, are not much cheaper.

Are they worth the price? Probably not. Textbooks are just that. They are books that are used for a particular class in school. Sometimes lucky students will get to use the same book for two classes, but that hardly ever happens. The vast majority of college textbooks have no use outside of that class. So why purchase brand new books for hundreds of dollars just to put them on a shelf or sell them back to the campus bookstore for a fraction of what you paid for them?

There is good news for struggling college's students and their parents. You don't have to take out the maximum in student loans just to pay for textbooks. Though your school is not likely to provide this information to you, you do not have to buy your textbooks from the campus bookstore. There are various ways to buy cheap textbooks. In some cases, you may not even have to buy the books.

One option for saving money on books is to buy used textbooks from the bookstore. Used textbooks vary in quality but most are in good condition with some highlighter markings. Campus bookstores buy back books every semester and resell them to students for twice the amount they paid the student for the used book. In addition to the campus bookstore, students can also buy used books online. Because the textbooks that are sold online are sold by individuals and not bookstores, students are likely to get a better deal. Buying online takes a little more planning, though. Depending on where the book is being mailed from, it may take over a week to arrive.

If you don't need a hard copy of the textbook and you may use the material again, an ebook is another cheaper way to buy a textbook. Renting is a newer trend in the college to get a textbook. Rental books can be ordered online or through a campus bookstore. When the class is over, return the rented book. With rented textbooks, there is no worry about what to do with the book after the class is over.

As with any other major investment, college students should shop around before purchasing textbooks. Cheap textbooks are available in print and electronic form also. You will find that the price varies widely depending on where you buy your books.

For more information about Cheap Textbooks, Please visit: www.slugbooks.com

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