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Mar 29, 2011

Save Money on College Textbooks

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College textbooks are notoriously known for breaking the bank of college students everywhere. There are tips and tricks available to alleviate the pressure of paying and financing them.
  • Buy the book used whenever possible. If the book is available to be purchased used, whether it be in the school bookstore, eBay/Half.com, etc, go for it. It is the best course of action rather than buying a brand new book. 
  • If you're into torrenting, try and and find free versions of the book online on sites like Demonoid and The Pirate Bay, or your favorite private torrent tracker. Library.nu may also have books that may be of good use.
  • Many school bookstores are now allowing the option to rent the book for the semester, lowering the cost of the book even further. If you don't need to keep the book, this is a very wise decision.
  • Use textbook renting services such as Chegg.com to rent books for semester. 
  • If your class allows you to have an open laptop consider looking around online for the e-book version of your textbook. It will save you money. 
  • If all else fails, talk to your professor and students who have taken the courses already. Many times, even though the book is recommended for the course, you can still do well without purchasing the book.

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