Biggest complaint from college students? How expensive college textbooks are! How can you avoid paying this high price of education?
Research. Check your college’s bookstore and see how much you would have to pay to get the book both new and used. You might find that some books (especially if they are used) are actually pretty cheap while others are over $100.
Search Online. Check Half.com to quickly find the best list price on Ebay, Craigslist and Facebook’s Marketplace. If it is a book that you don’t think you will need much or you don’t mind reading online, check Google Books. You might just find your textbook on there for FREE.
Another Option. A lot of college bookstores are now offering a textbook rental option. You can save as much as 50% and you do not have to wonder what to do with it once the class is over. I have not yet tried this option because I can usually get better deals online but still, a nice option.
Don’t Forget About Your Friends. Know someone who has taken the class already? Then ask them if they still have the book. Plus, if they are really nice friends, they won’t charge you much for it or maybe even nothing at all!