Best Sites For Cheap Textbooks For College Students

08/28/2019 12:00 AM EDT by WBLS Staff

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The most difficult part of financing higher education aside from tuition is textbooks. The cost of textbooks can range from hundreds to thousands per semester! There are so many great websites that offer great opportunities to save a lot of money on textbooks.

Here is A Lady Who Know’s list for buying, renting, selling, or even trading books!

CHEGG is AMAZING! They rent textbooks rather than sell. You can get your books for cheap without having to deal with selling or returning them after you are done with the book. Here’s how it works:

Log on and select the textbook you need. Then you pay the one-time rental price for EACH book and pay for them to be ship to you. Once you are finished with the books, you have two options. You can either purchase the book or you can revisit the site print out shipping labels and send the books back. It’s that simple!

HALF is a subsidiary of eBay, which means no bidding aspects involved. Textbook listings give all the information needed about the text and sort the copies for sale by quality. They charge a 15{41dd9c2e06c81766eef9edcd679b413ff49ebb39382f6ff487d600525ba2c0ff} commission to sellers and users the eBay feedback system for user ratings.

AMAZON is the biggest and most trusted online merchants, which makes it a great choice for buying and selling new and used textbooks. It is very similar to 15{41dd9c2e06c81766eef9edcd679b413ff49ebb39382f6ff487d600525ba2c0ff} commission for textbooks and pay shipping costs to the seller. If you are familiar with that you will find it much easier to sift through used books.

BIGWORDS is the only site that allows you to consider buyback pricing when purchasing so that you can tell whether you’re better of to rent your textbooks or buy and then sell them back at the end of the term. BIGWORDS compares every combination of items and stores, calculating the shipping and promotions available for each. Then select the cheapest combination, saving you the most money.

We also came across some other online sites for cheap books. Take a look below:


Summer is over! Which means its time to start prepping for the Fall semester and of course buying your textbooks. We hope this was helpful.