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So here's my quick guide to getting the most out of your bank account when shopping for textbooks:
- Keep an eye out for student flyers.
- In your school book store, try to buy used first.
- Wait until your first class before buying books.
- If you already own the book, but it's not the same publisher, ask the prof for advice.
- Does your bookstore allow you to rent books?
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All-in-all I hoped this helped a little! Buying used books is great, especially if it's an elective or general course you're forced to take in order to fulfill a degree requirement. If it's a subject you don't care much about, then why buy new??
For instance, my 'The Riverside Chaucer' book (a collection of his works) costs $142.95 when bought new. I got it for $107.25 when bought used and I can't tell the difference between the used and new book other than the 'USED' sticker on the spine!
While it may not seem much at first, a little savings can go a long way when you also need to save for transportation (visiting the fam for Christmas?) or perhaps getting out of your dorm to see a movie with friends every once in a while!
Until next time!