I'm not going to buy textbooks

Last semester I bought books for all of my classes and ended up not using some of them, so I got ripped off. I think this is a system set up by professors to make them more money, since they write the books (sometimes). Granted, I did get good deals on some of my books and have already made money on 2 of them. This semester I decided that I am not buying a book until I am for sure that I have to have it.

I am going to go to class through the add drop period before I buy my books, because by the end of that time I should be able to tell whether or not I will need them. If the teacher puts everything online that I need, why should I buy the book? If the quizes and tests come from lectures, not the book, then why do I need the book? I am not paying 4-500 for books again this semester.

Like I said earlier, I think the teachers write their own books and then require them just to make money. Obviously they do, but this is ridiculous. College students can't afford to pay the outragious prices of textbooks nowadays as it is, especially if they aren't going to use the book!

I am going to try to get by with as little as possible this semester, which should save some serious money. I recommend that you try this also, unless you just like throwing money away on books you will never use.

And when you buy your books, DO NOT buy them at the campus bookstore. Look on facebook, many students list books there at decent prices. Also try ebay, half.com, amazon, and other online book sellers. You can save a lot of money by doing this also. This is how I make money off of some of my textbooks.

A great site to buy textbooks is Textbook X, and they have FREE SHIPPING on most book orders over $49!
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11 comments:

  1. geek said,

    me too..i just buy this semester book from ebay and www.textbookw.com

    amazing..i save a lot of $$$

    on January 13, 2008 at 2:01 PM


  2. Jessica said,

    Have u try the online bookstore Cocomartini.com
    http://www.cocomartini.com to buy textbooks

    I get all my textbooks for this semester from this bookstore. All are brand new textbooks and half price discount textbooks and cheap textbooks.

    Good luck and wish some help.

    hehe ^_^

    on March 12, 2008 at 9:47 AM


  3. Jeremy said,

    I prefer to not buy them at all. I have finally sold all the ones from last semester finally, so now I have to sell the 2 I got this semester.

    on March 12, 2008 at 6:58 PM


  4. This is not a new story as most of the professor required their students to buy some books even they will use it. This reason is for their benefits,. Selfish, right?

    on March 27, 2008 at 2:31 AM


  5. must said,

    Have u try the online bookstore Cocomartini.com
    http://www.cocomartini.com to buy textbooks

    I get all my textbooks for this semester from this bookstore. All are brand new textbooks and half price discount textbooks and cheap textbooks.

    Good luck and wish some help.

    hehe ^_^

    on April 21, 2008 at 12:45 PM


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    on January 28, 2009 at 1:53 AM


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  10. owenmunger said,
    This comment has been removed by the author.

    on October 27, 2010 at 3:37 PM


  11. owenmunger said,

    Sometimes you never use a book, but that's just unlucky. You can save money by not purchasing the books from the campus bookstore. Instead, check out the place I bought all my books for this semester, cheapest textbooks. They have some of the lowest prices on the web and give you the choice to either buy or rent a textbook. Don't get ripped off again.

    on October 27, 2010 at 3:38 PM