You can buy them used from students who have taken the same class so as long as the text book they used is the same as the one you need. if you find out what text book you need you may be able to find it online for less money and it be new if that matters to you sometimes the once you get form other kids are marked in and highlighted but that can also be helpful. You could also sell your old books for money to put toward your new once. Hope this helps.
i suggest ebook versions of ur textbooks and you also have the rental option if ur college bookstore offers it as well as renting from Amazon. Renting is usually half the price of what u would pay if u bought the book. E-books are the cheapest. Amazon has ebooks and also check smartcourse.com
you could try eBay, Amazon, or a store that re-sells books (ex: Half Price Books)... You can usually buy used (cheaper) text books from the bookstore 'cus a lot of the time people can sell their old books back at the end of the year. You could always ask other students if you could have their old text books... Good luck!
there are the online stores: ebay, amazon, all have been listed. Do not do places like walmart, those people are being goofs. if you don't go online try a book trader, a student book store close to campus, thrift stores, and so on. if you want to go digital, it's usually a big money saver and you don't have to get second hand. this is the kindle, iPad, and those things. I personally have a kindle and will be visiting the student book stores
dealoz.com It is the best resource for buying text books online it will present you with every option for buying (new, used, international, e-book) it will also give you the rental options. The site is similar to travel sites, it compiles every seller of the item you are searching and provides the price for each. It saved me hundreds of dollars I wish I had found it earlier in my time at school.
abebooks.com. amazon.com and eBay etc are ok, but abebooks.com lists books from booksellers all over the world. the shipping is reasonable and often free. and they have a textbooks section, although I search all the books and don't restrict to sections because some booksellers don't use them.
Finding the best place to purchase textbooks isn't clear-cut because prices vary by title, edition, time of day, etc. The best way to find the cheapest textbooks is to use a price comparison website such as FindersCheapers.com that provides real-time textbook price retrieval from all online textbook marketplaces.
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Rental, International Editions and prior Versions are some of the cheapest prices. No site is cheapest for every textbook. Using a textbook price comparison is critical. http://Campusbooks.com and http://Cheap-Textbooks.com include International, rental, prior editions, buyback quotes and more.