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Saving Money With International Textbooks and Old Editions

By now you've probably realized one thing: Textbooks are expensive. You've probably been checking out some of the resources available for finding the best priced textbook, and you've no doubt seen a few copies of international textbooks and old editions of textbooks for sale. But before you decide for or against these versions, check out the questions and answers below: What is an international textbook? These texts were created to be sold outside of the United States. They do not always have the same ISBN number, but they are much … Continue

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College Friends Are Friends for Life

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To Buy or To Rent, That is the Question…

With the astronomical price of buying new textbooks, thousands of college students are looking for alternative sources to either buy used or to rent textbooks on sites such as Amazon.com and Chegg.com. My first semester of college, I ended up buying some of my books used from the bookstore and some from online sites. Although I ended up getting my books for much less than I had planned to spend, at the end of the semester, I was stuck with about a dozen books that I knew I would never read again. Having little to no online auction … Continue

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Saving Money With International Textbooks and Old Editions

By now you've probably realized one thing: Textbooks are expensive. You've probably been checking out some of the resources available for finding the best priced textbook, and you've no doubt seen a few copies of international textbooks and old editions of textbooks for sale. But before you decide for or against these versions, check out the questions and answers below: What is an international textbook? These texts were created to be sold outside of the United States. They do not always have the same ISBN number, but they are much … Continue

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Creative Uses for Old College Textbooks

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College Friends Are Friends for Life

The friends you make in college are likely going to be the friends you keep for life. Statistics from Hallmark Research clearly show that friendships formed between the ages of 15 and 25 tend to be lifelong friendships. This makes sense, because a … Continue

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How To Protect Your Softbound Textbooks

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Saving Money With International Textbooks and Old Editions

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