Money Saving Monday: Save Money On Books

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Last week we talked about how to Save Money On Groceries.

5 Ways To Save Money On Books

  1. Buy only books that are recommended.  I don’t know how many times I’ve picked up a book because it was on sale, only to find out exactly why no one bought it.  These days, I don’t buy much of anything unless it has been recommended.
  2. Buy used books online.  This is the best way to buy used books.
  3. Shop at second hand stores.
  4. Sell unwanted books you have on your shelf in exchange for a newer book.
  5. Trade books with friends.  Never done it, but at least it sounds like a good idea :).

Leave a comment with your favorite book money saving tip? 

Comments

  1. says

    Hey Craig,

    Just make sure the person recommending the book is a credible source. I’ve picked up books recommended by others who apparently have no Idea what I like or need in a book.

    I love the library Idea as well. If you’re going used, try supporting your local library. I know ours has a little book store for used books their taking out of circulation because they’re either old or damaged. I find that some of the classics are the best.

    Cheers,
    .-= Guy G.´s last blog ..How to Save Money – Tips on Budgeting =-.

  2. TheMadTurtle says

    I also use http://www.paperbackswap.com – they also have DVD and CD swap sister sites that I also use. I love them all, honestly. I think they’re the best swap sites on line, hands down. You can print the postage label right from the site and simply drop the books, DVDs or CDs right into your mailbox. Easy peasy!

  3. says

    I also echo Paul’s comment about using the library. Since you’re already paying for it with your tax dollars, you might as well use it to your advantage.

    As for college textbooks, some colleges let you rent textbooks directly. If they don’t, you can check out websites such as chegg.com to do the same thing.

    Another option would be to buy a used textbook from amazon.com or half.com. After the semester is over, you could immediately sell it back to a book buyback website. One such site that searches all the available buyback sites is bookscouter.com. Hope this helps!

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