Help finding cheap college text books
August 17, 2012 12:55 PM Subscribe
What are some sources for inexpensive college text books (used, rentals, etc.)?
posted by MikeKD to shopping (27 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
My brother is starting college this month and needs to get his text books, however, money is very tight (and so we're looking to cut costs where applicable). I know of Amazon, Powell's, and ebay for looking up used books, but also came across some sites (eg, ecampus.com) that rent text books.
(1) Can you recommend any other (reputable) sites for purchasing used text books outright?
(2) How sketchy are the rental sites in general (due to the cost of text books entering the zeitgeist, I'm a bit cautious about possible scams, swindlers, etc.)? Are there any caveats I/he should look out for? And, finally, any recommendations?