I keep hearing about all these websites that sell college textbooks for cheaper than you can buy them from the school. Does anyone know how they work? I mean how do you know exactly what books you need? Do I have to go to the school to find out what books I need? Wouldn’t that be kinda awkward…just asking the bookstore what books I need and then be like thanks I am gonna go buy them online now? Is that how works? If anyone has used these websites let me know…this semester I only spent $150 more on tuition than on books! Thats ridiculous…so any help would be appreciated!
Barnes and Noble sells used text books at a decent price. I have also heard that you can get them on Amazon. You have to find out what book you need by going to the class or sometimes you can call ahead to the school and tell you. Be careful. Sometimes there are last minute changes. In addition, you can borrow books from the library or make friends with someone thats a semester ahead of you and buy their used books. I would also check Craig’s List and Ebay. However, keep in mind that any money you save buying on the cheap may be eaten up in shipping, not to mention lost time. Good luck.
What classes should I take as an incoming freshman (bio) to UCLA this year?
I will be a biology major at UCLA this year, and I’m very confused on what classes to take, what available times there are,and what websites I need to use as references. I passed English Composition, so I’m thinking that I will be exempted from taking English Composition 3 in freshman year? Also, can you guys give me UCLA websites that I definitely need to know and keep an eye out for, like housing, sites to buy cheap textbooks, pay tuition fees, or anything dealing with UCLA. Thanks in advance! :]
MyUcla will be your best friend.
It has everything you could ask, including housing, class schedule, petition, BOL… Etc.
Check class schedule on:
Use MyUCLA-> class planner to plan your schedule and avoid conflicts
URSA deals with your record and finance, including functions like ordering your transcript and editing your mail address (you pay tuition here, click BAR after login):
Check your ucla email at either MyUCLA toolbar or:
Check here for more:
Usually students buy textbooks at the book store located right at Ackerman union. You might acquire same books at cheaper price on amazon or two other (maybe three) textbook store located in Westwood. You have to buy course readers for almost every class, profs will let you know where to get them.
Good for you! Eng comp 3 was definitely a nightmare! At least to most people it was a waste of time.
Buying College textbooks online?
What is the cheapest place to buy “financial and managerial accounting” or any book? it seems like they end up costing more than the bookstore and ive heard otherwise. The good prices are only for rental it seems like. websites? any advice?
Go to http://www.directtextbook.com/
Just put in the name of the textbook and it will give you a list of textbooks with that title and the picture of the textbook. After you find the one you want, click ‘Find Prices Now’ which is in yellow. Then it will give you 30+ sites where you can buy it. Some are for rent, and some are to buy.
It will give you the Vendor, the condition and type of book, Price, S&H, and Total. Some even have coupons. I used it to buy all my books because it would have taken forever to search for the best price for each.
You can also see if your college is selling any used books.
Which website is best for buying used college textbooks?
I have tried amazon.com twice and was disappointed both times. It took me almost a month to get one book and three months to get the other. I have also noticed that some websites seem to be a lot cheaper than others.
Anyone have a great experience with a site? Also, are there any with free shipping? Thanks!
Www.campusbooks.com is a really good site. It compares different websites including amazon and ebay. It also shows the price of shipping and such.
Www.ecampus.com gives free shipping on order over $49.
Is textbooks.com a good place to order books from?
This is my first time buying books online having stupidly bought them at the campus bookstore before for so much more, but I was just wondering if textbooks.com is a good place to order a few books from?
Also if you know of any other good websites that are reliable, fast and cheap where you have bought books before, please let me know.
Thank you all
I never tried this website, you may want to be careful when using it.
I suggest you to check out Amazon for your textbooks. I bought all my textbooks there every year, for both used and new textbooks. They often offer good discount and it is a well-known trustworthy site. You may want to look for them early or there will be less and less choice for used books:
Hope this helps
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