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Book ordering 101:

Finding the best deals at the lowest prices

By Jenny Mendoza
On August 20, 2012

Ordering textbooks is the challenge all students dread twice each academic school year. The Xavier University bookstore has all the textbooks necessary, but there are plenty of online solutions in order to find your materials
for a cheap price. Let's begin with Amazon.com. This popular website sells paperbacks, hard covers, novels, textbooks and other necessities for low prices. The items range from new to used and Amazon.com allows you
to sell back any purchases while letting you compare prices the same books are currently being sold for.
Another popular website used for selling textbooks is Half.com. Half.com is an eBay company that has an instant selling program. The whole process takes four steps: Choose the items you want to sell, get an offer price, print the free label and mail your items to Elovations, the Half.com instant sale buyer agent. The instant sale
offer to purchase your items is based on your stated condition of the items. You can choose PayPal or a Half.
com gift certificate as a payment method. Bookbyte.com
is a website specifically used for buying, selling and
renting textbooks only. Bookbyte allows you to spend
the least amount of money if purchasing books, and receiving your money quickly if selling. Their site uses PayPal, but also allows personal checks to be sent. Shipping within the United States is free. Finally, Chegg.com is a great resource for more than just buying
or selling books. Chegg.com is an academic resource for college students that offers course reviews, tutoring help
for specific courses and course breakdowns: how many students are in the class, what books are necessary, comments and questions from other students who have taken the course or are currently in it, what time the course is offered and where it fits into your schedule. So, there should be no more fear about getting the most bang for your buck when it comes to buying textbooks. There are plenty of options out there that fit every budget.


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