More than 4,000 colleges and universities resume classes tomorrow, creating a retail holiday that has come to be known as Textbook Tuesday. The return of students to campus mean book sellers on campus and online are gearing up for their second highest traffic day of the year (the first being fall semester).
It might be more convenient to hit the campus bookstore on your way to class, but you’re likely to spend a lot more money that is necessary. If you’ve got a few days to spare, check out online book sellers like Amazon.com or Half.com. You’ll save even more money at the end of the semester by placing your books back on these sites and selling them to other students.
Another option is renting textbooks from Chegg.com. They say you’ll save up to 85 percent on your book purchases. Just keep the books in good/like new condition throughout the semester, then use the free return shipping label after finals.
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