How to Save Money on College Textbooks

If you are about to shell out money on college textbooks, you might want to check this out!

COLLEGE STUDENTS CAN SAVE MONEY, BREAK EVEN OR EVEN MAKE MONEY ON NOTORIOUSLY OVERPRICED TEXTBOOKS

If you are about to shell out money on college textbooks, you might want to check this out! CampusBooks developed “Buy vs. Rent,” a free patent-pending tool that is the first in the industry to provide students with detailed information that:

· Compares the cost of buying (new or used) or renting textbooks from all the leading college textbook sellers.

· Predicts the future estimated buyback price with its patent-pending tool.

· Provides a month-over-month graph of the best times to buy and sell college textbooks according to past statistical industry analysis.

· Helps students and parents determine what the best value when purchasing textbooks is.

“It simply comes down to supply and demand. Students can actually make money or get their textbooks for free if they buy when textbook demand is low typically in July and December and sell their books when demand is high in August and January,” said Alex Neal, CEO of CampusBooks.

Here are examples of used textbooks that can deliver a profit from the student’s original cost if they buy in December (low demand) and sell in August (high demand):

List Price: $469.99

Dec 2016 Buy: $39.99

August 2017 Sell: $151.27

Profit: $111.28

List Price: $299.95

Dec 2016 Buy: $24.98

August 2017 Sell: $122.74

Profit: $97.76

List Price: $324

Dec 2016 Buy: $82.64

August 2017 Sell: $161.70

Profit: $79.06

Not all textbooks are applicable for making a large profit. Here are examples of moderately profitable used textbooks that were bought in July (low-demand) and sold in January (high demand).

List Price: $63

July 2017 Buy: $24.99

January 2018 Sell: $28.73

Profit: $4.74

List Price: $286.81

July 2017 Buy: $20

January 2018 Sell: $59.27

Profit: $30.27

List Price: $122.95

July 2017 Buy: $5.94

January 2018 Sell: $17.25

Profit: $11.31

Here are “break-even” examples of used textbooks that were bought in July (low-demand) and sold in January (high demand) that essentially covered the cost of the book.

List Price: $41.95

July 2017 Buy: $20

January 2018 Sell: $20.06

Profit: $0.06

· The Academic Writing Reader (13 year old book that has doubled in price in the last 6 months)

List Price: $136.80

July 2017 Buy: $40.06

January 2018 Sell: $41.84

Profit: $1.24

LIST PRICE: $2095.29

July 2017 Buy: $75.47

January 2018 Sell: $81.54

Profit: $6.07

List Price: $249.95

July 2017 Buy: $69.51

January 2018 Sell: $71.25

Profit: $1.74

The website’s “Buy vs. Rent” price prediction tool helps users decide with confidence whether buying or renting textbooks is a better investment based on current and future estimated prices. Rather than researching dozens of discounted textbook websites to find low costs, this tool efficiently does all of the price comparing for you.

ABOUT CAMPUSBOOKS

CampusBooks.com carries over 8 million new and used college textbooks in one convenient location. The online resource searches thousands of sellers and compares prices on new and used books, rentals and e-books for students. For more information, visit www.campusbooks.com.

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