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Save money – buy used books!

In addition to journal articles, social science researchers build our arguments from a variety of books. I’ve learned very quickly that our libraries can be very costly! One money-saving tip to cut down the cost is to look for used book copies on Amazon. In fact, oftentimes, you can get new, or barely used copies at a fraction of the price, along with shipping charges (which, for some books, is still significantly cheaper than buying the book new).

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You’ll see the buying choices for used books, here. As you can tell, $4.59 (plus around $4 shipping) is still a lot cheaper than $21.79 for the new book!

 

 

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Sometimes (not always) the first few choices offer the best deals.

 

When you get to the used book page, some bookstores will actually tell you a bit more about the condition of the book. I’ve lucked out many times, and purchased used books that have barely been opened! Plus, if you don’t mind a little bit of highlighting, you can really get some good discounts to save money on textbooks this way.

As a student, I also strongly suggest taking advantage of the student Amazon Prime discount. Although it is only good for four years, you still save a bit of money, and your books arrive pretty fast.

Happy researching!!!

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2 thoughts on “Save money – buy used books!

  1. I love books and I love buying used books!

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  2. Same, here! In fact, I prefer books that have been slightly used. They’re softer, easier to open and read. ^.^

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