Summer is ending and it's about that time to start buying books, and other school supplies, for the coming school year. Folders, notebooks, and pencils are straight foreword purchases, but when it comes to buying textbooks, there are a few options to explore.
When purchasing books, many students opt to buy from the school Bookstore. are a few options when buying from the school's store: buy the book new or used, rent the book, or in some cases buy a digital version of the text; your choice of purchase depends on your personal preference of value. Buying a hard copy, new or used, will typically ensure you some money back at the end of the semester, during book buy-backs, renting will lower the price of the book during the initial purchase, but yields no cash-back at return, and the digital purchase also lowers the price initially but requires no return since there is no physical copy of the text.
Though a large amount of students do buy directly from the school's Bookstore, because of the ease of finding books, some students choose other options. Students sometimes buy from or trade with other students who have the books pertaining to their upcoming class. This can be convenient, but sometimes difficult, especially when you are a freshman. Some students even buy books from off-campus retailers such as Oak St. Textbooks and even Amazon.com; this also has its benefits but can also be difficult depending on time of purchase.
There are quite a few options when it comes to buying textbooks and your choice of purchase lies on your idea of value and convenience.
Happy Book Shopping!
Sasenka -Retail Merchandising