5 Book Comparison Sites That Save You Money

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The time of the year when students begin to search for cheaper textbooks in the hopes they will still have money for food and fun during the school years is here once again. According to the National Association of College Stores, student spend approximately $665 per year on course materials. However, campus bookstores no longer have the monopoly on books sales and students now have the option to purchase or rent less expensive new and used books online. All they have to do is browse for the cheapest books and college supplies on the Internet. This helps not only students, but also people interested in buying books at affordable prices, even a book gift for your mother, for instance. Because browsing for the right edition at the right price can be time consuming and requires extensive research, book comparison sites provide a solution.

1. BigWords

BigWords is a book comparison site what allows you to find online textbook stores with the best prices. The pricing and shipping costs are listed separately so you can compare more options. Besides showing used books, new books and rentals, BigWords also includes promotions and coupons from Chegg, Half.com, Amazon and many more. For those interested, the website also sells and buys video games, music and DVD’s.

2. BookFinder4u

BookFinder4u provides a complete book search and book comparison service that is objective and easy to use. Moreover, the out-of-print section allows users to find out-of-print and rare books. College students can also rent and buy textbooks, and if you become a valued member, the site offers some additional feature, including price alerts, tags, personalized search history and a wish list. Members can also write book or store reviews and become a part of the site’s community.

3. AllDiscountBooks

AllDiscountBooks.net is a book comparison site for those who are looking for affordable new and used books, textbooks, rear and out of print publications. You can search more then 100 bookstores worldwide for discount products in various fields. The engine is easy to use, just type the title, keyword, Isbn number and after you locate the desired book use the compare prices link. Users can also browse for books directly into the site’s catalogs.

4. AffordaBook

Affordabook is a book comparison site with a very user friendly search function. The site has partnered with other 20 sites to help users find the lowest prices for new or used textbooks, novels and discounted books. You can also create a Watched List, so the site can email you when a desired book reaches your target price. These is also an Affordabook Iphone App available for free download.

5. AbeBooks

AbeBooks deals not only with textbooks, but also with rare books. Students can search the site for free shipping products, because many of the books come from third parties. Moreover, AbeBooks has a forum where book lovers can interact, with sections where people can help each other find books, weekly publications on bookish topics, book fairs and a newsletter.

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