It’s fairly understandable that most college students enter college with more than a slight amount of trepidation. Going to college means having to make new friends, take on new academic challenges and make a transition to independence and adulthood. Most of all, going to college means taking on a severe financial burden, especially in a country like America where college fees can regularly run up to half a million dollars. Fortunately, unlike most college students, I managed to graduate completely debt-free. I worked part-time to help cover my tuition fees and my parents were wealthy enough to help me top up most of my other expenses. My most valuable money-saving tip, however, was to purchase and resell used college books.
Early on in my college education, a student two years my senior directed me to Bucks 4 Books which ranks among the very best college textbook resellers in America. I was pleasantly surprised to find that their college textbooks were in excellent condition despite their extremely affordable prices. Of course, most of them had the usual signs of wear and tear – a dog ear here, a folded page there – but the contents were virtually unspoiled. I was saving up to 80 percent on my textbooks. As you can imagine, I was delighted.
The savings didn’t end there. Once I had completed my freshman year, I found that I no longer had use for the vast majority of my textbooks. I was wondering whether to throw them out when it suddenly dawned on me that I could sell the books back to Bucks 4 Books for extra cash! They offered me reasonable prices for my textbooks and I managed to get back about 30 to 40 percent of my original textbook expenditure. Over the three years I spent in college, I can’t imagine how much money this great used college book seller has saved me.
Graduating from college debt-free is a pipe dream for most students. However, every cent counts when it comes to saving money. Buying and reselling used college textbooks is one of the best saving methods for college students and I hope you can get as much value out of this practice as I did.