In the last decades, the price of textbooks has increased at a drastic rate, adding up to students’ financial burden. Moreover, new editions of textbooks are issued every year, making the old ones useless. This policy leaves students with no other choice but to purchase these over-priced new editions.
There are, however, several ways that allow students to cope with the increasing prices. First, the online platforms and bookstores that enable students to rent books for a certain period made college textbooks more accessible. Second, students often tend to buy used textbooks or e-books, which are way cheaper than brand new hardcopies from a local college bookstore. Here we will explore how these textbook platforms work and what are the secrets of selling and buying college books online.
Do you remember that feeling when you got to ride across the whole city on green lights while rushing to the airport? Or when the midfielder from your favorite football team stroke a goal with his head from far away? Did you feel happy, satisfied … and maybe lucky? Some of the most successful people when answering questions about the tipping point in their success story would answer very often that they were lucky to meet certain people along the way or they turned up at the right place and at the right moment to seize a good opportunity. So does it mean that only certain among us possess this mysterious quality of luck? Below we will have a look at what science has recently discovered on this matter and will analyze some examples of successful people to see whether it is up to nature or up to us to be “lucky”?
If you are a book lover like me or a student, the chances are that you have large stockpiles of books lying around your house which you no longer find useful and want to get rid of. You might want to give them away for a good cause, sell them for some quick cash or just plan on making some space in your shelves; no matter why you want to do it, there are many ways to get rid of your old books.
I have already told you the ways to become a used book hunter in the previous article. In continuation of that, today we’ll discuss ways to make a profit out of those books that you have hunted.
Before beginning, you must understand why people buy used books. The four most common reasons are:
To save money; as a used book can be bought for less than half the price of a new one.
To protect the environment: Buying used books means that they’ll not be disposed in landfills and is also a good way to recycle resources.
As an investment: Books get old and damaged, after years there might not be many copies left, people can make money here by selling the books they have been holding onto for all this time as a collector’s item.
To own a rare/out of print book: Not all books stay in print for a long duration, some are no longer on sale. Buying such a book might interest certain specialists.
We all have heard stories about how someone bought a rare book for a dirt cheap price and made thousands of dollars off it. Makes you want to dive into that stack of old dirty books lying on the ground in a thrift store, doesn’t it? But soon you realize that those stories are as rare as the books featured in them, something not likely to happen to everyone.
That being said, there are still professionals out there who are earning a living doing just that — book hunting. Depending on how skilled you are, it can be a really profitable venture, especially if you do book scouting with the ISBN barcode scanner. So let’s figure out how to become a used book hunter.
Student’s debt today has crippled the American youth, with statistics showing that young adults on average owe $35,000 in debt. With increasing unemployment and a low minimum wage, it becomes nearly impossible for a large number of individuals to pay back this amount in the required timeframe. The best way to live peacefully thus is to avoid student debt at
Hello, it’s Tom. You’re no basic girlfriend (or boyfriend). You’re a pro girlfriend (or boyfriend). Anyway, let’s be ready for Valentine’s day and have fun. Let’s shop and don’t forget about half price candy day after the holiday.
While we all are anticipating Christmas and being busy in the attempt to figure out the best presents to give, now is actually a great time to do something else as well. The next year is quickly nearing (it’s hard to believe, I know), and making sure it is the one to remember should already be on your agenda. Making lists may not be your favorite thing to do but don’t feel stressed, I’m here to help you create the most exciting and(!) the most achievable list (and just the perfect one for you).
While many authors offer multiple techniques to teach you how to read faster and read more, not many actually help you be more productive. Being efficient depends on being able to apprehend and remember more out of all the information consumed. And you know how these days we spend our time receiving information from everywhere around us, as people and companies selfishly fight for our attention. We are constantly in the state of an information overload, which makes our brain decide for us what will be marked as “valuable” and remembered, and what will be put into the remote corners of our memory.
So the new semester is already here, and while it may indicate a promising and purely exciting time, it also (with no intent to upset you) is the time when you spend your savings and hope you still have some money left to spend with you friends. I mean, sure, the situation isn’t that somber for everyone, but the amount of money students spend on textbooks is just absurd. And the numbers are growing. Since 2006 textbook prices steadily move up, and in 2016 that increase reached 73%. And while you can name a bunch of reasons to justify this pattern of behavior of publishing giants, it does literally nothing good to your own pocket.
We’ve all heard horrid stories about graduates living their lives haunted by the debt trails of their precious diplomas. And while we might be under illusions that it will not be our case, it will be a good idea to take some precautions. Designed by the government education system has been having its way with college students for way too long, so don’t let them take advantage of your lack of knowledge. So what to do to ease your way into adulthood and not end up in the purely surviving mode? Use these loopholes in the system (more like tips carefully gathered by us) and save up for your future.