5 Best Wood Pencil Options for University

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As a student out there, you always appreciate a good pen with a steady ink flow to help you with taking notes during the lectures with your professors. When considering to purchase a pen, you usually pay attention to its ink colour, handle grip, paper glide as well as price. What if you need to mark something accurately on the margins of your copybook or even in the textbook? You definitely need a pencil to do it! So what do you need to consider when you are thinking of buying a good pencil?

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How to get Textbooks for Free (Buy and Sell textbooks for the same price)

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It’s a common fact that a lot of students are not so eager to spend a lot of money on expensive textbooks, especially on textbooks that they know they’ll need for just a semester. That’s why as students, we’ve been able to find easy ways out of this dilemma in which we end up not having to spend a fortune on textbooks. The Internet is a very helpful tool that has provided us with various means of solving our book problems; such as renting textbooks, buying used hand-me-downs, comparing online prices, as well as the famous buyback services that a lot of websites such as Booksrun offer. The outrageously high prices of textbooks, as well as education fees, have caused students to try to save as much money as they can by buying and selling textbooks. Buying and selling textbooks is a popular thing amongst students and it’s pretty much the most profitable means of earning extra money. Although, sometimes it may not be as easy as it seems. It takes practice and experience to master the art of book scouting and once you become a pro you might even be able to buy and sell textbooks for the same price. That means not losing any money at all! Here are some helpful tips you’ll need to consider.

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A Brief History of the College Textbook Pricing Racket

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It’s a known fact that for the past decades the price of textbooks has increased at a drastic rate. New editions of textbooks are made every year, rendering the old ones, in most cases, useless, and students have no choice but to purchase them. Thanks to the Internet, students have been able to find a way to cope with the increasing price. A helpful factor is the emergence of websites like BooksRun and bookstores that give students the opportunity to rent textbooks for a given period of time. They can also search through the web for used textbooks or ebooks which come at prices way cheaper than the original new or paper form.

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Why Do Textbooks Cost So Much?

Ever wonder why textbooks tend to be unreasonably expensive even for the average college student? Well, you’re not the only one. This is one of the most current problems we college students face. Various surveys have been taken by American universities to estimate how much college students spend on textbooks, and this ranges from $600 to even $1000 depending on which university you attend (private university or community college). Also taking into consideration the expenses for school supplies and material, this could easily top over $1000. Yes, that’s a pretty scary number. So, why do textbooks cost so much? We did some research and here are a few reasons why:

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The Best Selling Textbook Subjects: Top Buyback Products

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If you’re interested in book scouting or reselling textbooks for profit, it might be useful for you to know what subjects are the most popular and can bring you the most cash. BooksRun experts have worked on the statistics and now can tell you what books on what topics are the most liquid and keep high buyback prices.

Books on accounting, microeconomics, management, and organizational behavior have gained immense popularity during recent years and remain to be so. You can scan the barcode with our app and see the buyback quote of any textbook you want. For the best prices on textbooks visit our Top Deals page. Continue reading “The Best Selling Textbook Subjects: Top Buyback Products”

BooksRun Barcode Scanner Apps for Android and iPhone Available!

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Tired of manually typing the ISBNs? Don’t have access to a computer? Wanna know the buyback price of a textbook in front of you right now?
Quote your books with our new free barcode scanner now you can create your buyback orders on BooksRun.com from anywhere you want!
Use the coupon code APPS16 and get 10% extra on buyback orders with apps!
Our app is now available on both Android and iOS devices.

It’s extremely easy to use simply load the app and follow these steps:

  • Scan book’s barcode with your smartphone’s camera (or type the ISBN into the field)
  • Get instant buyback quotes and add them to your order
  • Click on the item to change quantity and condition
  • Checkout using your BooksRun account or by creating a new account
  • Choose your method of payment by check or PayPal
  • Sell your books!

Afterwards, you just need to access a printer, print a free shipping label, and drop your package at the nearest post office. You will get paid by check or PayPal within 2 business days after order processing.

Now you may think, why download the BooksRun App for Android or iPhone?

First, it’s a great chance for college students and graduates: you can quickly sell the textbooks you don’t need anymore and get paid in cash. Also, it’s very useful for book scouting as you can instantly quote multiple ISBNs with our barcode scanner in a matter of a few seconds. There are no other requirements except having an smartphone with a camera and a working connection to the internet. No payment for downloads or use included.

You can always contact our support and ask any questions about the apps on BooksRun.com!

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How to Prevent Your Textbooks from Being Stolen?

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On-campus thefts are no rarity, and when you think about important items that could easily be stolen you usually imagine money, bicycles, laptops, mobile phones… but almost never textbooks. However, textbooks are very expensive these days and such a loss can make a hole in your budget. We tend to take care and ensure that our laptops and smartphones are in a safe place that thieves cannot reach, but college textbooks do not enjoy this kind of attention.

What to do if you want to prevent your textbooks from being stolen?

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How to Earn More on Textbook Buyback?

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It’s the buyback season, and many students are selling their textbooks to campus bookstores, freshmen, or various websites that offer the best prices. However, sometimes they don’t get the full price or their books are simply not accepted due to their bad condition. To avoid this, students can prevent books from getting damaged or used, and here is the list of precautions that you are free to take.

Book covers

Textbooks are inevitably getting scratched or creased from use, and if you don’t care too much about the way you stuff them in your bag, a simple book cover might be the perfect way out. It can get torn or dirty, but that won’t influence the price of your book in any way.

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What’s up with BooksRun Store?

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Students and graduates of New York City, sell your used textbooks in our brand new BooksRun.com store! Bring your books and receive an extra % of the quote as a gift for the locals.

We also have a wide variety of cheap textbooks that you can buy or rent at the best prices. If you are not a local, don’t worry – check out the selection on the website and keep an eye on our promotions! Also, enjoy our free shipping on orders over $20.

2625 Farragut Rd
Brooklyn NY 11210
Hours of work:

Monday – Friday
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EST)
Toll free: (866) 249-9769

You can also download our barcode scanner apps for Android and iPhone!

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BooksRun.com: unique offer for Brooklyn locals

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BooksRun.com recently had a flyer campaign near Brooklyn College!
The students who were lucky enough to receive such a flyer could sell their textbooks for 10% more. Don’t worry, if you missed that promotion, you can simply have your books quoted on the website and receive extra cash when selling old textbooks. Just make sure you’ve checked our buyback condition guide first. We have great prices for online deals, but our local prices are even better!

BooksRun.com store is located in a very convenient place only six minutes away on foot from Flatbush Ave. – Brooklyn College subway station, so it’s easily accessible both by car and public transport. Feel free to visit our store in order to buy or rent college textbooks at affordable prices, or sell them back and get money! We are open Monday to Friday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

If you don’t live nearby, just check out our website and see that our prices are still the best! Surely better than most campus bookstores.

See the detailed map below:
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