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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 you consider purchasing a pen, you usually pay attention to its ink color, 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 and what is the best wood pencil for studying?

Read more > “5 Best Wood Pencil Options for University”

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.

Read more > “How to get Textbooks for Free (Buy and Sell textbooks for the same price)”

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.

Read more > “A Brief History of the College Textbook Pricing Racket”

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:

Read more > “Why Do Textbooks Cost So Much?”

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. 

Read more > “How to Earn More on Textbook Buyback?”

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!

Read more > “BooksRun.com: Unique Offer for Brooklyn Locals”