As a student, you are strongly aware of the high costs of textbooks. Moreover, you might have noticed that every time you purchase a textbook, you receive a pitch from the publisher to upgrade for some extra add-ons without which, according to the publisher, you will struggle to understand the course and excel in your studies. This has become a trend for the tech industry either: when you buy new software, you receive advice immediately on what you can purchase next. It can be a tech-support subscription (because we live at the era of services), a wider variety of content, customized- templates etc. Nowadays there are always ways to make us, general customers, pay more and have extra fees… In the publishing industry, this has turned out into a profitable business model when students buying textbooks need to have the code for practising additional tests associated with these books. Therefore, it puts extra worries on students if they are trying to save money by purchasing second-hand textbooks. Below we will try to demystify certain beliefs about these access codes for students.
As a regular student most of the time you are in the position when you need money to cover up your running costs at the college or to save up some money for vacation travelling. One of the simplest options to earn extra cash available to you as a student is to sell your textbooks to marketplaces and buyback companies. Now it is quite a popular service and a lot of students have heard about it.
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 and bookstores that give students the opportunity to rent books for a given period of time. They can also search through the web for used textbooks or ebooks which come in prices way cheaper than the original new or paper form. Continue reading “A Brief History of the College Textbook Pricing Racket”
It’s not such a big secret that publishers keep making new editions of popular textbook titles every single year, but apparently, some books never go out of fashion as they keep holding the top places in our sales rankings. Most of them are required basics in such courses as Anatomy & Physiology, Sociology, Calculus etc. and serve as an introduction into the world of other specialized subjects.
The most popular categories that we were selling in June and July 2017 proved to be Anatomy and Mathematics. Sociology and Biology were slightly behind, but what they were lacking in quantity they gained in speed of how quickly they were sold.
1. Brunner & Suddarth’s Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing
Author: Janice L. Hinkle PhD RN CNRN, Kerry H. Cheever PhD RN
Edition: Thirteenth, North American Edition
Category: Medical, Anatomy
Continue reading “Top 6 Textbooks to Buy in July 2017”
Fourth of July is parades, fireworks, BBQ… and a new BooksRun coupon for your next buyback order!
To receive 8% extra on your buyback order, simply follow these 5 steps below… Continue reading “Happy 4th of July! 8% extra Coupon on Textbook Sellback”
Easter is coming, Easter is here!
In honor of it we invite you to join us and celebrate with a little treasure: our special promo code: EASTER17 (and you don’t even have to go on a hunt)! Meanwhile, here are some tips that will help you have an amazing Easter:
Looks like St. Patrick’s is here! Cheers!
This holiday is mostly about spending (especially on alcoholic beverages, let’s be honest), so saving some green can present a true challenge. But keep your head up, ‘cause we’re about to drop some tips to help you with this matter!
The most obvious choice for spring break is usually travelling. Or simply getting wasted with your friends (like you haven’t done enough of it). But what if there’s simply no way you can afford Mexico right now, but feel a desperate need to have some rest and change of scenery? Well, here are some tips for you.
New semester has successfully started and you’ve gotten (more or less) into the swing of things. And now it’s time to pay some attention to the books lying on your shelves and figure out what to do with them (we always need some free storage space after all). The best option you have on your hands is to sell them and restore your cash balance after buying all those incredibly important (and to the same extent expensive) textbooks for your college classes.
In this post we focus on presenting you the best buyback opportunities. So seize the moment and start packing your books!
Here are the most popular choices:
Sell ISBN-13: 9780078025631
Going home for Thanksgiving holiday might be just what college students need in order to relax before the tests: a lot of real food, meeting your old friends and family, clean laundry, even showering without flip-flops (which is a luxury for dorm dwellers). However, not everyone can afford such a trip, and there are a few options that can help you make your Thanksgiving enjoyable.
- Get invited to a local friend’s house