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    I was wondering what would be the best site to buy pre-owned textbooks? I already know that the library and such are other good ideas, but I'd like to check out a few sites good for books.

    Anyone bought their books online?
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    Amazon Marketplace.

    You can get books for 1p sometimes.
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    I second that...you often find things at least half price, but most things are for peanuts!
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    I will state the obvious...

    eBay??
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    Amazon or play.com - free delivery for the latter even with second hand ones.
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    http://www.iswapbooks.co.uk might be useful
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    Easily amazon especially for science text books the only place to go
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    You could try Amazon, both in the UK and US (as they can be cheaper at times!). Otherwise, AbeBooks is another one.

    There was this really good student website which I've forgotten the name of. It was an exchange site where students would sell loads of their own items, and obviously textbooks featured heavily. I can't remember the site though. It was run by students and for students. Something like Student Exchange or Student Marketplace or something... Oh well, I'll remember someday I hope.
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    Got some of mine trough the 'new and used' section on Amazon, but remember to check where they're coming from. You could also probably find some on eBay, but I've never looked or used it.
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    Amazon Marketplace. I buy pretty much all my books (not just textbooks) on there and then sell them off again for the same price when I'm finished with them.
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    Its more of a search engine but http://bigwords.com/ is really great; it shows results from all booksellers.
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    www.ebizzle.com
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    Thanks for all of the replies.
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    Abebooks are decent, especially for the more difficult to find books (as they specialise in antiquarian books so it's not all second hand textbooks). Prices vary significantly of course but service is always prompt. I've had no problems with them.
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    (Original post by redstar88)
    http://www.iswapbooks.co.uk might be useful
    USed this a few months ago for the first time, great way to swap books for free.
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    (Original post by Saul.F)
    USed this a few months ago for the first time, great way to swap books for free.
    Agree with these guys, great site- just used it. And got a new email about a new site layout for iSwapBooks which looks good
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    I always both buy and sell my textbooks on Amazon. Unfortunately, as soon as a new edition of a politics textbook has come out (which happens regularly), the old one becomes near worthless.
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    Ebay/ amazon/ people on the same course in the year above you.
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    (Original post by Origami Bullets)
    I always both buy and sell my textbooks on Amazon. Unfortunately, as soon as a new edition of a politics textbook has come out (which happens regularly), the old one becomes near worthless.
    I think Blackwell's sell second hand (around 50% of the RRP) and buy back for 40%, even if you didn't get the book from there originally. I sold them most of my first year textbooks because it was easier than competing with my peers to pitch to the freshers and get 50%!
 
 
 
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