How do you buy textbooks online?


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Buy textbooks online by visiting sites such as Amazon.com, Chegg.com and BIGWORDS.com. These online retailers all offer students the best deals on textbooks both physical and electronic.

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As the largest book retailer online, Amazon unsurprisingly has a vast selection of textbooks, with almost any conceivable book available new. The site doesn’t offer the most competitive prices on new books, but Amazon’s Marketplace makes it easy to find cheap deals on used textbooks. The Marketplace allows users to sell their used books, meaning it’s filled with students and used book vendors looking to get rid of old books at extremely low prices.

Chegg is another prominent textbook retailer that offers huge savings on textbooks new and used. By simply entering a book’s title or ISBN code, users can view a listing of all available versions of a book along with their prices. Chegg offers significant savings on used books along with the option to rent books for a semester or purchase digital editions.

BIGWORDS allows users to search for textbooks across numerous online retailers’ sites, locating the lowest prices available. Users can enter a book’s title and view all of the sites on which it is available along with corresponding prices. Using BIGWORDS, users may have to order books from multiple sites, but it’s easy to find huge savings.

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