Students can find discounted textbooks on websites that offer new and used books at less than the retail price; some of these include Chegg, Amazon and AbeBooks. Other options include buying used textbooks from other students who no longer need the books, purchasing e-book versions rather than hard copy versions and using coupons for bookstores.
When looking for discounted textbooks online, students can use price comparison websites like BookFinder to enter a book's title or International Standard Book Number and then see prices at many websites in one place. It's still important, however, to find out how much the school's bookstore charges for the book, as some websites may still charge more for the same book. The student must also consider any bundled materials, such as access codes, that are required because used books may be missing these items.