Purchasing used books can help reduce the price of the books to half and sometimes even less than that the retail price of the same book when bought brand new. Since most of the books are only used for one semester or two, then why spend unnecessary money on purchasing them new and spending more? The major benefits of purchasing such used old books for college is the reselling. Reselling is very easy as the owner of the books has the power to sell at the price he wants and not the bookstore. He can either use the internet and sell in auction or get the price through brick and mortar sale.
- A used item is anytime cheaper than brand new ones
A brand new book’s price can go up to hundreds of dollars. A student will save a lot if he buys second hand text books which are available at a cheaper price almost half the value of a new book and sometimes even lower than half. This means that a $100 book can cost as little as $30. A little research on its availability and price can be done in order to get the right price. There are several websites where you easily find such books and avail them.
Another advantage of buying textbooks online is that it will be cheaper if it is in a bad condition. If you are planning to use the books for just a semester, then it should not matter whether the book has pen marks or have highlighted parts as long as one can read and learn from that.
- The reselling value is in your hand
Another advantage of the used books is that the entire cost of the book including the profit from reselling and the shipping is all controlled by the owner of the book. If one searches the several websites which sell such books, one can find the best rates and can purchase from the website which is selling at a cheaper price than the rest. Buying textbooks at a price and then reselling at a price of your choice is a personal preference. The book stores will not be able to dictate their terms by quoting dirt cheap resale value for a book which was earlier purchased with a good amount of money as the owner here is the sole dictator.
The environmentally conscious people will be very happy with people who are using old books or used ones as it is great way of conserving earth’s natural resources. A student purchasing an old book for which no trees were felled to provide for its paper as the book is being recycled.