The Price of Knowledge: Shop smart when buying textbooks

Danyelle
Danyelle
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By Danyelle Roquemore

The beginning of a new semester can be a hectic time. After figuring out tuition and buying new supplies, it’s easy to just purchase all of the required books in one convenient place.

Sometimes this can be the best choice.

Other times, doing research and comparing prices is the way to go.

This graphic compares the prices of books that are purchased for four core classes from the campus bookstore, Amazon.com and Chegg.com.

The campus bookstore is a one-stop shop for all of the required textbooks. However, sometimes its prices aren’t the least expensive.

Amazon.com offers users the chance to buy new or used books, and it often has the lowest prices.

Chegg.com offers its users low prices for rented textbooks and includes free shipping to the Chegg warehouse.

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