Need college textbooks?? Great site for "free" used books.
I found this site by accident, really. They are connected with www.ratemyprofessor.com , which I couldn't live without when registration comes around.
The basic idea is as follows:
- Post your used books, for which you will receive points.
- You receive a designated amount of points depending on the edition, demand, etc.
- Using your collection of points, you"buy" the used books that you need.
- Shipping is at the expense of the sender, which means when someone wants your book, it'll cost you a couple of dollars to mail it.
- If you run out of points, you can buy extra. Not sure how much that is, but I'm sure you can find it on the site.
I posted three books, two of which are several years old, and have been replaced by newer editions. I was able to buy two books that I needed with the points I accrued.
This seems like a very efficient system, although I haven't been asked to mail a book yet, so I'm certainly no expert.
I hope this helps other broke college kids (or perhaps their parents!) College textbooks are such a racket.
EDIT: Swooks.com hasn't been up for at least a month. My advice would be to search elsewhere for textbooks. There are lots of suggestions further in the thread. Sorry, guys. It was good while it lasted.