Don’t Get Duped by the Evil Campus Bookstore, Research Your Textbook Investment Online

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Returning to campus from summer vacation has its ups and downs. You’ve gotten your room (hopefully with a friend you can stand for the year), you’ve picked your classes and now you’re just going to see how many of those will even earn your stamp of approval to survive the a Add/Drop period.

It’s day one and Professor Pencilhead has handed out the syllabus. What’s that? $185 sounds too expensive for one of two textbooks you’ll be required to have for this course? That’s not the end of it. In fact, most college students pay around $600 on average for textbooks. That’s over $1,000 per year!

Don’t worry. You don’t have to drop this class over the cost of the textbook after all. Your professor, Dr. Needlenose gave you a quote that he received from his pals (or should I say “Corporate Overlords”) at the evil campus bookstore. They are part of a powerful lobby that pushes the price of books up each year and they prey upon uninformed textbook buyers. These lobbyists, like the National Association of College Stores think you’re so dumb that they can scare you out of buying books online by telling you to beware of hackers or that your books might not arrive on time if you order online. It’s not 1991, guys! E-commerce has become safer and more convenient by the day.

Meanwhile, campus bookstores have the highest prices, most restrictive policies and are depending on you to be too lazy to search around for better prices on your own.

Well…. you didn’t sign up to attend college because you want to learn how to be a dummy! Being the clever academic you are you’re going to do what’s in your and any students best interest. Your not going to take Assistant Professor Khakipants’s advertisement for a book at face value. You’re going to shop around to get the best value for your buck. Your textbook is an investment because of their value and potential resale value and you’re going to want to research that investment.

Your search to buy, sell, or rent cheap textbooks should begin at www.bigwords.com. Bigwords is like the Kayak of the textbook industry. Just as Kayak searches hundreds of airlines and travel sites to get you the best airfare for a given ticket, Bigwords searches through the depths of the internet to find you the best deals on new or used textbooks. You can find the exact title and edition you’re looking for, for a fraction of the price that the campus bookstore sells it for. In fact, Bigwords finds you the cheapest textbooks out there. How cheap? 35-45% cheaper than other online stores and up to 90% cheaper than the bookstore. Overall, Bigwords can save you about $1,000 each year if you use it to buy, sell, or resell your textbooks.

Remember the idiom, “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me”?

If you feel you’ve been duped by the campus bookstore, don’t let them take advantage of you again. Unleash the power of the Bigwords Uberbot to save when you buy textbooks. Let us do the heavy-lifting to find coupons, calculate coupons and calculate shipping costs on all of your college textbooks while you just lean back at your desk. When you’re ready to sell your textbooks back let Bigwords help you earn more.

This could be the beginning of a beautiful relationship. Don’t you think?

Matt Dellinger

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