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

    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

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  • Uberbot : Your New BFF

    Every once in a while it’s important to remind the thrifty masses what BIGWORDS.COM is all about. You are on this site (most likely) because you got a killer deal on text books for the fall. What if you got a killer deal on everything  you could possibly want? DVDs, blenders, fake snakes, Nike running shoes, yoga mats, uggs (yes, those ugly

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  • Textbook Cost Increase Higher Than Cost Of Living

    One thing I don’t need to tell you is that life ain’t cheap. Rent, insurance, gas prices and the cost of college may be overwhelming. You may even know that the cost of living has remained on a slight but steady increase for the last several decades. For example, textbooks have risen by 82% since 2002. That’s more than the

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  • Boundless.com eTextbooks added to BIGWORDS.com Comparison

    Boundless.com has been added to the BIGWORDS.com price comparison.  It is a totally different type of eBook, so I thought I’d take a second to let you know what you can expect if you buy from Boundless. First, a Boundless eTextbook is NOT identical to the book it replaces.  Instead, it’s a book that the good people at Boundless put

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  • 10 Tips For Buying the Cheapest Textbooks

    It’s that time of year where you don’t want to starve in order to afford expensive textbooks and need an affordable place to buy them without going broke. Don’t know where to begin? Not a problem. The geniuses at BIGWORDS just got together with the Uberbot and drafted up some healthy pointers to help you save over $1,000 this academic school

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  • UPDATE: BIGWORDS Android App for Textbooks, Get Ready For BIGger Savings

        No one likes bugs. I never liked them in the cereal my dad used to buy us on clearance at Big Lots, I wasn’t fond of hearing they were occupying the bed of my roommate in NYC, and I certainly don’t care for them in my computer programs and phone apps. I should stop eating in my bed.

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  • Huge New Feature! Per-item textbook buy/rent/ebook preferences.

    Never ones to rest on our laurels OR our hardies (not even sure what that means), we finally decided to stop re-reading our crunchbase profile and launch the MOST REQUESTED FEATURE you’ve all been waiting for. Per-Item Preferences Forever, BIGWORDS has shown you the cheapest possible prices on textbooks. But if you didn’t want to rent one of your books,

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  • Running Gear For Runners Who Don’t Like Having Hands and Holding Things

    While I did have an amazing, scenic running tour of Battery Park, the new Freedom Tower and sail boats crossing paths with the Statue of Liberty, I did at one point very attractively dry heave photo bomb a family…

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  • BIGWORDS Welcomes Skyo to the Cheap Textbook Rentals Party

    BIGWORDS has added Skyo textbook rentals to the site. Skyo is owned by Follett, one of the largest bookstore owners and wholesale distributors of textbooks. From what we can tell, their availability and pricing is just spectacular, and their customer service reputation is great. BIGWORDS always stays on top of the latest trends in the textbook industry to help you,

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  • Why You Can Save An Average of $1000 A Year On Textbooks Using BIGWORDS.com

    Just a quick rundown in case you didn’t know what exactly BIGWORDS.com is and how we can help you save huge on textbooks. BIGWORDS.com: Compares ALL Textbook Sites We’re not out to compete, only to compare. Using BIGWORDS.com means searching all of the most popular textbook sites on the web at once to find only the lowest price on the

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  • Amazon Releases Warehouse Deals Rentals – Dirt Cheap Textbooks.

    Today, Amazon started offering deeply discounted textbook rentals if the books are in their inventory. As far as we know, BIGWORDS.com is the first to cover them in a price comparison site. The offers are only valid to customers living in CA, KS, KY, ND, NJ, NY, PA, TX, and WA. It has something to do with tax. So, on

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  • Dorm Room Essential Checklist Part Two

    Sure we had some great ideas on our first dorm room checklist and also on our Un-necessities But Wanties Checklist, but maybe a bed tent to zip yourself into or glow in the dark party cups weren’t enough. For the more serious shopper, we’re here to help again.   Clothes Hangers Closet Complete No Slip Velvet Hangers Retail Price: $30.99

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  • Buying Then Selling vs. Renting Textbooks

    BIGWORDS.com has only one goal and that’s to save you the most money during the school year. Whether it’s renting textbooks, going digital or buying used and selling textbooks, we always want to make sure you stay informed and are aware of the cheapest ways to purchase your textbooks every semester. So which is cheaper? It really depends on the

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  • 6 Retro Childhood Games That Make Fun College Party Games

    Carrying childhood games with you into adulthood never seemed like a better idea…until you were in college.  If you’re of the legal age limit, it turns out these make excellent drinking games at any party. If you’re underage or just pleasantly sober, these can be great if you have the group write in “dares” or “rules” that you pick out

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  • New BIGWORDS.com Sweepstakes: Win A Roku Streaming Projector

        We know you. We know how often you screen shop, looking at that fancy blue-tooth speaker or that new TV or those expensive shoes, filling cart after cart and abandoning every single one of them like sad animals in a depressing Sarah Mclaughlin commercial (WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT). We know you, because we know what it’s like to

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