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Places to buy textbooks online

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Places to buy textbooks online

I'm aware of all the used textbook websites, Amazon.ca, and Indigo.ca. Is there any other websites that sell textbooks and won't kill you with shipping? I know Amazon.com ships to Canada (and considering the good exchange rate it's a good option.) Anywhere else?

There's a 10-off-50 code for Visa card holders on Amazon.ca, and there's also 15-off-150 for Amazon.com. Anyone know of any others?

Thanks.
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There's a $5 gift certificate from amazon.ca that they gave out to people who preordered Deathly Hallows... so if you know anyone that preordered from amazon :cheesygri i dont know if its combinable with the visa code, but it IS combinable with other gift certificates
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you can try www.abebooks.com

but I think you need to pay by credit card, there are quite a selection there, not neessary the cheapest around.
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I dont know if you know about www.tusbe.com but its great for those who go to school in toronto. I just finished at utsg this year and i saved a bundle buying used books (in near mint condition) at 1/2 price or less. You usually just have to meet up with the seller on campus.
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try the BST forum on RFD
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Don't worry yet about the textbooks. Are you entering your first year? =P Generally most universities has an "un-official" new discount textbook store. Or your uni's school union has a used textbook area during the first week of school.

First week of school is completely NOTHING to do. xD So basically just try and enjoy the first week and meet new people and chill with your friends.
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Lone_Prodigy wrote: I'm aware of all the used textbook websites, Amazon.ca, and Indigo.ca. Is there any other websites that sell textbooks and won't kill you with shipping? I know Amazon.com ships to Canada (and considering the good exchange rate it's a good option.) Anywhere else?

There's a 10-off-50 code for Visa card holders on Amazon.ca, and there's also 15-off-150 for Amazon.com. Anyone know of any others?

Thanks.
where is this code? do i get it when i checkout my books?
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add the facebook group, then go to marketplace and then type in textbooks youll find what your looking for.
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Mendesb wrote: add the facebook group, then go to marketplace and then type in textbooks youll find what your looking for.
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Buying used from students is best.
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dooly wrote: I dont know if you know about www.tusbe.com but its great for those who go to school in toronto. I just finished at utsg this year and i saved a bundle buying used books (in near mint condition) at 1/2 price or less. You usually just have to meet up with the seller on campus.
Tusbe is the best.. I've saved tons of cash + most sellers also give course notes and tests if you ask!
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So far I bought one new book on amazon.com using a 10% off code I found on slickdeals. I also bought one used book from amazon.ca for an amazing price of $30, when the bookstore is selling the same book for $120. I also bought an international edition of a book from abebooks, which was $52 instead of the $120 the bookstore charges.

I'll probably buy the rest of my books at the end of the week. I'm just waiting for an eBay auction to end to see if I get a good price on there, and waiting to hear back from some friends. I calculated that if I buy everything on abebooks/amazon, my books will cost me $360 including shipping and taxes for the semester instead of the $800+ the WLU Bookstore wants to charge me. Plus I don't have to stand in line for an hour, or even leave my house.
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www.abebooks.com. You could get amazing deals from them sometimes. I bought a textbook(new) from India costs $15 USD, which costs $99 CND in Canada. But the shipping is $25 USD. It's still worth it though.
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Hi.. Just wondering if someone who has ordered textbooks from the states can tell me if you had to pay duty/taxes? That would seem to be the only drawback for me. Why aren't there more online textbook stores in Canada??
Thanks.
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z_24 wrote: www.abebooks.com. You could get amazing deals from them sometimes. I bought a textbook(new) from India costs $15 USD, which costs $99 CND in Canada. But the shipping is $25 USD. It's still worth it though.
Yeah the prices there are great. I'm concerned about the possible duties and reliability though.
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