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We don't have a high school in the town we live in. We are districted for a school in a nearby city, but aren't impressed with it. We have therefore elected to send our son to a private high school.

Needless to say, this hits the pocketbook. One of the "additional expenses" is that we need to buy all of his textbooks ourselves. When I started looking at all the sites for used books, I was a bit overwhelmed.

Does anyone have any specific sites they have good luck with when buying used text books? Also - if there are any I should stay away from, I would appreciate knowing that too.
 

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my oldest went to public school but because they had limited number of books i choose to purchase her books so she would have them at home to use. I don't think she used them that much. but I purchased them directly from the company who printed them, you would be cutting out the middle man and not paying as much. You should be able to get a list from the school who prints them then contact them most of the companies have web sites. Good luck with the books. They are expensive as heck. Even my college books are pricey but they are a necessity. have an awesome day.
 

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I usually use amazon.com or half.com when I buy books online. I've never had a bad experience and the prices are always better than what I would pay (even including shipping)

Barnes and Noble also has a section on their website where you can buy school text books, but I've had bad luck with the condition of my used books from them.
 

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I used amazon with good results :) Also, check with upperclassmen and see if they are selling their old books.

At my school we recycle them down year to year through an email listserve.
 

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I agree with Stacey, Amazon and half.com are the best.
Can't speak for high school, but I bought about 95% of my books during college and law school through either Amazon or half.com, and usually at very large discounts (sometimes as much as 75%-90% of what the bookstore was charging for a used book, but usually in the 33-50% range).
 
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