One of the best perks of being an avid reader is knowing how to find the books you like for a bargain price. Whether you choose to purchase your books online or in a store, here are some tips you can use to guarantee that you are getting the best price available.
Buy Older Editions
If you are searching for something in particular and don’t want to pay a lot of money for it, see if it is available in several editions. Some books, such as fiction, science fiction, and other mainstream genres don’t change from edition to edition. However, if you are looking for textbooks or reference books for school, you need to consult with your professor first to see if using an older edition is acceptable for the course.
Although you may be excited to get the next novel in your reading series as soon as it is released, depending on its popularity and availability, you may end up paying through the nose if you decide to purchase it on release day. Try waiting a few weeks or just long enough for the rush to die down so you can get the book you want at a reduced price.
Coupons, Discounts, and Rewards Programs
Don’t be so quick to dismiss your local book store’s shopping coupons, discounts and rewards programs. They are a great source of savings that can make it easier for you to get more of the books you live for a really affordable price. The next time you are in the store, take a look around and see if there are any flyers or memos posted about any special programs. If not, don’t hesitate to ask the clerk or the store manager about them.
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