Incoming Freshmen: The Mindset of the Class of 2016

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Twenty years ago around this time, I left the gritty urban landscape of Baltimore City for the significantly smaller (and infinitely more small-townish) Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin (famous for dairy products, the anthropologist upon whom Indiana Jones is based, turtle-shaped Native American burial mounds, a giant Hormel Chili can, and the Mindset List). I… Read more »

Need-to-Know Tips for Buying Back-to-School Gear

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Back-to-school time can be one of the most expensive times of year, especially if you are starting or heading back to college. With books, bags, computers, software and clothing needs, school expenses could run into the hundreds each year. While you have to buy what you have to buy, a few tips can help you… Read more »

Good News for Grads!

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Some further news that the economy is slowly but surely taking a turn for the better: Jobs are growing and entry-level positions are coming back fast and the demographic reaping the greatest benefit is that of those ages 20-24 with four-year college degrees! If you’re graduating this spring, word on the street is not to… Read more »

iPads vs. Textbooks: The Cost Gap Remains Wide

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When technology is new or in the early stages, the price is high, often prohibitively so. But other factors come into play, factors such as longevity, scalability, flexibility, advanced features not found elsewhere, and even design. Since Apple announced iBooks2 with an emphasis on academic titles and classrooms, there’s been no shortage of debate about… Read more »

CampusBooks.com Recognized by College.com as #1 Textbook Website, Receives “Top Choice” Award

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CampusBooks.com has been selected by College.com as the recipient of the Top Choice Award for Textbook Websites. Recognized for its reliability and usability, CampusBooks.com was pitted against a host of popular sites and rated as the number-one resource for students' book-buying, selling, and renting needs. As College.com recommends only the highest quality of resources, being… Read more »

Introducing GradeFund!

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We already know that you’re savings savvy when it comes to college expenses. After all, that’s why you’ve chosen CampusBooks.com for buying textbooks at the lowest prices and selling them for the most cash back. Given your knack for making the most of your university buck, we wanted to let you know about our newest tool for lowering… Read more »

A Deal Too Good Not to Share!

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Obviously we at CampusBooks.com love getting more stuff for less cash. It’s not just textbooks that we think should be affordable, it’s everything. And honestly, most stuff can be purchased at a discount if you know where to go and how to look for savings and apply them. We do, and we want you to… Read more »

Time to Start Thinking Buyback

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If you’re like most college students, you think of end-of-term textbook buyback as a no-win time when you get screwed no matter when you sell your books and where. It seems like no one’s ever buying back that $200 biology text you bought when the semester started, or if they are, they’re paying a mere… Read more »

Running Late? Need Textbooks ASAP? Think eBooks!

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Not that college students are ever forgetful or prone to procrastinate (ahem), but sometimes things come up that make it so that classes have already started (or are about to start) and you still don’t have the books you need. If you need the book right away, can’t wait for shipping, or don’t want to… Read more »