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  • qlewis 4:15 am on November 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: airport, bites, , , , , , Buying, flying, travel   

    Bity Book Bites: Buying Books from the Airport? 

    Recently I went to Illinois to visit family for Thanksgiving. I noticed in the airport there were quite a few bookstores. Most catered to popular best sellers but in some shelves there were public domain books like Great Expectations. I know for certain that a airport would not carry textbooks on call but for those who are in English classes they may want to visit an airport bookstore and compare prices. If you are waiting for the flight to take off then it might be a good idea to see what deals you can find.

    I don’t know what books I will need for Literary Tradition III but I can say that I have a new outlet for searching for books at least literature wise. I would like to know what uncommon places have people found good book deals whether they were for textbooks or literature books. Anyway that is all for now as I try to recover for tomorrow.

  • qlewis 8:59 pm on October 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , bites, , , , , , English, Spanish, to, translator   

    Bity Book Bite: Spanish to English translator books 

    If you have a Spanish class then this book really comes in handy.

    Along with basic translations, this book contains a list of each word’s tenses, uses in proper speech, and costs on Amazon $11-12.

    Out of all the Spanish to English translation books, I found this one to be the most useful. See if it works and also if there are more books of this caliber then list them in the comment section.

  • qlewis 3:33 am on October 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: about, , bites, , , , , brochure, format, , , section   

    About Section: A Brochure for this Blog 

    Hello, my name is Quanisha Lewis and I am a University of Dallas student. Throughout the years, I have bought and sold books in order to get through the school year. Now as a senior I can sort of get a niche down as to how to better obtain books for college and hopefully give good advice to others who won’t suffer any mishaps in getting books.

    Most of this information regards the University of Dallas campus but other blog entries can be applied to other college students.

    Each blog will consist of tips and advice from what I have experienced obtaining books and hopefully these methods can help others get their books better. Also included will be links to websites in which one can see how much the books cost and how much they can sell them back for.

    My sections so far include Bagging Books which is the main blog and Bity Book Bites which are smaller sections with tips regarding other sites.

    Hopefully this blog illustrates my purpose well to provide helpful tips in surviving buying book woes. Enjoy.

  • qlewis 12:56 am on September 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Bity book bite part tres: Googling “book buyback” 

    As of September 28, 2010 these are the top first page Google results for “book buyback.”

  • qlewis 12:40 pm on September 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , bites, , , , , , , , version   

    Bity Book Bite uno part deux: The right version of books 

    Bity Book Bite uno part deux: The right version

    Caution is needed when buying college books. A problem that appears a lot is buying a book that has the same title as the book you need and looks like the book you need but is the wrong edition.

    Always be sure to compare the book in every way:

    • Title
    • Edition
    • Appearance
  • qlewis 2:58 am on September 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: amazon, amazon.com, , bites, , , , , , , , trade in, ,   

    Bity Book Bites uno: Amazon.com 

    One of the sources I use to sell books is Amazon.com. There is a place where you can register and create an account. However did you know that for some books you can get money delivered into a Amazon account?

    I did not discover this fact until recently when I was contemplating whether or not to sell a book through my local bookstore or on my Amazon account. It was: The Legal Environment of Business: Text and Cases — Ethical, Regulatory, Global, and E-Commerce Issues Hardcover edition

    On January 25, 2010, I paid in total plus shipping $161.70 for that book. Therefore after completing the class in which the book was needed, there was a urge inside me to get the best deal I could get selling back this book without feeling cheated.

    I made an account with Amazon a while back and decided to compare the prices in which other sellers were selling their versions of the book. Then on the far right of the screen I saw an option. An option I was sure that if utilized would bring a good deal sooner rather than later.

    $50 off the price I originally had paid for it but to me it was a good option and in the long run it worked.

    Some things to consider when using this method

    1. The book has to be in good condition. They will send it back if the book does not meet their standards.

    2. Amazon.com provides an option to use Fedex or UPS to send the book for free. If you are nowhere near these sources (I was) then you would have to pay for the shipping.

    3. Amazon.com has a time limit on when the book(s) can be shipped to their address. If you send the book after the time they give you then they will send the book back regardless if it is in good condition.

    4. Prepare for disappointment because not every book on the site has this option or a good price for sending the book. You may end up with a trade in costing less than the shipping costs.

    5. The money received can only be used for Amazon.com or their related sites. Though it says gift card, the card they give is more or less electronic and there is no option to send that money over to a different account.

    More information can be found on their website: http://www.amazon.com/

    When searching for details type “trade in” in their search engine or click the “trade in here” button when the option does show up.

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