How much did you pay for your textbooks? If that sentence sends shivers up your back then you probably purchased your books from the college. It is okay, everyone is allowed to make mistakes their freshman year. That is the great thing about being in college you get to learn from your mistakes and make smarter decisions from year to year. So now that you already paid too much for the books that you may never look at again, lets make sure that it doesn't happen next year. Next year when you receive your book list instead of going to buy textbooks at the college simply come home and get college textbooks from the internet. You can order your textbooks right from your laptop or computer. If you do not have access to a computer at home you could even go to the computer lab at the college and buy them. It may be a good idea to access the search function while you are still at school that way if you cannot locate a book you can get the extra information like the ISBN number from the college bookstore. Buy Textbooks the Easy Way The college bookstore can be good for some things. They can be good for information on the textbook you need so that you can locate it easier. They can be good for buying a pen or a pencil if you somehow forgot one again today. They can even be good for buying a notebook or a folder if you just can't make it out to another store. One of the best things that the college bookstore is good for is buying your spirit wear. They usually have the best options of t-shirts and hoodies available to show your school pride. You may even be able to find a travel mug to carry coffee in to and from class that has your school mascot on it. What they are not good for is cheap textbooks. So now that you have all of the information you do not have to continue to make the same mistake. This next semester do not buy textbooks from the college at a marked up rate. Instead purchase them online and use the extra money for a night out or for pizza on one of those up all night cram sessions. This year you wonﾃ付 have to shiver when someone talks about buying their books. You can smile and think about the money you saved.