Shipping is always a consideration when you buy and sell used books via online platforms such as Amazon, Ebay, and Chegg; you want to make sure shipping payment responsibilities are clearly defined between the buyer and seller in order to ensure a fair price for your books. Fortunately, most carriers make shipping to U.S.-based buyers simple and straight-forward – but what about shipping to our friends up north? Are there duty fees? Exchange rates? Can all stores ship to Canada? The following examines major vendors' policies and associated fees for shipping from the United States to Canada.


Amazon


Amazon's International Shipping Page indicates that the company estimates import fee deposits at checkout and provides customs clearance for its buyers and sellers. According to Amazon's... more »
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Get the best possible prices on textbooks faster than ever with the new and improved Direct Textbook app for iPhone and Android, which now includes a convenient barcode scanner that lets you scan textbooks with your smartphone and instantly compare prices from more than 200 bookstores. Once you find the best price, you can use the app to connect directly with the seller to complete your purchase.

Use the Direct Textbook app to save up to 90 percent on textbook titles, with an average overall savings of 50 percent on all textbook purchases – significant figures when you consider the average college student will spend $5,000 on textbooks during the course of earning a four-year degree.

The Direct Textbook app compares prices for new, used, ebook, rental, teacher, and international textbook editions from more than 200 online bookstores and 10,000 libraries to find the best possible price. In addition, the app displays shipping information and ava... more »
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There's no question ebooks are becoming popular among students and educators alike. Touted as cheaper, lighter, and feature-packed alternatives to expensive textbooks, ebooks are taking classrooms by storm across all levels of education, from elementary school to graduate school. Even librarians are stocking up on ebooks, with the nation's libraries increasing ebook spending by more than 46 percent in 2013 (Library Use of Ebooks). Popularity, however, does not equal efficacy, and so the real question is: do ebooks help students learn?


The benefits of ebooks


A 2011 study sponsored by Kno found that 71 percent of students would prefer their required reading be available in a digital format. That makes s... more »
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You know you need to buy textbooks for your college courses; you might also know that Direct Textbook's powerful search engine can save you money by finding the best deals on new and used textbooks. But did you know you can also earn cash back for your new and used textbook purchases simply by enrolling in the Direct Textbook Cash Back Program?

The Direct Textbook Cash Back Program puts cash back in your pocket every time you make a qualifying new or used textbook purchase, ebook purchase, or rental from a participating Direct Textbook vendor. Currently 27 of the web's top used textbook sellers participate in the program, paying out up to 10% of the value of each sale.

Earning cash back for your textbook purchases is easy:

Enroll in the Direct Textbook Cash Back Program (it's free to join!)
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Ebooks have become a popular way to save money on college textbook expenses; but do you actually own the ebooks you pay for? The answer might surprise you.

The fact of the matter is that when you pay for an ebook, you might not necessarily be purchasing the textbook outright. Instead, you might only be purchasing access to the ebook, otherwise known as renting the ebook, for a set period of time – typically around 180 days.

The actual terms of your purchase vary by ebook vendor; some offer rentals, some offer purchases. The problem is it's often unclear as to what you're actually paying for at the point-of-sale. Thus, you might think you're purchasing an ebook when you're actually only renting it – a mistake that can prove costly if you plan on us... more »
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