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Is it better to rent/ buy new or used textbooks?

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I'm in high school and I hear that textbooks in university are expensive. Because of its price, would it be better to buy them used if available? Are there advantages to buying it new? While googling, I found options such as reading them online or renting them. Is it common to read them online? I've always liked having an actual book in front of me but is it easier to use an online version?
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Go on Pirate Bay and just torrent, bro. This is 2017, not the Medieval times.
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Most professors hear days I noticed require you to get the code out of the book to use certain quiz aspects of the publisher so you kinda have to. But really depends on he prodded at the end of the day and if you could maybe share someone else’s.
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Buying the books used is incredibly cheaper then getting them brand new.  But if there is not a way to get them used, you can go to a online store like amazon to get them way cheaper then if you were to shop in your bookstore. Also it is also cheaper to rent the book online from a website like Bookshelf.
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It’s much more affordable to buy them used. An even better tactic is to wait until you actually need the book, then buy it. This way you won’t waste money on a book you won’t use. I’ve wasted over $200 dollars in 1 year alone buying new “required” books we never used.
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