If you are like most homeschoolers, you want to get the most for your dollar when shopping for curriculum. You’re probably always on the look out for the lowest prices on homeschool books.
There are many options for getting that number 1 bargain. Sometimes it’s found right around the corner from your house. Other times, the best deal to be had is found on the other side of the country. With the help of the internet, you can have it delivered to your door in days.
Now you are probably wondering what magical places have these nice prices. Well, that’s what this post is about. So let’s get started with the best ways to get that prime steal.
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Find the Lowest Prices on Homeschool Books
As a homeschooler, you develop an eagle eye for spotting deals when you are out shopping in your neighborhood. These fantastic finds can be spied at:
- Garage sales. One person’s junk is another person’s treasure.
- Library book sales. Most libraries have yearly sales of books that they want to get rid of.
- Used bookstores. One of my favorite places to shop.
- Sales at bookstores and teacher stores. Teacher stores aren’t just for teachers anymore. Homeschoolers can get some great stuff there. Watch those ads carefully for sales on what you need. Plus you can often subscribe to email newsletters for news of sales and coupons.
What do you do if you don’t find everything you need around town? Hit the web!
Surf the Internet
The internet is the biggest market in the world. You can get anything from toilet paper to expensive cars. While you probably need the former and desire the latter, let’s see where we can find the lowest prices for homeschool books on that incredible super mall.
- Homeschool forums. Some homeschool forums have areas where homeschoolers sell their old books. Here are some forums you might be interested in:
- Ebay. Ebay has tons of stuff. Need I say more?
- BiggerBooks. Buy or rent cheap textbooks from BiggerBooks.
- AbeBooks. A marketplace for new, used, out-of-print books and textbooks.
- Barnes & Noble. You can get used textbooks on Barnes & Noble. Also, check out their online sales for special discounts on books.
- Amazon. You can find something old or something new on Amazon, all for great prices.
If you want to save money on shipping, it’s probably a good idea to keep your shopping to one or two online stores.
Get Books Free
Free. Isn’t that a beautiful word? Isn’t it nice when you can get some of the necessaries for your curriculum for absolutely nothing? I always appreciate that.
Here are some possible sources of freebies for your homeschool.
- The library. Thanks to Ben Franklin we can borrow free books from the library. Thanks to technology, we can get free ebooks too.
- Free ebooks. Speaking of ebooks, you can get many classics for free online on sites like Amazon and Barnes and Noble. It’s a great way to enjoy books like Little Women for nothing.
- Homeschool freebie sites. Some websites like FreeHomeschoolDeals show you where to get some awesome freebies for homeschooling. It currently links to free Amazon ebooks every week.
I hope these tips for finding the lowest prices on homeschool books helped you out. Feel free to share it with other homeschoolers who want to save money as well.