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College book stores price match. Who knew?

April 10th, 2018 at 01:07 pm


I had a snafu with the last textbook I purchased online from Amazon. On the cover it clearly stated that it was intended for international students and not those in the US or Canada. Boo. I was so happy to get it at a reasonable price; after all the angst, I was able to use it in class and cannot quite actually determine what the differences in the text books are.

I was on campus at the bookstore today for the textbook for the two-weekend seminar upcoming. They only had new books for $105. While being helped, I said I could probably find it cheaper on Amazon, to which the worker said they price match. I ended up with the text book for $73.00 out the door. I was happy with that.

Who knew that they price match? I also found out that the eye doctor sells the contact lens boxes at warehouse club prices. I suppose it always helps to ask if they price match.

I guess this qualifies as "Saving while spending". I will need to Whack a Mole for this puchase (I am $23 short from the EXTRANEOUS FUND). But its fine. Spending across all other categories is at expected or less.

8 Responses to “College book stores price match. Who knew?”

  1. Carol Says:

    Good catch. Who knew, indeed!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Oh wow! Fantastic. We buy most standard books on Amazon for my daughter, but the ones she buys at the local bookstore are usually ones written by professors at the university. But I did a search and found that her bookstore will match a few select stores, including Amazon. So thanks for the tip!

    Can you resell the book?

  3. laura Says:


    I think I will most likely keep these for references. They are concise overviews; though I may consider parting with the methods of research textbook. I don't plan on meandering in academia longer than necessary; this is a grab and go graduate-certificate. The experience in seminary sort of ruined it for me.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That's good info to know.

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Glad you said something!

  6. GoodLiving Says:

    Here's information about international editions for your information https://www.biblio.com/International_Edition_Textbooks

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