Shop locally when possible.
You don’t always have to find a third-party seller across the globe to get a good deal. Other students may want to sell you a used copy. Try www.universityyardsale.com -it’s a great way to connect with other students selling textbooks. Other local marketplace sites like facebook marketplace and craigslist are good options as well.
Shopping locally can save valuable by not only saving on shipping costs but by adding the convenience factor to your shopping experience.
What experiences have you had when shopping locally? Have they been good or bad?