TextbooksRus.com sells new books cheaper than most online textbook vendors. And that's because they're international editions, which, the company says, are identical to their U.S. counterparts. While some students seem satisfied with the content in these money-saving volumes, others not so much. In TextbooksRus reviews at Trust Pilot, for example, one student says the pagination was off and another reports the problem sets differed from the U.S. edition. Still, many students highlight the positives in dealing with this site -- very competitive prices, large inventory, fast shipping, good buyback process, good-quality used books, according to reviews at Reseller Ratings. Some also report getting a full refund after placing an order for a book that turned out to be out of stock. But the negatives are underlined, as well. Gripes reported in reviews at Epinions refer to mixed-up orders and returns, difficulty contacting customer service, refusal to pay quoted price for buybacks, and the common problems with third-party sellers (e.g., no-show delivery, wrong books) and textbook rentals (e.g., no access codes, missing supplemental materials).
This is another full-service textbook website: buy, rent, and sell your books and buy and sell movies and video games. The site also maintains a marketplace for third-party sellers of used books. TextbooksRus.com offers free standard ground shipping for orders greater than $25 and 3-day expedited shipping for $4.99. Rental returns and buybacks ship for free. The rental period can be extended once for just 10 days and failure to return a book within 6 days of the due date results in a fine that exceeds the retail price (less the cost of the rental). It's OK to highlight and write in the book, but take the minimalist approach lest you incur a penalty. The return window for rentals and purchased books that you decide you don't need is 14 days. When you sell a book, you can be paid with a check, PayPal deposit, or store credit (worth another 5 percent of the buyback price).
For the most part, customers seem satisfied with TextbooksRus.com. If you can work your way through international editions and live with a relatively strict rental policy, TextooksRus.com is a cheap source for textbooks.Textbook Prices by CampusBooks.com