Dataset

Textbook Pricing Comparison: Does it make more sense to buy used or rent?

Added By disquick

CampusBooks.com is a price search site for textbooks. Each time a visitor searches for a textbook, prices for rental, used and new, and e-book options are culled and presented. These prices, along with ISBN number and timestamp, are recorded on the vast CampusBooks server.

The 25 titles you see here were the most searched textbooks during last year’s back-to-school period, the dates of which you can see at the top. We then ran the thousands of prices offered for each textbook, calculating the lowest and average prices for all purchase options. This data can serve as an indicator for this fall’s back-to-school and subsequent buy-back periods.