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Sunday: Church-related or spiritual things.
Monday: Running.
Tuesday: Books.
Friday: Green living.

02 April 2013

B is for Bigwords

I was lucky enough to discover this site the first semester I was at community college, and I've been using it to buy books from ever since. College students, grad students, and anybody who likes buying books: Pay attention.

(By the way, I'm not getting paid for this post, which is a bummer; no, I really do like Bigwords this much.)

Screenshot of the Bigwords
search bar.
Bigwords isn't a online bookstore. In fact, it's not a store at all; it's a search engine. You put in the books you need, edit a couple of variables (rentals, instructor copies, etc.), Bigwords searches all the places that sell books, calculates your shipping, and gives you the cheapest combination possible. Then it's up to you to either go to the stores it suggests, or set out on your own to find a better deal.

Basically, if you have lots of time to search the internet and do the math yourself, Bigwords is not for you. Otherwise? It's fantastic. Check it out!

Have you used Bigwords (or something similar)?

9 comments:

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

This is the first I've heard of it. I'll have to take a look.

Trisha Leaver said...

Score!! Thanks for turning me onto this site.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I never heard of this but I'm passing it on to my college children.

baygirl32 said...

Never heard of Bigwords before! I'll have to give it a try

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The Golden Eagle said...

This sounds like a really useful site! Thanks for the post.

JEFritz said...

That site sounds like a really good idea. I wish I knew about it when I was in college.

Donna Shields said...

I didn't know this site existed. Thanks for the heads up.

BIGWORDSDOTCOM said...

Thank you Sue for sharing our site with others! We returned the love on our Facebook page. :) https://www.facebook.com/71862348170/posts/130039093846881

Su Wilcox said...

Sigh... my name is spelled correctly RIGHT THERE. I guess this is what I get for choosing an unusual spelling.

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