Best Reviews TopConsumerReviews.com
Best Reviews
Best Reviews
      July 18, 2018

Home  >  College Textbooks  >  Book Byte vs eCampus

Best

College Textbooks

  1. Textbooks
  2. Chegg
  3. Campus Book Rentals
  4. Textbookx
  5. Textbook Underground
  6. Book Byte
  7. Valore Books
  8. eCampus

Compare Products

  • Select any 2 companies in our reviews to compare them head-to-head!
  • Compare

Your Information Is Secure
The Financial IQ Guide Newsletter

Latest Reviews

Business Cards

Company Incorporation

Credit Repair Companies

Green Cards

Home Warranties

Meal Delivery

Medical Alert Systems

Pet Insurance

Refrigerators

VPN Services

 

Individual Reviews

Book Renter

Textbooks

Chegg

Campus Book Rentals

Textbookx

Textbook Underground

Book Byte

Valore Books

eCampus

 

Disclosure: We pay our reviewers for their reviews. We are not compensated by companies for their reviews, but we may be compensated for links and advertisements on our website. Click here for details.

Better Business Bureau Reliability Seal

Book Byte vs eCampus

Best Online College Textbook Stores

To help you find the Best College Textbooks, TopConsumerReviews.com provides you with an in-depth comparison of Book Byte and eCampus.

To see ALL of our reviews for the Best College Textbooks, please Click Here

If you've stood in line at the college bookstore at the start of any college semester,you know the hassle of buying college textbooks. A semester's worth of college textbooks can cost hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars, hitting that bank account really hard.

However, a whole world of cost saving opportunity awaits on the internet today. Many college students are taking advantage of online college textbook stores. College textbooks can easily be purchased online for much less cost than you can find in a bookstore. College students can enjoy even bigger savings by renting college textbooks, buying used college textbooks, or even purchasing downloaded versions of college textbooks.

Continue reading below reviews

Best Reviews

2018

College Textbook Reviews

3 stars
Book Byte

BOOK BYTE Visit Site

Options:

Buy New or Used

Book Byte started in 1999 as a home-based enterprise and prides itself today in still maintaining a family-style approach. Their motto is to provide you as the customer fast, honest and reliable service. We felt the "fast" was a little far stretched.

When purchasing your book, simply search for it online, select new or used (if available), add it to your cart and you should have it at your doorstep between 4-14 business days. This is a little longer than some of the other companies, so make sure you plan ahead to ensure you have your textbooks in time for your class.

If some reason you do not need your textbook, you have 14-days from the date you receive the book to return it to Book Byte for a refund, less shipping charges. If you received the wrong book and it was Book Byte's error you will receive a full refund, including shipping charges. Books must be in the same condition that you received them. Both new and used textbooks can be returned within 14-days.

When you have finished using your textbook, Book Byte will buy the book back from you. By simply logging on their website, inputting your ISBN number and Book Byte will give you a quote immediately. If you decide to sell your book back to Book Byte, they will pay the shipping costs to have the book sent to them. They will also send you your payment within 1 day of processing the transaction.

Overall, we felt this company lacked the selection, speed and options that most customers would be looking for. If you are really looking to save on book costs you'll want to choose a higher ranked company that provides rentals.

Visit Site

2.5 stars
eCampus

E CAMPUS Visit Site

Options:

Rent, Download, Sell

eCampus has one of the most diverse online selection of textbook options including purchasing new, used and digital textbooks from eCampus directly; buying from sellers on their student marketplace, or simply renting your textbooks for the semester. You are also able to sell your used books through their textbook buyback program.

Buying, selling and renting textbooks directly from eCampus is a very similar process to the other companies reviewed. Find your textbooks by easily searching with the ISBN number, select New, Used or Rental, add the book to your cart, select your shipping preference (Free ground shipping for orders over $59), checkout and receive your books within a week. If you are selling your book, input your ISBN number in their system, they will provide you a quote and if you choose to sell through them, they will ship the book for free. Check the website for more details associated with buying, renting, and selling textbooks.

Books that are purchased through eCampus may be returned within 30-days of the shipment date for a refund (less shipping charges and a 10% restocking fee). Rental textbooks maybe be returned within 15-days of shipment for a refund less the same fees as purchased textbooks.

If you choose to sell through the Marketplace, your books become available for purchase through the eCampus website. eCampus will claim 15% of the sale when a book sells. In addition to the price of your book you will also receive a shipping credit to help cover your cost of shipping the book.

Books purchased through the Marketplace cannot be returned to eCampus. You must contact the seller directly through the website to see if returning the book is an option.

eCampus reminded us a bit of a textbook garage sale of sorts. With the busy life of a student, eCampus presents some challenges and costs when a class is cancelled or dropped. The restocking fee was expensive and could add up if the book was expensive. Selecting a higher ranked provider will create less stress when selling back or returning.

Visit Site

Continued from above

If you're interested in saving money, online college textbook stores are the way to go. However, not all college textbook stores offer the same options, and some have a lot of fine print in their rental contracts that you may not notice.

There are a number of factors you should consider before making your next college textbook purchase. Some of these include:

  • Selection. Will you find the college textbook you're looking for quickly?
  • Return Policy. Can you end your college textbook rental agreement or return the textbook if the class is cancelled or dropped?
  • Options. Will you be able to rent, purchase, or sell your college textbooks as needed?
  • Prices. How do the college textbook rental and purchase prices compare to the competition?

TopConsumerReviews.com has reviewed and ranked the best College Textbook stores available today. We hope these reviews help you save time and money finding the right college textbooks!

Palomar, City College to Receive Free, Low-Cost e-Textbooks for Students

Palomar and SDCC were among 31 applicants that sought access to openly licensed, peer-reviewed materials through Rice University"s OpenStax Institutional Partnership Program. Textbook costs are a sign...

Published:  Tue, 17 Jul 2018 17:10:00 GMT



Local community colleges chosen for free or low-cost textbook program

SAN DIEGO - Palomar College and San Diego City College are among nine colleges nationwide that will participate in a program providing free to low-cost digital textbooks and other course resources to ...

Published:  Tue, 17 Jul 2018 17:27:00 GMT



Facebook's adding to its AI college partnerships in London, Seattle and Pittsburgh

Facebook is pushing forward with its AI research efforts, and it's looking to universities to help. The social networking giant announced Tuesday that AI researchers were going to join its offices in ...

Published:  Tue, 17 Jul 2018 09:00:00 GMT



What's Being Done to Curb the Cost of College Textbooks

"Anything we can do to help make it easier for a student to go to college and not have to worry about that financial thing." Connie Holberg, library director at Jefferson Community College says she fe...

Published:  Mon, 09 Jul 2018 02:11:00 GMT



eCampus.com Virtual Bookstores Partners with Lackawanna College to Improve Textbook Affordability for Students

After a competitive search for a partner to meet their textbook needs, Lackawanna College selected eCampus.com Virtual Bookstores to help students obtain course materials at a significantly reduced co...

Published:  Mon, 09 Jul 2018 00:50:00 GMT



2018 Survey of American College Students: Use of Textbooks & Open Access Educational Materials - ResearchAndMarkets.com

The "Survey of American College Students: Use of Textbooks & Open Access Educational Materials" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This report, based on a survey of 1,065 stud...

Published:  Wed, 11 Jul 2018 08:24:00 GMT



Share Us!    Share TopConsumerReviews.com on Twitter Share TopConsumerReviews.com on LinkedIn Share TopConsumerReviews.com on Google+ Share TopConsumerReviews.com on Pinterest

Home      About Us      Terms & Conditions      Privacy Policy      Contact Us      Disclosure