01/17/2011 11:08 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

9 Ways To Save On Textbooks

Have you ever dropped $300 on a textbook, only to use it as a glorified paperweight/doorstop/coaster? Yeah, it's pretty upsetting -- both to your GPA and your bank account.

But, have no fear. There are ways to avoid the insanely expensive textbook trap. Beyond not buying a class's required book in the first place -- which is risky, but can pay off -- here are nine things you can do to save money for more important things.

Let us know of your textbook-saving tips in the comments section.