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  1. Affordable Textbooks

  2. Textbook TOP FOUR 1. How to Purchase 2. Actual Cost 3. Sell Your Books 4. Your Options

  3. How to Purchase Your Books • Use your class schedule • Match section number Options: • 1. Online reservation • osubookstore.com • First chance at used! • Held for you! • 2. In the store

  4. Just Announced!!! • Member discount is now 10%!! • $875,000 returned to students with 8% discount • over $1 million dollars to members via discount with 10% discount

  5. Textbook Prices • 10% Student Discount • We are a NON-PROFIT organization • Find USED books easily! • Over 40% are USED! • USED books approx. 25% less than NEW, if not more • Series course? • Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Languages • Use the materials ALL YEAR!

  6. Sell Your Books • You get CASH • Up to 50% of the purchase price • You provide USED copies for students • Check prices on our website • a.k.a. “buyback”

  7. So… Your Actual Cost

  8. Options… lots of them! • OSU Bookstore? • Online? • Rentals? • Digital books? • Library? • Share with friends? • Go without?

  9. OSU Bookstore…the Best Option • YOUR local, non-profit bookstore • Created in 1914! • Faculty and Students • Sole objective: provide affordable course materials for students

  10. Option: Textbook Rentals • Buyback could be a better option • Renting is attractive because of the upfront cost • Pilot project for fall • 10-20 titles initially • Entry level courses (100 and 200 level) • Tentatively 35-40% less than shelf price of NEW book

  11. Option: Digital Books • Digital books… a.k.a. “Jumpbooks” • Electronic form of a printed textbook • Web accessed version • Search, highlight, make notes • Up to 25% cheaper than used books, but no buyback available • Is the digital book option right for you?

  12. Option: Shopping Online • Compare prices… we ARE competitive! • Many books are priced within $5-$10 dollars of Bookstore price • Sure, you might save a few bucks, but… • Are you getting the RIGHT book? • WHEN will it arrive?

  13. OSU Bookstore… 96 Years Later! • Still governed by faculty and students • Who owns the Bookstore? YOU do! • We’re working for you! • Direct benefits for students…

  14. Back to Beavs Mission • Our Promise: • Discounted Textbooks • Profits are returned to YOU! • Buyback Dollars • Book Scholarships • When you see this logo, you benefit! • Exclusively during START: sign up to win a $100 OSU Bookstore Gift Card!

  15. Come on… “Like” us!!

  16. All We do Goes Back to YOU! • $875,000 in member book discounts • Over 1 million this year! • $700,000 contributed to the Student Union • $20,000 in student scholarships every year! • $1.5 million returned to students at book buyback!

  17. Questions…

  18. Thank you! Get involved and study hard!