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Attending college is expensive enough without the additional materials that each course requires. While most classes require one book, some require more. At the high end of the spectrum, an individual book could cost up to $200.00.
To save money, purchasing used textbooks is the best route; eCampus.com.com is a website for students who are trying to save money. eCampus.com has a number of services and products to fit your needs. They buy, sell, and rent thousands of textbooks each year. New technology has even allowed them to enter into the market of e-textbooks. Other items they sell through their website include DVD’s and college clothing.
Professors in college choose their own materials for their classes and the content within the book is their primary concern. Their overall goal is to provide students with knowledge pertinent to their field of study and guide them toward future success. Teachers are concerned with the content within the book rather than its price; they often overlook the financial constraints of their students.
The material in the textbooks for college is specialized to fit each subject’s specific genre. Because the information is highly specialized it is only available in certain books that may be hard to find.
An abundant number of complaints posted online have given insight into the questionable business practices of eCampus.com. Students who ordered books did not receive their textbooks on time and others didn’t receive their books at all.
In addition, books must be returned to eCampus.com before a specified date and if you don’t send them back in time they will charge you extremely high fees. These fees are actually higher than the cost of the book at its original purchase price.
To sell books, you must mail them to eCampus.com for approval. They will send you a check if it is acceptable; the dollar amount is based on the book’s condition. If they receive your books and think it they are not sellable, they offer to send them back to you for $10.00 or they offer to throw it away for you.
The bookstores on college campuses across the nation have a limited supply of used books. Students will scurry to the used books section and take the ones they need that are in the best condition. For those who wait to buy their textbooks are ultimately forced to buy a new book or may have to settle for a used book in extremely poor condition. The fact of the matter is that even though students are required to buy books they may not even open them during the entire semester.
Using online resources to find the best price for textbooks you need for college courses may be the shining light at the end of the tunnel. Be proactive and research the sites before placing any orders. Most importantly make sure you give yourself enough time to receive the books so you have them before the first day of class.
4 ‘eCampus.com’ Reviews
RUN FROM THIS COMPANY!!! They are complete frauds! I sent in 3 APA publication books that were bought from my university’s bookstore. I attend a school with over 50k students, so I do not question if they sell authentic books. I sent them to Ecampus and they said that the publisher questioned the authenticity and per their guidelines and policy the publisher would be destroying them and I get nothing, not even my property back! Bottom line they stole my books that were brand new for pure profit! I will not give up on reviews or writing them over my property, this is completely wrong!
If I could give this company 0 stars, I would. I sold a book to them in December and received an email in January stating that the book was "under review". I sent them an email stating that I want my book back, and they said I would have to pay them shipping to receive my book.
Now, 4 months later, they are saying that they never received my book, my email confirmations were in error and there is nothing they can do.
I recommend reading the reviews before conducting business with this company. I am not the first person to complain that they lie and steal from their customers.
If you want to buy or sell a book, go somewhere else. It's very likely they will just steal from you.
Purchased book on December 21st (order #7983598) they stated they had in stock - NINE DAYS LATER, yes, NINE DAYS LATER they email me saying they don't have the item and cancel the order. If that wasn't bad enough, they then tell me it will be another TEN DAYS (7 business days) for me to get my refund. They are unprofessional and I will never do business with them or bookfinder.com again - how can they be trusted?
I should have read the hundreds of bad reviews on them before purchasing through them.
STAY AWAY! I sold a book on ecampus. I shipped the book as requested by the buyer. When I inquired about my payment for the transaction, I found that Ecampus had refunded the buyer. I received no notification of the pending refund and no email saying the transaction had been cancelled by the buyer. Customer service offered no help at all and stopped replying to emails that showed the textbook had been shipped. So now the buyer has THEIR money and MY book. I am out $88.00 AND a $130 textbook. This company is not reputable and does not practice ethically. I would suggest using another company for ALL purchases or sales of textbooks.