Hi everyone. School is about to start in a couple weeks and I have looked at the prices for my textbooks at my campus’ bookstore. Let’s just say they are a BIT unreasonable (as usual).
Anyway I wrote down the textbooks’ details (author, edition, etc.) and have been looking for them online. A friend recommended that I use half.com. I looked up the books and sure enough the prices were excellent.
My friend mentioned that its very similar to ebay, with the customer ratings and all. Here’s the thing though, I have never shopped online for anything (let alone eBay) using a credit card, so I have a couple questions about using half.com.
In you experience:
-How long does it usually take for a book to get delivered using “media mail” and “expedited mail”? I know the website says 2-9 for the former and 1-3 for the latter, but does it usually take a bit longer, or are those numbers accurate?
-Is the site generally safe (with your credit card number, and all…)?
-Have you had any negative experiences with purchasing from the site?
-Do you have any tips or suggestions when purchasing my books on the site?
Thanks for the help.