Getting hold of ACCA course textbooks is easy. The best place to buy them is from either Ebay or Amazon. Both these sites offer pre-used books often at very low prices. Since the ACCA syllabus does not change too significantly from year to year, it is not essential to have fully updated textbooks.
Buying used ACCA books
Studying ACCA can be expensive, especially if studied through tuition at ACCA centres. Buying all the ACCA course material recommended can significantly boost the cost of getting an ACCA qualification. However, there are ways to save on buying the textbooks and other material.
Here are some tips on how to buy used ACCA course material:
- Make sure they are not too old though i.e. dating back several years. It is best if they are no older than 3 years at the most, preferably 2 years and less.
- Look for offers that sell study material as a package. Some people sell ACCA study guides, exam revision guides and exam tips as a package. They probably used all for their own study program and has now become surplus to requirements as they have done their exams. This could provide significant savings and provide a more rounded ACCA study package.
- The best places to buy used ACCA books ranging from paper 1.1. (Preparing Financial Statements) to 3.7 (Strategic Financial Management) is from either Amazon or Ebay. Both have plenty of people that have already used books that they no longer need. Most of study guides retail at normal price of around Â£25 but can be bought used for around Â£10. Buying all your course material used can provide substantial savings.
- You will need to need to register at Amazon a member to be able to buy the books. When you do a search for ACCA study guide, exam revision guides, etc, you will find the price of brand new product followed by what they have available at the Amazon Marketplace, medium through which people buy and sell products directly to each other by paying a percentage based fee to Amazon.
- Ebay also has ACCA study material. You will find used books either at fixed prices or able to bid on auctions. The auction system means that often you will find books that are a real steal. You could get ACCA course material for a fraction of normal retail price.
- Buying brand new books Of course, you can also buy brand new books on these sites or from course providers themselves. BPP, The Financial Training Company provide ACCA courses at various institutions, also sell books such as study materials that can be ordered from their website or via telephone.