If you are able to purchase homeschool used curriculum rather than or in addition to new resources, it can greatly stretch your buying power.
There are many homeschool curriculum choices available to buyers, today. Some of these purchases can get pretty steep especially for certain types of textbooks such as science, history, and even some complete curriculum sets for kindergarten.
But, do not despair because there are other options besides paying full, retail prices!
I have found that most areas host these types of events in their larger cities during the spring and summer months. Or, you could venture into a nearby state and attend one there.
One of the most important things I have learned about shopping for used home school curriculum is to be as well-informed as possible and to examine each item as closely as possible.
For example, be sure that a book that seems like such a bargain is really a bargain. Is that book the current edition if that matters to you or the homeschool tutorial you may be a part of?
Also, be certain that you can still purchase the consumable student workbooks later on if needed if you buy a used teacher's edition.
It may not seem like a big issue but if you buy a used homeschool curriculum teacher's resource it may not be compatible with the latest edition student textbook or workbooks.
Then, you end up having to modify lessons for each chapter if you are able to use the books together at all.
Examine all the contents of your purchases to make sure everything needed has been placed in the bag or box. It is no fun to get home only to discover that your homeschool used curriculum purchase did not include everything needed.
Another really great benefit of buying used is that you can get more items and you also save money to buy other items you may have to buy retail.