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Old 01-18-2007, 05:28 PM   #1
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Default I hate buying college textbooks

$451.40 today for 4 books

man o man, I abosultely dread days like this.
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Old 01-18-2007, 05:44 PM   #2
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Old 01-18-2007, 05:52 PM   #3
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If you can, try buying used. My uni bookstore has a used classifieds. I saved a lot on my books by doing that. Just make sure that the edition they got is current, and that it includes whatever code you might need for website access or whatever BS they want.
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Old 01-18-2007, 06:09 PM   #4
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I bought 3 used, and I dont like buying online since the last time I got screwed because I bought the book before class started and it didnt have the CD that I needed, so I basically wasted money.

and I dont like ordering online after class starts, because you never know what can happen, and then you fall behind in class.
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Old 01-18-2007, 06:54 PM   #5
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Also if they aren't new editions, chances are that they will be in the library. My school always has books on 2-hour reserve. Sign it out and then head downstairs to the photocopier and spend maybe $15-20 rather than the full price.
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Old 01-18-2007, 06:59 PM   #6
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Also if they aren't new editions, chances are that they will be in the library. My school always has books on 2-hour reserve. Sign it out and then head downstairs to the photocopier and spend maybe $15-20 rather than the full price.

some place is gonna let you copy 400 pages?


How long would that take?
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Old 01-18-2007, 07:02 PM   #7
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Its a big scam...nothing worst than taking a class where the textbook is a new edition you have to buy because the used isnt useful. Sell it back for chump change and find your book being sold for way more than what it was paid for. "But how do they make a profit? Thats why its done", how about college students being broke? How about not using the entire textbook to begin with yet paying top dollar?
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Old 01-18-2007, 07:07 PM   #8
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Its a big scam...nothing worst than taking a class where the textbook is a new edition you have to buy because the used isnt useful. Sell it back for chump change and find your book being sold for way more than what it was paid for. "But how do they make a profit? Thats why its done", how about college students being broke? How about not using the entire textbook to begin with yet paying top dollar?


They come out with a keyboarding book every 2 years and it has the exact same crap in it, just so you have to buy another "new" version rather than getting it used from someone, it is a big scam but what can you do?
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Old 01-18-2007, 08:43 PM   #9
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The only thing about buying used is that these textbook companies seem to make a new edition like every year. But you can usually sell your textbooks back anyways.
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Old 01-18-2007, 08:46 PM   #10
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some place is gonna let you copy 400 pages?

I've copied about 250 pages once (only the chapters I needed). Two book pages to a piece of paper and each copy only 7 cents.

Signed the book out at the main desk of the library then went downstairs to the photocopier area and started doing it. It was well worth it for me.
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Old 01-19-2007, 12:09 AM   #11
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School textbook store prices are too crazy for me. I usually just order em online from other websites. This semester, ordering even used textbooks from the school textbook store would've been like $400 but ordering online total for all my books ended up being like $200-somethin. I'll take that $200 difference any day.
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$380 for me this semester...so far at least i'm not even done. Still have to buy the books for journalism
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I always find good deals on my text books on this site....

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I usually spent 300 to 400 each semester, but I hardly ever read any of the books. In fact there is a stack of about 10 books on a shelf behind me that I'm not sure I ever opened. They're the ones I couldn't seem to sell on half.com, which is what I usually did at the end of the semester.
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I always find good deals on my text books on this site....

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