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Posted: 9/2/2004 5:48:52 AM EST


All my books added up would be over $400.

Fuck That.

I will not pay it, what is the best place on the internet to buy them from?
I have heard of some people doing this,and I hear you can save a lot of money.


Any experience?

Thanks.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 5:51:28 AM EST
Good luck navigating websites put together by out-of-touch college students, getting ripped on slow shipping, getting the wrong book in worse shape than you expect, and expect half of them to be 2 editions older than what you need, even though they clearly say 'current edition'.

Of course, I could be wrong.....
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 5:54:04 AM EST
You can try half.com

They are part of ebay, and as such, completely ANTI 2A.
Im sure you can find the books cheap, but let your conscience be your guide.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 5:54:41 AM EST
Do a search for "international versions" of textbooks - they usually come in soft cover with a big stamp across them that say "Not for Sale in the U.S." and are about as half as much. One of my co-workers just bought books for the semester - I'll ask her what site she went to.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 5:56:01 AM EST
Some asshole broke into my room and stole mine. That is about as cheap as they come.

Otherwise you are screwed. Just like the 4,000,000,000 students who got screwed before you.

Try the local used bookstores, and get an older version if they are close to the new one. Our Calc book used to change every other year and there were plenty of older versions floating around the used bookstores.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 5:57:15 AM EST

Half

& Amazon
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 5:57:53 AM EST

Originally Posted By macro:
You can try half.com

They are part of ebay, and as such, completely ANTI 2A.
Im sure you can find the books cheap, but let your conscience be your guide.



+1 for half.com
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 5:59:34 AM EST
It's a long shot but what books do you need? I have amassed a vast collection in the past 5 years.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 5:59:54 AM EST
When I was in college the best place is to look for used books from previous students. They usually posted on bulletin boards all over the campus. Good luck.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:03:44 AM EST
I've heard good things about TextBooksX from some of my co-workers. Never used it myself though.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:04:56 AM EST
Half.com is wonderful. I made the mistake of getting all mine from the school bookstore again this semester, 400 dollars for my 5 classes. (already had the book for one of the classes)

Priced it out on half....less than 100

*kicking self*
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:10:19 AM EST
Fucking nowhere. I spent $552.53 on FOUR books. usually I can find at least a couple used books from other students for 30 or 40 bucks, which takes the average down, but not this year.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:12:42 AM EST
That was tax on my books.
Pay it and smile
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:18:33 AM EST

Wait until the class to see if the
book will be needed. Half the time,
the prof would use a book for like
one day, but still "require" you to
shell out $40 for it.

I stopped buying books after my
sophmore year...biggest rip off
ever (especially with the internet).


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