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Expensive Text Books
Posted 8/26/08
ugh. i am sooo suffering.
txtbooks are too expensive.
wtf.
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Posted 8/26/08
buy them from half.com.... thats where I got my text books back when I was in college. Then resell them to people you know for half the price since the bookstore usually only take it back for 1/4 of it's retail value. Sometimes they don't even buy it back.
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Posted 8/26/08

jace1884 wrote:

buy them from half.com.... thats where I got my text books back when I was in college. Then resell them to people you know for half the price since the bookstore usually only take it back for 1/4 of it's retail value. Sometimes they don't even buy it back.


You beat me by 2 minutes!

Yeah half.com one of the best places to get them. I recently saved about $100 on a book. The college bookstore was charging me 128 dollars for a used one. In half.com I got it for 6 dollars plus shipping.

It is not always this cheap but the grand majority of the time you will save more than half the regular price. One thing though, make sure to order early because the shipping does take some time.
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Posted 8/26/08 , edited 8/26/08
duh the books are expensive (and my parents are going to be forcing me to buy my own books this or next year)....last year it came to around $700-800 all together (and that's just for one semester). ughh. part of the reason why college students are poor as heck.

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Posted 8/26/08
Hrmmm I got a pretty good deal on books this quarter since I got 20 units, 800 dollers for books on 5 courses is actually pretty good.
Posted 8/26/08
It depends on the class. Some books can range from $60 to $200. My friend had to buy a medical book that cost him $600.
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Posted 8/26/08
My chemistry textbook/bundle alone cost me about $250. ><
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