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    Books

    So after a trip to the UBS this morning and giving up my first 13 born, what's the most you've ever spent on a book and for what class?

    I just dropped $194.60 for my good ole ACCT 215 (Business Law) book...



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    Re: Books

    I think the most I spent was $120ish. The last couple of semesters I couldn't put up with those prices so I started to buy online.



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    sounds about right for that type of book ... i found mine online for liek 130 used so saved myself a couple bucks ...


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    i dropped like 160 ish for a chem book last year .... there was no such thing as used ...


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    Re: Books

    I spent to much money on other things to be able to afford books. I was a big fan of buying the previous edition and using the library(inter-library loan was the best). I probably averaged about 25 dollars a semester on books.



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    Re: Books

    Buy the international versions and save yourself a few bucks. I bought 2 books that would have cost me over $300 new and $200 used. I bought the international versions for $110.


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    Re: Books

    I remember dropping almost $250 on a biochem book that was brand new - there were no used copies available because the thing had just come out. Was not happy about that...I think my total for that semester was around $650. Ick



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    Re: Books

    Engineering/Science books always seem to be pricey



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    Books are the biggest rip off I have ever seen. I would sometimes return them in the plastic I bought them in and lose 75% of the value. I stopped bying them after my sophomore years, whats the point I didn't read them anyway.


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    unfortunately i always have a need for my book so i have to buy them ....


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    Re: Books

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    So after a trip to the UBS this morning and giving up my first 13 born, what's the most you've ever spent on a book and for what class?

    I just dropped $194.60 for my good ole ACCT 215 (Business Law) book...
    find out what you need earlier and buy them used on ebay. Honestly, you can get $100 book for $20 pretty often and in great condition.



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    Re: Books

    I've been tempted to try out Chegg.com.

    You rent the books for a semester for considerably less cash.



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    Re: Books

    I don't know if I bought a book at the book store my entire last two years of school. Online is the best way to go. The worst is the profs that feel the need to use new books every year or semester.



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    Re: Books

    Civil Engineers, Construction Engineers and Architects (I think) need to buy the Steel Construction Manual which is retail around $300. When I bought it, we got a discount from the publisher because it was for students. However, people from industry found out and would buy their copies at the bookstore at student prices so the bookstore often ran out. I don't even think the bookstore sells them now, the students have to get it right from the publisher.


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    Re: Books

    I know that we're trying to make the ISBN numbers public in the near future. It's going to be a big issue with the GSB this year, and I know President Geoffroy wants to get that done as well.

    That would make finding books online MUCH easier.


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