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.
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
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.
"Profanity is the Crutch of Inarticulate Mother ****ers"
The Wall in the Bathroom at People's
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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