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post Jan 11 2008, 03:26 AM
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so i looked up my books the other day for the new semester (which hasnt begun yet for me) and my books are way more expensive than they were last semester. blink.gif _unsure.gif



how much have you ever spent on books for school?
 
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post Jan 11 2008, 03:37 AM
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Well, I used to be all uptight about used books because you don't know where those things have been, so I had purchased brand new ones. Stupid move, I know, but it felt cleaner. The most I've spent was $150 on a Neurology book for school.
 
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post Jan 12 2008, 08:30 AM
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Around $150-$450, including minor lab fees, here and there. thumbdown.gif
 
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post Jan 20 2008, 02:33 AM
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^i feel your pain, Jude. sad.gif
 
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post Jan 20 2008, 11:06 AM
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This semester's book money is probably going to be between $400-$500, depending on how many used books I get.

There goes my bank account.
 
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post Jan 21 2008, 10:41 PM
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The most I spent was like 200 something for a Chemistry 101 package that included a molecular model kit and the textbook.

HALF.COM

I know some people have qualms about buy used but I rather have a slightly read book for like half the price of a new one.

You know what pisses me off? That a textbook comes out with a new edition that has like 4 new words and the professor is like, "Only the newest edition is acceptable." Or when your college orders a special publication of a book that only the college has.
 
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post Jan 22 2008, 12:07 AM
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QUOTE(resplendence @ Jan 21 2008, 07:41 PM) *

The most I spent was like 200 something for a Chemistry 101 package that included a molecular model kit and the textbook.

HALF.COM


You know what pisses me off? That a textbook comes out with a new edition that has like 4 new words and the professor is like, "Only the newest edition is acceptable." Or when your college orders a special publication of a book that only the college has.

omggg. that happened to me last semester. i was so annoyed. he only accepted the newest edition. hammer.gif
 
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post Jan 22 2008, 09:55 AM
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QUOTE(yrrnotelekktric @ Jan 22 2008, 12:07 AM) *
omggg. that happened to me last semester. i was so annoyed. he only accepted the newest edition. hammer.gif



And half the time it doesn't matter! Like if there was a long time, like more than 2-4 years, between editions, I understand. Of course, with like certain subjects like sciences, new information comes out fast so the books update more.

However, when you have a History textbook and the new edition makes changes to sections about the Civil War or the Cold War instead of adding new history to the book, it's such a waste of money. What could you possibly really add to a new Histroy textbook edition about something that happened 30 years ago? Unless something ground breaking happened, like Lincoln was actually a woman, I'm not paying $70 extra dollars for the new edition.
 

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