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Old 07-29-2010, 02:10 PM   #11
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Those who go/went to college may know that textbooks are very expensive. I have about $600 of textbooks to buy (based on brand new prices at amazon). Are there cheaper places than Amazon where I can get quality books? How do you feel about the "Buy new from: $$" books that Amazon has? I bought a "Buy used from: $$" book once and it came it pretty bad shape. I want the book in new shape. So would these "Buy new from: $$" books come in pretty good shape? Buy those would save me about $150 from buy brand new books.
what classes you taking?

give me a list of your books

i may have some from last year
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Old 07-29-2010, 02:34 PM   #12
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These are the books I need:

-Physics for Scientists & Engineers, Vol. 1 (Chs 1-20) (4th Edition) by Douglas C. Giancoli
-Natural Science in Western History, Volume 2 (v. 2) by Frederick Gregory
-Introduction to Flight by John Anderson
-Elementary Linear Algebra by Ron Larson
-Vector Calculus (3rd Edition) by Susan J. Colley

There are 2-3 other books I still need, but my professors said they were cheap $10-15 books that just accompany these "main books".
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Old 07-29-2010, 04:30 PM   #13
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$600? thats seems like a lot. How many books do you need?
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Old 07-29-2010, 04:32 PM   #14
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sorry your major is too different from mine.

But are you buying from barnes and nobles? or are you going to engineers bookstore?

600 is a lot. I spent 50 last semester and 200+ the semester before that. But I have connections...
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Yup, $600 sounds right... Don't you love engineering majors?

I haven't ordered from it yet, but I've always heard good things about half.com
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$600? thats seems like a lot. How many books do you need?
The ones listed above your post. I also need another $20 book, but that's nothing compared to the rest.

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But are you buying from barnes and nobles? or are you going to engineers bookstore?
I'm looking to get them from Amazon. I e-mailed all my professors to double check that those are the books.

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Yup, $600 sounds right... Don't you love engineering majors?
That's where all the future careers are at though
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sometimes I would wait tho. Ask the professor if the book is even necessary. Happened to me last semester. Guy said just follow the notes and that's it.
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I haven't ordered from it yet, but I've always heard good things about half.com
If I end up purchasing the books not brand new, than this is the website I'll probably use. I just looked into it and they have a good system of finding deals for various conditions. However, I haven't seen a website beating Amazon's brand new prices.

By the way, if you're wondering why I'm buying brand new it's because I like to keep books for references.
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take a look at the prices on barns and noble and Boarders books. Then take off the 10% for membership and see how that compairs. I've actually found some books to be cheaper than amazon with by B&N membership.
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take a look at the prices on barns and noble and Boarders books. Then take off the 10% for membership and see how that compairs. I've actually found some books to be cheaper than amazon with by B&N membership.
its actually a school bookstore inside a barnes and nobles...even though its the Georgia Tech Barnes and Nobes that sells our apparel, the membership doesn't apply to school books. Either way, they sell them like diamonds.
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