Textbooks!! Where are the deals?

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  1. mlw1235 macrumors 6502

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    Anyone know of any sites of textbook steals?

    eBay

    a1books

    Anyone have any others?
     
  2. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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  3. asxtb macrumors 6502

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    Well, if you are like how I was in college, you won't actually read the books so save the money and use it to buy some beer!!!:D
     
  4. mlw1235 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Unfortunately...I'm already paying nearly $20,000 USD this year for tuition and living costs. So I'm buying books.

    And if I don't hit the books...I'll be paying more next year. Stupid 3.0 Scholarship Demands. :p
     
  5. DaveP macrumors 6502

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    Upperclassmen. Get to know some people in your major/sequence and see if you can't borrow/by cheaply.
     
  6. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    I'll second katie's half.com. I love it.

    (Though, my University has text rental, so I don't have to buy the majority of my books. I pity da fool.):cool: :)
     
  7. yg17 macrumors G5

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    pricemonk.com


    It will find the deals for you, and if you go to UMR (I think there's one other UMR student besides me here, so that probably doesn't apply to you ;)), UMKC, Mizzou, Truman or one of the STL community colleges, it will even tell you what books you need
     
  8. atticus1178 macrumors regular

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    these site are pretty cool

    might also try www.pickaprof.com

    i know people can sell textbooks on there as well

    maybe craigslist, who knows

    but i need to get hooked up on these deals as well
     
  9. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    oh yeah.. and check out some facebook groups on campus. People sell books there all the time. :)
     
  10. atticus1178 macrumors regular

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    ah facebook, good ole facebook, so addicting
     
  11. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Amazon.com has been good to me. Usually I get a good $20 to $50 off my books and then sell them the second I get my grades.

    The problem is that either way my books are about $200 a pop so I'm still paying $100 - $150 per book x 3 books...it sucks.
     
  12. atticus1178 macrumors regular

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    it does.....very much

    when i am out 500 for books, that is so sad
     
  13. d wade macrumors 65816

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    yeah, thats a good idea
     
  14. it5five macrumors 65816

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    I'm glad I'm majoring in an art. My film books are ~$20 each.
     
  15. asxtb macrumors 6502

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    Guys in my frat used to save books all the time to pass them on to other guys taking those classes later. Especially all the gen ed classes. It was always nice when you could borrow a book for free.
     

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