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OfflineMadtowntripper
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I hate buying course books!
    #4629965 - 09/07/05 03:19 PM (12 years, 16 days ago)

Fucking Christ.

I just dropped almost 400 dollars on course books for the semester. Fucking teachers and their "No, you need the NEW edition" Like, this Applied Hydrogeology book. I could get the 2001 edition for 10 stinking dollars. But she makes me buy the 2005 edition for 140. What a fucking cunt. I wouldnt be suprised if her husband wrote the fucking thing.

God damnit. Thats like, a MONTHS rent spent on books that half the time, we dont even use! At least my Geophysics Research Methods instructor told us we wouldnt even use the book before I bought it.


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If it is life that you feel you are missing I can tell you where to find it.  In the law courts, in business, in government.  There is nothing occurring in the streets. Nothing but a dumbshow composed of the helpless and the impotent.    -Cormac MacCarthy

He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.  - Aeschylus


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Re: I hate buying course books! [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #4629978 - 09/07/05 03:24 PM (12 years, 16 days ago)

Buy them at www.half.com

Or used from amazon.com


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Re: I hate buying course books! [Re: spud]
    #4629984 - 09/07/05 03:26 PM (12 years, 16 days ago)

Most of those were used....


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After one comes, through contact with it's administrators, no longer to cherish greatly the law as a remedy in abuses, then the bottle becomes a sovereign means of direct action.  If you cannot throw it at least you can always drink out of it.  - Ernest Hemingway

If it is life that you feel you are missing I can tell you where to find it.  In the law courts, in business, in government.  There is nothing occurring in the streets. Nothing but a dumbshow composed of the helpless and the impotent.    -Cormac MacCarthy

He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.  - Aeschylus


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Re: I hate buying course books! [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #4630013 - 09/07/05 03:37 PM (12 years, 16 days ago)

And?


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Re: I hate buying course books! [Re: spud]
    #4630068 - 09/07/05 03:52 PM (12 years, 16 days ago)

You can't find new (e.g. 2006 or 2005) editions at used bookstores, online or otherwise.


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Re: I hate buying course books! [Re: nookjohn]
    #4630087 - 09/07/05 03:56 PM (12 years, 16 days ago)

Um, yes you can.

I've bought every single one of my college text books at half.com so far, without a problem.

I end up paying 40-70 for all my books that would cost around 400-500 in the school book store.


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Re: I hate buying course books! [Re: spud]
    #4630120 - 09/07/05 04:06 PM (12 years, 16 days ago)

Heh. I'd have that beat w/ my chem book alone on that website.

Chemistry And Chemical Reactivity (Hardcover, 2005)
Author: Gabriela C. Weaver, John C. Kotz, Paul M. Treichel Jr.

Best Price: $114.00


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After one comes, through contact with it's administrators, no longer to cherish greatly the law as a remedy in abuses, then the bottle becomes a sovereign means of direct action.  If you cannot throw it at least you can always drink out of it.  - Ernest Hemingway

If it is life that you feel you are missing I can tell you where to find it.  In the law courts, in business, in government.  There is nothing occurring in the streets. Nothing but a dumbshow composed of the helpless and the impotent.    -Cormac MacCarthy

He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.  - Aeschylus


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Re: I hate buying course books! [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #4630138 - 09/07/05 04:11 PM (12 years, 16 days ago)

yea i dropped $146 on an algebra book that i really dont think i am even going to end up opening...
textbook companies are evil...the difference in new editions are usually so fucking minimal...
especially math.
that shit doesnt change a whole lot


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Re: I hate buying course books! [Re: FL_accciD]
    #4630161 - 09/07/05 04:17 PM (12 years, 16 days ago)

one of my professors is writing a book so we get a free copy of the manuscript. as for my other classes, ill probably end up spending like 50$ this semester.


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Re: I hate buying course books! [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #4630197 - 09/07/05 04:21 PM (12 years, 16 days ago)

Ah, I'm glad I'm in the humanities, our books are cheaper and less frequently updated.


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Re: I hate buying course books! [Re: spud]
    #4630523 - 09/07/05 05:35 PM (12 years, 16 days ago)

this thread inspired me to look up my books, but the schools website wont list the isbn, so i have to go get them manualy to make sure i get the right ones... so lame... but they want 300 for the books i need, and half.com looks like there cheaper, if i'm looking at the right ones


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Re: I hate buying course books! [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #4630766 - 09/07/05 06:34 PM (12 years, 16 days ago)

I'm not even going to buy books for my first 2 classes since I've already taken them. I don't even really pay attention, I'm just taking the class so I can take the certification test for free and have any memory refreshed.


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Re: I hate buying course books! [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #4630779 - 09/07/05 06:35 PM (12 years, 16 days ago)

One of my professors is cool; he says to get whatver edition because they're basically the same


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Re: I hate buying course books! [Re: Boom]
    #4630869 - 09/07/05 06:52 PM (12 years, 16 days ago)

my girlfiend had to pay $100 for a used english book and amazon had the same one for $40!! used


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Re: I hate buying course books! [Re: kingfish4200]
    #4630918 - 09/07/05 07:02 PM (12 years, 16 days ago)

I spent $335 on my course books this semester. Not my money, though. A brotha got a handout from the man.


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Re: I hate buying course books! [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #4631537 - 09/07/05 09:19 PM (12 years, 16 days ago)

The sad thing is when you go to sell it back after the semester you'll get like 30 bucks. I imagine I have spent close to $3500 on books for college over the years. :tongue:


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Re: I hate buying course books! [Re: chinacat72]
    #4632051 - 09/07/05 11:36 PM (12 years, 16 days ago)

Ha. I spent like 500+ on books, lab supplies, lab manual, lab notebook, another fucking lock, another fucking PRS since I sold my old one, an idiots guide to chemistry, an answer manual..some other shit. I'm a book whore I guess :wink:

Bio book was 128 dollars but it's gorgeous and slowly being damaged by the raw humidity of Georgia.


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Re: I hate buying course books! [Re: chinacat72]
    #4632061 - 09/07/05 11:39 PM (12 years, 16 days ago)

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chinacat72 said:
The sad thing is when you go to sell it back after the semester you'll get like 30 bucks. I imagine I have spent close to $3500 on books for college over the years. :tongue:




The worst is when you go in all happy, ready to get around 20 or 30 back for that really really expensive one, and they say "I'm sorry, we're using a different edition next year"  :mad:


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