« on: December 18, 2004, 03:10:39 AM »
i prefer used books hands down. unfortunately, my first semester i could only find a quarter of my books used if that.
i don't understand why people are so afraid of markings in the book. i'm not very smart, so i found a lot of the highlighting in a couple of books extemely helpful...there was a lot of important stuff i wouldn't have noticed if it wasn't highlighted. at the same time the counter argument is if someone less intelligent than you highlighted it, you're in trouble. but the way i see it, stupid people don't go to law school, and if you mark your book with a different method than the previous owner you can easily skip whatever they put into the book anyway. so either way, turning a $700/semester expense into 450-500 is definitely worth it.