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Is buying really old used commerical outlines a good idea?

Is buying really old used commerical outlines a good idea?
« on: June 07, 2004, 10:12:16 AM »
I need some advice... I'm going to be a 1L this fall. I just found someone who's willing to sell me 40 used commercial outlines for less than the cost of one new commercial outline! They cover her whole legal education - 1L courses and on.

The kicker: They're about 8-10 years old.

Would it be harmful for me to trust such outdated books? Do outlines tend to change much from decade to decade? Should I take this bargain and weed out the few good outlines, or use the $ for one new outline instead?

Re: Is buying really old used commerical outlines a good idea?
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2004, 10:38:55 AM »
If they were only a couple of years old, I would say go ahead. But 8-10? I wouldn't use them. You can find used commercial outlines at your school bookstore for half the price of new and they are usually only a semester old. If you are trying to save money, I would try that instead. Just a thought.