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Textbook question
« on: July 06, 2006, 01:35:10 PM »
I'm trying to get my finances in line and am trying to figure out what textbooks will cost.  I'm guessing 1100 per year, but what I'm wondering is if it's a good idea to buy used or new books.  The reason I'm asking is because I heard that it's a good idea to buy the big textbooks new so as to avoid the writing and highlighting of past students.  Of course, you can save a few bucks by buying used.

What do you think?

PS - I was at the Harrisburg bookstore the other day and the guy said that textbooks will be available in about 2-3 weeks...I don't know about DE though.


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Re: Textbook question
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2006, 11:27:03 AM »
Depends on if you buy everything on the prof's list or just what is needed. I buy the required text that first assignments are drawn from, then go to class to find out what books the rof will actually use. Typically, a prof will list 5 or 6 books on his list, but only use 1 sometimes 2 in class.

If you buy everything, you'll spend around 700-800 dollars. If you buy only what is really needed, you can get away with spending 300-400.