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Cost of Books in LS

Cost of Books in LS
« on: April 10, 2006, 11:36:35 AM »
How much do you guys plan on spending on books each semester?

Hofstra estimates I'll be spending $900 a year. I was just wondering if that is the norm...


I'm going to buy everything used if it's not a mess.

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Re: Cost of Books in LS
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2006, 11:39:46 AM »
That sounds about right, UF estimated books to be $920

Re: Cost of Books in LS
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2006, 11:45:14 AM »
That's about right. I've heard about $1000, so $900 isn't that far off.

Re: Cost of Books in LS
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2006, 03:56:34 PM »
Seton Hall estimates 800.

sarmstrong806

Re: Cost of Books in LS
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2006, 05:26:25 PM »
$250 for all three years:

http://www.justechn.com/reviews/articles/2004/10/30/opticbook_3600.php

YOu could make the cost of the books in the time you spent scanning thousands of pages

cyberrev

Re: Cost of Books in LS
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2006, 05:42:25 PM »
$850 at ualr.  the 2L who took us around said he saved a lot of money buying them at amazon

Re: Cost of Books in LS
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2006, 12:19:03 AM »
Take this advice if money is important to you:

The trick is to never, ever buy a new book and never buy from your bookstore. I'm dead serious.

Find out what books you will be using (make sure it's the right edition) and buy from Half.com or Amazon used book sales. When the semester is over, sell them right back on the same site for a similar price (sometimes you can even mark the price up a bit if you got a good deal and other people are selling the same book high).

I started doing this second year and wish someone would have told me about this coming into first year because I probably spent less than 200 dollars on books this year counting what I make back from re-selling.

If you just have to have new books then this won't work. However, if money is an object for you then you can certainly get by with used/marked up books.

Re: Cost of Books in LS
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2006, 11:23:59 AM »
Breaking the law to save money in law school seems like a bad idea.  YMMV

Re: Cost of Books in LS
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2006, 11:25:31 AM »
Breaking the law to save money in law school seems like a bad idea.  YMMV

Richard Parker, is your LSD name refering to the tiger in the novel, Life of Pi?

Sorry to hijack.

Re: Cost of Books in LS
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2006, 11:26:23 AM »
Yep.