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Mpmav1

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Textbooks
« on: August 07, 2007, 12:55:49 AM »
What are the best websites to buy used textbooks?  I really don't want to pay $700 for text books my first quarter.

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Re: Textbooks
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2007, 07:50:56 AM »
What are the best websites to buy used textbooks?  I really don't want to pay $700 for text books my first quarter.
I like half.com.

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Re: Textbooks
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2007, 09:37:02 AM »
www.campusi.com is a metasearch engine for all the main sites that sell books.  It'll find the cheapest price for you.

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Re: Textbooks
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2007, 11:10:44 AM »
Half.com or Amazon.com for me. I usually compare them both to see which has the cheaper options for that book.

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Re: Textbooks
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2007, 08:22:01 PM »
Yeah, I use half.com or sometimes barristerbooks.com has decent used books.
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Re: Textbooks
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2007, 08:25:52 PM »
I'd rate the ones I use in the following order
1.  Half.com
2.  Amazon marketplace
3.  Abebooks
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Re: Textbooks
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2007, 09:11:45 PM »
I find that the price breaks from half.com are really negligible from that of my school's bookstore and very small once s&h is taken into consideration. 
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Re: Textbooks
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2007, 11:13:38 PM »
I find that the price breaks from half.com are really negligible from that of my school's bookstore and very small once s&h is taken into consideration. 

The bookstore where I go only discounts used books 25% so half.com blows it out of this world, usually I can find used books at half.com for about 30 to 40% of their full price listing and shipping is maybe like $5. 
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« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2007, 11:18:03 PM »
http://www.addall.com is a search engine that lets you plug in a title/author/ISBN and returns price-sorted listings from sites like abebooks, the Amazon marketplace, Half.com, and so on. Saved me hundreds of dollars during undergrad.

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Re: Textbooks
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2007, 03:29:41 AM »
Total cost was about $250 buying 10 different books from Amazon/Half. The price from the huge local bookstore, which didn't even offer used copies for some of the books, would have been $600.

Not too smart to buy from the bookstore.  :P