Cost of Books

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gustrock
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Cost of Books

Postby gustrock » Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:32 pm

Spent just over 1 thousand just for this semester. What did you guys spend? Any online suggestions for next semester?

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thecilent
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Re: Cost of Books

Postby thecilent » Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:33 pm

gustrock wrote:Spent just over 1 thousand just for this semester. What did you guys spend? Any online suggestions for next semester?

:shock: :roll:

dakatz
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Re: Cost of Books

Postby dakatz » Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:36 pm

1000 for one semester!? Damn. By shopping around and finding some good deals, I got a semester's worth of books for under 600, and I'm sure other people did even better.

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Re: Cost of Books

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:41 pm

It varies. If all of the books are new editions (the edition came out during the current year), then they will likely be between $150-$180. Most classes also have supplements that cost between $20-100. If you have 5 courses (not including LRW) and you make it under $1,000, you did well (pass). If you make it under $800, you did very well (high pass).

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kalvano
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Re: Cost of Books

Postby kalvano » Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:47 pm

I spent around $1000, including my LW books. And I shopped around.

Kretzy
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Re: Cost of Books

Postby Kretzy » Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:53 pm

Just under $800, but it's only for one quarter, so I'm probably going to clear $2000 by the time June rolls around.

And that's without buying E&Es and hornbooks, just the mandatory stuff.

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skoobily doobily
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Re: Cost of Books

Postby skoobily doobily » Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:20 pm

Still need to buy books . . . stupid financial aid lag

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inchoate_con
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Re: Cost of Books

Postby inchoate_con » Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:36 am

gustrock wrote:Spent just over 1 thousand just for this semester. What did you guys spend? Any online suggestions for next semester?


$1128 with supps. (w/o the chrunchtime questions). Ridiculously, 5 required books for property.




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