Used v. New books

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Used v. New books

Postby JD2215 » Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:32 pm

Anyone have an opinion on this choice?

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Re: Used v. New books

Postby lrw05d » Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:40 pm

JD2215 wrote:Anyone have an opinion on this choice?

i've heard from many a 1L that new is the way to go. you dont want to deal with other people's highlighting, etc.

however, if you buy used, there is always the chance that your book will be like the one in HP6 and you'll get an A. just sayin.

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Re: Used v. New books

Postby Georgiana » Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:43 pm

I buy new, I'm pretty neurotic about having other people's writing in my books.

A lot of people buy used as early as possible because sometimes you can find the "pristine" used book at the school bookstore and its like getting a new book for cheap :) I think thats too much effort and just but mine from B&N online with the membership discount (20% off).

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Re: Used v. New books

Postby nahgems » Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:38 pm

I'm a big fan of used books. For the coming semester, if I bought new through the bookstore it would be $760. If I bought what I could from B&N with a 20% member discount (because some of the books aren't available) I would still be spending around $680. If I get what I can used online, the total is under $400. I generally use sites like marketplace and look for sellers that have high ratings (at least 3/5) and list their books in good/excellent condition.

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