Where to buy books on the Internet?

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wijo0305
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Where to buy books on the Internet?

Postby wijo0305 » Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:16 pm

I have seen lots of people talking about buying books off the internet. But there doesn't seem to be any advice regarding which sites to use. I have tried Amazon and the like but they are as expensive or more expensive than my Universities book store. Am I missing something? Can anyone recommend a different site? Or is my university just that reasonable?

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Helmholtz
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Re: Where to buy books on the Internet?

Postby Helmholtz » Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:18 pm


bhan87
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Re: Where to buy books on the Internet?

Postby bhan87 » Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:20 pm

half.com

You have to look carefully though. Make sure you only buy from reputable sellers. I've had a lot of luck getting textbooks that are essentially brand new but at 1/3 of the price.

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Re: Where to buy books on the Internet?

Postby aria mariN » Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:43 am

borders sell good books but I heard they are liquidating so try the half.com instead

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Re: Where to buy books on the Internet?

Postby tyro » Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:51 am

Just use eBay and research the seller to make sure they are reputable. Look for "Power Sellers" if you want to be safe and search for auctions or people who are likely not experienced users if you want to find a deal. Research each seller either way and you will be fine on eBay.

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Re: Where to buy books on the Internet?

Postby dchunny614 » Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:42 am

I comparison shopped on Amazon..Chegg..and my school's bookstore and bought or rented from whoever had the cheapest..every site doesn't have every book but I saved a lot of money compared to what I was told to budget for books..

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Re: Where to buy books on the Internet?

Postby morris248 » Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:14 pm

It just depends. Usually Amazon is the best all around, especially if you click on the used link.


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Re: Where to buy books on the Internet?

Postby Tar Baby » Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:14 pm

abebooks.com

For casebooks I copy the table of contents of the updated editions... Then go purchase my $125 Contracts book for $1.... and look up any missing cases on Lexis. There's a guy who sits next to me who bought all the new recommended editions... God Bless Him... I wouldn't pay $200 for a Torts book that I got for $2 where the only difference is a case or two... and maybe a minute of embarrassment on a cold call.

I funded my first year of law school for under $100... including supplements, hornbooks, hookers, and blow.

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Re: Where to buy books on the Internet?

Postby dood » Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:09 pm

Tar Baby wrote:abebooks.com

For casebooks I copy the table of contents of the updated editions... Then go purchase my $125 Contracts book for $1.... and look up any missing cases on Lexis. There's a guy who sits next to me who bought all the new recommended editions... God Bless Him... I wouldn't pay $200 for a Torts book that I got for $2 where the only difference is a case or two... and maybe a minute of embarrassment on a cold call.

I funded my first year of law school for under $100... including supplements, hornbooks, hookers, and blow.


i bet that was a ugly ass hooker and some piss poor blow




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