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splittermcsplit88
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Textbooks on Amazon

Postby splittermcsplit88 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:25 pm

Why are casebooks and such so cheap on Amazon? Bookstore sells them for over $150, but I can just get them for less than $20. Are these scams?

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Re: Textbooks on Amazon

Postby CyLaw » Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:28 pm

splittermcsplit88 wrote:Why are casebooks and such so cheap on Amazon? Bookstore sells them for over $150, but I can just get them for less than $20. Are these scams?


Maybe lots of highlighter marks and damage to the book? I would be most worried about it being the wrong edition.

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Re: Textbooks on Amazon

Postby splittermcsplit88 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:31 pm

Nope, correct edition, correct author, condition is apparently "very good." Lol duno

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Re: Textbooks on Amazon

Postby splittermcsplit88 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:37 pm

Civil Procedure, Seventh Edition
by Stephen C. Yeazell
$16.80

Seller with good ratings. What's the deal?

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Re: Textbooks on Amazon

Postby shredderrrrrr » Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:37 pm

If you're buying used, it is because you are getting them from law students who just want some cash as opposed to bookstores/publishers. If the book is new, it is a scam of some sort (considering all new books are going to cost virtually the same).

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Re: Textbooks on Amazon

Postby shredderrrrrr » Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:39 pm

splittermcsplit88 wrote:Civil Procedure, Seventh Edition
by Stephen C. Yeazell
$16.80

Seller with good ratings. What's the deal?


Lol did you go to college? The "deal" is:

http://www.amazon.com/Civil-Procedure-Eighth-Edition-Casebook/dp/1454807105

Nobody wants the 7th edition anymore because most teachers require the newest edition.

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Re: Textbooks on Amazon

Postby splittermcsplit88 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:49 pm

Like I said, I've got the correct edition as the syllabus says 7/8 ed. Didn't know past editions dropped so slow. Still doesn't warrant your attitude.

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Re: Textbooks on Amazon

Postby rinkrat19 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:52 pm

splittermcsplit88 wrote:Like I said, I've got the correct edition as the syllabus says 7/8 ed. Didn't know past editions dropped so slow. Still doesn't warrant your attitude.

On a scale of zero to internet, his 'attitude' was maybe a 0.6. Chill.

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Re: Textbooks on Amazon

Postby shredderrrrrr » Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:04 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
splittermcsplit88 wrote:Like I said, I've got the correct edition as the syllabus says 7/8 ed. Didn't know past editions dropped so slow. Still doesn't warrant your attitude.

On a scale of zero to internet, his 'attitude' was maybe a 0.6. Chill.


Lol thanks. I wasn't trying to be a jerk OP, I was just explaining why it was so cheap. I was also just surprised you have made it to LS without discovering that Amazon sells shit ridiculously cheap. Sorry my amusement came across as "attitude."

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Re: Textbooks on Amazon

Postby I.P. Daly » Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:36 pm

splittermcsplit88 wrote:Like I said, I've got the correct edition as the syllabus says 7/8 ed. Didn't know past editions dropped so slow. Still doesn't warrant your attitude.


The civil procedure world has evolved quite rapidly based on several recent SCOTUS decisions. Most of the older edition Civ Pro casebooks are essentially worthless, and difficult to unload on Amazon.




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