White Dwarf wrote:freakingoutlalala wrote:is it okay to buy a previous edition book? 4th edition civ pro vs 5th edition for genty?
Should be fine for Genty's class. He likes to chop things up, and his syllabus will tell you exactly what he wants you to read. None of that "p210-248" junk.
If I were you, I'd get the right book. There will no doubt be new cases added, and you don't want to be trying to figure out what exactly you have to read. I guess you could wait until he posts the syllabus to see how many cases aren't in the fourth edition, but I wouldn't just blindly buy the old edition now.
Also keep in mind that if you buy an old edition for like $100 now, it's probably going to have pretty much zero resale value next year because it's two years away from being the right edition and there will be a number of 5th editions for resale. So it's probably better to just buy it new for $250, sell next year for $100, and you're only $50 behind while having the benefit of having the correct book that doesn't have any highlighting in it