Where do you buy your college books?

@cyberfluf (5005)
Netherlands
July 23, 2008 9:33am CST
We all know collegebooks are terribly expensive and going through my own booklist for next semester I started looking around for good internet adresses. I like to buy my books in good second hand shape because it can really save up a lot of money and some are hardly used. I go to the second hand department in book stores, shop for second hand books online and sometimes I even find one in a thriftstore for 1 euro (yes, it happened once... bizar!). When one must pay their own books they get creative in finding cheap onces . If for some reason I can't find a book second hand (too new for example and you need the latest print because too much has been changed in the book) then I will buy it new online or in a bookstore. Where do you buy your collegebooks? Do you get new ones or do you try to buy them used? Is there perhaps a option to rent them were you study?
2 responses
@harishv (151)
• India
29 Jul 08
In our college, we are allowed to borrow three books from library. Remaining three books we have to buy. I search for stores where discount is better and have a buy back offer, so that i exchange books for next semester by paying less money.
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@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
29 Jul 08
Sounds like your college did a good effort to help you save on costs and get the books you need. We have a school library as well but you need to be fast if you want to borrow the books and you can only have them for a little while, and most of the books are used frequently throughout the year. Thanks for adding to the discussion!
• China
23 Jul 08
We don't need to consider this thing, the college have arranged the books for us! Some bookd we don't use any ,so wasting!
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@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
23 Jul 08
Too bad some books aren't used, that's a terrible waste indeed. It's nice though that college takes care of all this for you as it takes a lot of time and searching (and perhaps also costs as they buy in bulk?) of your hands. Thanks for adding to the discussion!