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James.Hudson's picture
James.Hudson
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Tell me about it, I don't want to pay £55 for a book that will last one year if I'm lucky!
PS (£55 ~ $107 US atm)

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Dust Manchoo
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I don't know how much you guys usually averaged a semester for science classes, but I know what you mean at least to some degree. For my last semester, I had five history classes and and books ended up costing me just shy of about a thousand dollars. No bueno.

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General Specific
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Yeah, I got the same treatment with my programming books. Except the kicker was that the next semester, they were switching over to Java instead of C++ so I couldn't even sell my books back!

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Jam
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Dust Manchoo wrote:I don't know how much you guys usually averaged a semester for science classes, but I know what you mean at least to some degree. For my last semester, I had five history classes and and books ended up costing me just shy of about a thousand dollars. No bueno.

By third year most of us had wisened up to their schemes. We only bought books if it was aaaaaaaaaabsolutely necessary. We would get the earlier editions of Amazon. Once, my friend bought the text the week before the exam and then returned it after :)

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Mew_chan
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Hehe its even worse when you are told to buy them and you end up using them just once >.>

Sogemplow's picture
Sogemplow
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And that is why I love highschool!
Yay for books that TOTAL as $100 or are provided on loan by the school, for free!

Enjoy college!

Mr Awesome's picture
Mr Awesome
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I had to spend $350 for books last semester. DX
Classes start in a week and I need to buy new ones! WHY DIDNT ANYONE WARN ME ABOUT THIS??

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reformingfarmer
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i had to spend roughly $650 on books last semester...

WikidWorx
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http://www.amazon.com
http://www.half.com
http://www.journeyed.com
Use. Abuse. Enjoy! :D

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~Baka~
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Yea when it gets to over $1000 for one term of books plus $13 000 for the actuall course, it adds up D:.

Needsmoresleep's picture
Needsmoresleep
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Makes me glad all the books and notes we needed were photocopied and given to us by our lecturers....and those were for free!

thausgt's picture
thausgt
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Very dicey resource, but still an option:
http://www.freebookspot.org

http://freebookspot.ws/CompactCategory.aspx?Category_ID=165
(that's to the "Electrical Engineering" category, but it's got mechanical engineering texts in it, too.)

Just... try to avoid getting lost in the other categories, okay?

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ConnorElzaim
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I registered late this semester so I only got one actual class. I thought, "Pfft, shouldn't cost that much." so I buy the book and reading package and it's like a hundred dollars and I'm just like. >_>

Tor's picture
Tor
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http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/richard_baraniuk_on_open_source_learning.html

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Robin Goodfellow
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My school did that too, but we didn't have a 'bookstore,' we had what they called the 'cookstore.'

 

Which meant you'd go in there needing like, a tiny ruler, and while you were waiting for them to ring it up you'd stare at knives and cookbooks and pastry tools and be like '.....-twitch-.'

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SomeKiwiGuy
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Necro-ing like mad, but we have this same problem down her in NZ with our University Book Stores. Some of the books for programming are NZD$100+... Our poor wallets :(

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