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#7 - mastersaturday (09/03/2013) [-]
College student here.  People need to stop complaining about the price of textbooks.  Shop around and you'll find a decent price.  Thirty or forty bucks for a book is no more expensive than what you'd find at a bookstore, and I guarandamntee you that somewhere a store has it for that price, even if it's a little beat up.  Who gives a 						****					.  Suck it up, books cost money.
College student here. People need to stop complaining about the price of textbooks. Shop around and you'll find a decent price. Thirty or forty bucks for a book is no more expensive than what you'd find at a bookstore, and I guarandamntee you that somewhere a store has it for that price, even if it's a little beat up. Who gives a **** . Suck it up, books cost money.
User avatar #97 to #7 - swimmingprodigy (09/04/2013) [-]
Ill get massive thumbs down for this, but I agree with him. Quit your bitching and find other ways
My freshman year I bought all my books new from the college bookstore like a retard. 130 bucks for chem, 110 for writing, 130 for calc, and some miscellaneous books for 40 bucks. This year I found all the books online and got pdfs of them for free, for physics, calculus 3, and structural and site plans (Im a civil engineering major).

Also you can resell your books at the beginning of the next school year to get some cash monies back. I sold my chem and calc book for 40 bucks each. And on the same hand you can buy used book sfrom other students for probably around 50 bucks.

No one says you have to buy new books.
#78 to #7 - anonymous (09/03/2013) [-]
I had to pay $30 for a code to do my govt homework. Just for the code. The book would had cost more. Where would I had gone to get a better price on that?
User avatar #75 to #7 - jajathezombie (09/03/2013) [-]
Last semester I took three classes. Required classes. My books cost over $400, which after FAFSA was more than four times my tuition. My advice to college students? STEAL EVERYTHING.
#67 to #7 - anonymous (09/03/2013) [-]
Hmmm most access codes means you are taking a math or science class.....STEM major master race
#59 to #7 - ugottricked (09/03/2013) [-]
i am the liquor randy
#50 to #7 - weardowar (09/03/2013) [-]
Since i have no idea what in god's green earth someone said "textbook cost 260$", here's my experience, computer science... we had no books, books were not needed, we had examples of over dozens of possible books we can study... nobody asks you do buy any books, books are not mandatory, nobody but you will ever see them.
Most, if all books are found online for most things applications.\
I never had one single large scale project that required me to ever touch a "physical" book to read of of it.... for what purpose...
If asked, professor will supply a back-alley approach and will give you links from where to download bootleg copy of advanced study cases that are hard to come-by.
Lastly, books used solely for a reference source are in the professors eyes worthless.
He wants your words, your vision, your idea, no matter how crappy it is.
My entire Bachelor degree for example had no sources at all as a biography, nada, zilch... nobody cared i even wrote there "scraps of code i found around the webb" as a reference.
In summation turns out for the willing a lack of books is just as damaging as a drop of rain is to the dessert.
#46 to #7 - anonymous (09/03/2013) [-]
Currently attending college for a none-specific Bachelor's degree. Just one text-book costs $280 and I still have 5 more to buy. The outrageous price of textbooks is the reason I rent them all from Chegg.
User avatar #24 to #7 - jagarico (09/03/2013) [-]
I found the English major.
User avatar #21 to #7 - happycomics (09/03/2013) [-]
Yeah you're right, 120$ for a used book that we'll barely reference is totally reasonable.
User avatar #18 to #7 - coolguyd (09/03/2013) [-]
Are you ******* stupid? lol.
#16 to #7 - anonymous (09/03/2013) [-]
Students shouldn't have to shop around like that though. When the new text book costs the same as rent or more, there is a serious problem in the market. Most of the books I've had to buy were written by the professor and only sold in the school bookstore. I can only get away with shopping around in gen ed courses, and even then they are still around $80.
#9 to #7 - anonymous (09/03/2013) [-]
Dude, have you even bought a textbook recently? My one class, ONE CLASS, had a textbook that cost $260. Because it came with the necessary online code. And you can't buy that used.
#88 to #9 - beddeb (09/03/2013) [-]
Three of the colleges I have visited for next year offer rentals or the books are included in the tuition...go Wisconsin?
Three of the colleges I have visited for next year offer rentals or the books are included in the tuition...go Wisconsin?
User avatar #86 to #9 - extooso (09/03/2013) [-]
i bought one for 2,40$
User avatar #47 to #9 - yutdollacwwwthree (09/03/2013) [-]
I had to buy a bundle (had 2 books and a 180 day Microsoft Office 2010 sub) from the school store for $300.

As it turns out though those books by themselves would've costed over $600 new.
#34 to #9 - dross (09/03/2013) [-]
Copyright owner's face when $260
Copyright owner's face when $260
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#29 to #9 - stepsword ONLINE (09/03/2013) [-]
being a pirate is alright with me
being a pirate is alright with me
#30 to #29 - stepsword ONLINE (09/03/2013) [-]
also You need to login to view this link for those interested might save some money on books
#20 to #9 - jcftw (09/03/2013) [-]
GJ, anon
User avatar #10 to #9 - psydoc (09/03/2013) [-]
There's always a way they can screw you.

However in some cases you can get away with buying a used copy online. Sometimes I've even sold them for more than I bought them for. Sometimes you can also get away with using an old version of the textbook (it doesn't hurt to ask your teacher if that will be okay) for pennies on the dollar. Frankly, some classes you can get away with not buying the textbook at all. Some classes test directly from the class lecture or notes. Sometimes there's a copy of the textbook at your school library you can check out for a few hours at a time. There's also sometimes digital copies available for less or via piratebay. I'm not really trying to take sides, but just throwing out ideas that might help a few students.

Funny story... the most worthless textbook I ever had to buy, which was a complete waste of money was written by the same jerk who taught my ethics class. In case it wasn't clear, he was an asshole - who taught ethics. Everyone hated him, and he was a liar.

User avatar #8 to #7 - bobthedilder (09/03/2013) [-]
True, but I have another issue with books, albeit just in one of my classes. I'm in a computer class that REQUIRES books.
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