Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Text Book time again

How I am saving on textbooks this semester:
I'm having a little trouble because one of my classes (statistics) has a book that is unique to NKU and you can't find it anywhere online, and one of my other classes is an informatics class with a custom package of stuff. I might be able to find the stats book by asking around and looking on forums like craigslist, but my chances are slim. It's $116 in the on-campus book store. I might be able to get a few dollars cheaper at the off-campus one... I know I can resell this one though b/c I have done it before (yeah it's my second time taking the class, don't judge) and I think I made like $70 back on it. BTW, I never sell them back to the bookstore, I always take it into my own hands. It's just like selling a car, you will make more if you do the legwork instead of trading it in.

The informatics one I am probably SOL and will have to pay $130!!!! for it. Hopefully I can re-sell it and make some money back when I'm done.

But I have had two scores:
My book for Ethics is about $32 new. I found a used one on Amazon Marketplace for $7.11 + $3.99 shipping = $11.10, saved about a 66%

My book for Psych of Personality is about $186 new ($142 on Amazon new), my school rents it for $86, but that is still ridic to me, so I checked out Chegg.com and they rent it for $56 + shipping. I searched and found a coupon code for 10% off! So I ended up paying about $60.77 which is another savings of about 66%. And Chegg has a 30 day guarantee, so if I decide to not take the class or find out we won't actually use the book, I can return the book within 30 days and get a full refund minus shipping costs.

My french class I already have the book for, and I had a major score on that one too, as I detailed a long time ago HERE.

On the plus side, last night I made 2 sales on half.com, selling some old text books from previous semesters. I made $132. So that at least covers my cost of the informatics book.

This is my last semester!!!!!

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