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Subject: Any Ideas about college textbooks
Date Posted: 1/13/2010 8:26 PM ET
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My daughter is a Junior at a conservative Christian college and her textbooks this semester are a huge huge expense (more so than the past).   Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas if (a) I can search for them through our members  (b) have any websites that I might can serach other than Amazon (c) any recipes I can use to promote a bake sale in order to pay for these books (I AM KIdding, although it IS an idea!)

Any ideas or suggestions will be appreciated!!


Date Posted: 1/14/2010 8:13 AM ET
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You can try abebooks.com, or if you know the ISBN you can search here. You can also search by title, category, or author. I'd double check the ISBN and publication date before ordering to ensure that is the proper edition.

I have also heard some people who check with the professor  to see if a previous edition would be acceptable for class. Many times a previous edition will sell for a few dollars on Amazon, while the new edition is pricey.

Subject: Chegg
Date Posted: 1/14/2010 12:10 PM ET
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You can rent them through CHEGG.com


Date Posted: 1/15/2010 4:56 PM ET
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I'd check with some members of the church you attend and see if they have ... or know anyone ... who might have the textbooks and wouldn't mind loaning them to your daughter.

Date Posted: 1/15/2010 10:58 PM ET
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Craigslist.com is another place you might try. We live in Atlanta and my daughter has found several of her textbooks that way. She has also sold some on craigslist as well. If you have that in your area it might be helpful. You can go to books, textbooks, then type in the name of the book you are needing and every listing with that book in the list will pop up. Hope this helps.

Date Posted: 1/16/2010 3:48 PM ET
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I use http://www.bigwords.com/book/ to look for my textbooks. It's a textbook compare site. You put inthe ISBN and it searches something like 10+ sites and then lists them by the cheapest books.

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Subject: Thankyou!
Date Posted: 1/21/2010 12:21 PM ET
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Thank you so much for asking this question. College books are so expensive and anything that saves money is welcomed!

Rose :)

Date Posted: 2/1/2010 12:18 AM ET
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half.com, or rent through CHEGG.com

Date Posted: 2/2/2010 11:04 AM ET
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I've got a bunch of education & other text books.  If you're interested, make me an offer, I'd love to see them go to somebody who needs them.  They would also be great for research purposes, esp. if you're looking for info about reading & language acquisition.