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Subject: Where is a good place to buy used curriculum?
Date Posted: 5/21/2009 6:00 PM ET
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I'm wanting to try my son on Math U See, but I can't afford to buy it new right now. Also, I want to try Growing With Grammar, but I need recommendations on other areas. What are good programs for science, history ect.? He is has adhd, he's very smart & reads above his grade level, but he gets bored easily & hates math. He'll be going into 6th this year. Help! Lol. : )

Date Posted: 5/22/2009 12:14 AM ET
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I've been using HomeschoolClassifieds.com to buy and sell since January and I LOVE it!  It's not an auction site and you can do free listings and have a wanted list.  I check the listings daily.

JC

Date Posted: 5/22/2009 12:47 AM ET
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Vegsource.com is hard to look at (long lists of postings), but there are a LOT of sellers.  I find it helps to use my browser's "Find on this page" feature (under the "edit" tab--or CTRL F) to help me quickly look for a particular book.

Here's a link to the 7th-12th grade postings: www.vegsource.com/homeschool/fs712/index.html

Here's a link to the 3rd-6th grade postings: www.vegsource.com/homeschool/fs36/index.html

I also check homeschoolclassifieds, Amazon, and eBay.  (I notice, however, that this time of year is not a great one to get a good deal on eBay.  There are too many other homeschoolers all collecting their stuff at the same time!) :)

Date Posted: 5/22/2009 1:57 PM ET
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I periodically get used curriculums from abebooks.com and amazon.com

 

Date Posted: 5/23/2009 11:17 PM ET
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There's a Yahoo group specifically for folks wanting to buy or sell MUS.  I use Homeschool Classifieds for most other stuff. 

Date Posted: 5/23/2009 11:56 PM ET
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For science and history I love Beautiful feet curriculum. It's literature based so for a kid who loves to read it would be perfect!  As far as sites to buy used curriculum I usually just go to ebay. Dolly

http://www.bfbooks.com/

Date Posted: 5/24/2009 10:31 AM ET
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Homeschool classifieds is one of my favorites.  Also there are Yahoo groups for just about every kind of curriculum.

I like Pandia Press materials for history and science, History Odyssey and R.E.A.L. Science.

Date Posted: 5/27/2009 11:02 PM ET
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If there is a homeschooling group in your area check with them.  The ones here in the Dallas area have used curriculum sales every summer.

Date Posted: 5/28/2009 11:15 PM ET
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I use homeschoolclassifieds.com,  homeschoolreviews.com, and welltrainedmind.com to make used purchases.

Subject: used books
Date Posted: 5/29/2009 12:11 AM ET
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I found a great website for new, used, clearance and even free books.  What  is great is that the couple running the site was homeschooled and plan on homeschooling their children too.

Check out...

exodusbooks.com

Date Posted: 5/29/2009 3:41 PM ET
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Thank you all. : )