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- by Sweetaprils Aug 16, '11Hi!
I have been searching all over this site for some help but I cant find what I am looking for....Where do you buy your books for any nursing program??? I am about to start the BSN program at South University in FL 10-3-11 and I was hoping to buy USED books. I couldnt find many! the used books I found were only 5 dollars cheaper than new ones. I went back and forth from Amazon and Barnes and Noble. I don't get any grants and my Financial Aid only covers part of my tuition not all so I was hoping to save some money in books but i didn't have any luck...
I decided to buy most books from Barnes and Noble. I became a member for $25 a year. that will guarantee me to get my books in 1-3 business days. Did I make a good choice?
Where do you buy your Text Books??
Thank you so much in advance!
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- Aug 16, '11 by szeles23I bought half from Amazon and half from the bookstore. I'm a bsn student as well. Do you have any friends in the class above you? Sometimes buying or borrowing from them works out nicely.
- Aug 16, '11 by CASMI have came across this problem myself. The cheapest I have been able to find is between amazon and barnes and noble or once in awhile from half.com Most of my books I also get through Barnes & Noble. Does becoming a member have any other benefits besides that?
- Aug 16, '11 by jesskiddingI bought half on Amazon and the other half I had to buy in the bookstore because they came in a "special bundle" from the publisher. The books on Amazon were about $10-$20 less than in the college bookstore. I love Barnes and Noble, but Amazon has a version of Amazon Prime designed for students. The student edition is just the same as the regular version, but it's free instead of the $80 yearly fee of the regular version. It includes discounts, free 2 day shipping, etc.
Textbooks are so way overpriced. It's really a rip off. I bought the newest version of one of my nursing books and I already had the previous version, so I thought I would compare the two. Guess what? They were word-for-word exactly the same. It ridiculous!
My textbooks cost more than my tuition.
Good luck and I hope you have a great semester!
- Aug 16, '11 by ladynscrubsCheck out Ebay, you may find used or even new books at some great prices.
- Aug 16, '11 by PeachPiecheapesttextbooks.com is a comprehensive search. They search both resellers and online stores.
I go into the school store, note the titles, editions, authors, and ISBN (if possible, some cover the bar codes), then search on the website. It's saved me a bundle.
- Aug 16, '11 by IUstudentYou should of done amazon prime student subscription that is free for a year and you get it in 2 days.... i ended up buy basically all mine new because alot came with cds and stuff that would be very helpful.. and if any thing you can get more when you sell back if you keep in good condition
- Aug 16, '11 by whichone'spinkAmazon has Amazon Prime for students. It's free for a year, then you have to pay $39 a year if you want to continue with it. So worth it.
- Aug 16, '11 by Southern MagnoliaI google the isbn number then go to google's shopping page. You have to weed through the results to get what you want but you'll be able to see who sells the book the cheapest. I generally end up using Alibris or amazon though.
- Aug 16, '11 by ooomonkeysTry bigwords.com