How were your nursing books that you bought online? - page 3
I was thinking about buying my books online from half.com and ebay. I don't know though, what if they get here and have pages torn out or are missing CD's? I absolutely love the CD's that come with... Read More
Dec 12, '05
Dec 12, '05My classmate got all her books through, I am still awaiting for my school to get them in. I SHOULD have gone that route too. She is happy, got a great price and has a head start.
Dec 12, '05Quote from wtbcrnaI noticed this too. My school won't even tell us what the books are until the 19th of January.
Dec 13, '05I use BigWords.com. You type in the ISBN numbers of all the books you are looking for and they spit back a lot of options. They factor in free shipping, bonuses, etc. I believe I learned about Bigwords.com from this site.
On the other side of the coin, I am an ebay seller. I try to sell all of my books on Ebay, because I get nothing when I sell them back to the bookstore. Friends of mine who have graduated from my program before me have told me to not keep my textbooks. I am taking an NCLEX prep course and I can't see myself researching NCLEX questions by looking through my 1500 page textbooks, especially when it is much easier to find the info online. Some sellers try to make a few bucks on shipping, I avoid those auctions. I only charge actual shipping, there is a way to figure out exactly how much it will cost.
Another heads up, if the seller doesn't mention if they smoke or not you may want to ask. I bought a book once that smelled so bad I couldn't use it. I kept it in the garage for a month to air out and it was finally usable.
Dec 13, '05I bought all my books for nursing school online new. I have not bought any used books at all. My reason is that I will keep all my books after I graduate because they are excellent reference tools that I may need when I am a practicing nurse. I got the CDs and extras with my books so it was a great deal - plus I spent about 2/3's of what my classmates spent when buying them from the bookstore.