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

  1. by   wtbcrna
    Wal-Mart has the cheapest new textbooks I have found on a consistent basis. http://www.walmart.com/catalog/catal...3A3920%3A58294 The link will take right to their textbook site.
  2. by   Jessy_RN
    My classmate got all her books through Amazon, 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.
  3. by   Lisa CCU RN
    Quote from wtbcrna
    Wal-Mart has the cheapest new textbooks I have found on a consistent basis. http://www.walmart.com/catalog/catal...3A3920%3A58294 The link will take right to their textbook site.
    I noticed this too. My school won't even tell us what the books are until the 19th of January.
  4. by   Imafloat
    I 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.
  5. by   skyyhiflygirl
    I 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.

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