Purchasing Textbooks? Best ways/cheapest? - page 3

So we all know the horrors of buying textbooks, just wondering where do you get yours? Last term I got mine online at Barnes and Noble because Hubby and I don't have credit cards so I got a BN... Read More

  1. by   jzprple
    I just got my booklist today and my school also said we would need the APA handbook. I'm w/ you...can't I just buy an older edition for a few bucks and look up changes online? and surely we won't use it enough that I couldn't just borrow someones...anyone already in a program that actually used the APA handbook a lot??

    thanks...


    Quote from wannaBEanRN
    I got a list of what I will need in September, the required AND the optional, and have already bought 2 on eBay for about 1/2 of what the used ones are at my school bookstore.

    Plus, I am NOT buying the optional ones, or at least not all of them. One of the optional ones is an APA handbook. I already have an APA handbook, although not the one they are recommending. I know there are places that APA format can be d/l'd from the net, so I think that is a waste.

    I keep wondering if we TRULY need the editions stated, but I am going by the ones they have listed, just in case. Especially for the drug books.
  2. by   jzprple
    Also..has anyone bought a book that is being shipped from the UK???? A lot of these sites pop up books that are available but they are outside of the US. Are they the same book? same editions? B/c they are usually way cheaper...
  3. by   All_Smiles_RN
    Quote from gwenith
    Okay 3 PAGES of discussion about where to buy textbooks and not ONE of you has mentioned that this site has a book store that helps support the site and keep it free!!!!

    Come on Guys please mention http://allnurses.com/nursingbooks/

    harumph!!!
    I had no clue. Thanks, going to check it out right now.
    ...Jennifer...
  4. by   #1rnstudent
    If one is really strapped for textbook cash, one could buddy up with another student in one's class and each share one complete set of textbooks. That way, one person buys half the required readings and the other person buys the other half. Then, they share. Makes for a great study-buddy system, too!
  5. by   KB1975
    jun 7, '04 by gwenith
    come on guys please mention
    nursing: allnurses.com book store: book store for nurses

    harumph!!!
    :d



    i had no idea!!!
  6. by   samrusrn
    I heard this was a pretty good site

    bigwords.com

    If any editions can be bought as international edition, do it! I saved a lot of money doing it this way.
  7. by   Mrs.Priss
    I got all of mine (minus one I have to purchase in the school bookstore) on amazon.com and half.com $260 for all of them!
  8. by   2BRN123
    Go to the bookstore, really LOOK at the books. A lot of them have adjoining web access things that you need the code to use. I sold some of the one time use codes to friends in my classes, as, every website / code thinger that came along with my new book, had the ENTIRE TEXT in an online version.

    You can also purchase these e-versions of the text books directly from the publishers at a SUBSTANTIALLY lower cost than buying the hard copy of the book. Many of the websites have neat highlighting and notetaking features and most of the ones I've used/seen were fully printable.

    Hope this helps.
  9. by   KelRN215
    Half.com is the way to go.
  10. by   FORTHELOVEOF!!!!
    I use dealoz.com, it compares prices of a lot different sites.
  11. by   MarkG
    Thank you for the additional shopping ideas. I have been using Amazon and Half.com to find books.
  12. by   KMtoRN
    Quote from daynip
    I heard this was a pretty good site

    bigwords.com

    If any editions can be bought as international edition, do it! I saved a lot of money doing it this way.
    I second bigwords.com. It makes it so much easier to compare pricing. I use to go to all the discount sites to check pricing myself but now bigwords does it for me! :-)

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