Textbooks cheaper.Register Today!
- by jrinoldi Aug 12, '12Just paid for my books online and i cant wait to get them! REALLY WANT TO skim through them..... I wanted to let everyone know that if you are gonna buy your textbooks online (instead of at school) which is by the way a lot more expensive! Get them at barnesandnobles.com they even give free shipping =) I start friday and if i had bought my books through my school bookstore my bill would have been well over $900 but instead i got them for $739 saved myself almost $200 that way! Just wanted to help you all out, good luck to everyone starting nursing school and congrats!
Print and share with friends and family.
Compliments of allnurses.com.
http://allnurses.com/showthread.php?t=770733©2013 allnurses.com INC. All Rights Reserved.
- 1,225 Views
- Aug 12, '12 by Kier721Amazon is great too, they also have the student free 2 day shipping. Buying online is 10x better than buying from he school!
- Aug 13, '12 by cally527I got all of my books, brand new, at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, Half.com and a couple of Amazon marketplace dealers. I save like $300 bucks all of the books are literally brand new!
- Aug 14, '12 by Blue Felt FedoraWalmart.com has great prices on new textbooks, as well. I had no idea Walmart.com even sold textbooks until somebody mentioned it on AN.
- Aug 14, '12 by atchdeeI just submitted my order to B&N last night, and I saved about 150$ compared to the bookstore at school. Some of the books were cheaper new online than they were used in the bookstore!
- Aug 14, '12 by ImKosheryou would have been better off with amazon, you probably could have saved a couple more hundred. B&N isn't that great with savings.
- Aug 15, '12 by zoe92Go to Chegg!! You can rent books for a very cheap price. You can also buy most texts from them. I buy all my books from them because they save me so much money.
- Aug 15, '12 by RockabillyMommyYou should really, really consider buying previous editions of your textbooks. At most, the chapters may be in a different order, but I haven't noticed any differences in the information. This semester is Psych, Pediatrics, and my three required textbooks were, before shipping, 49 cents total. LOL Also, I've gotten through fundamentals and med-surge with a 4.0 so clearly previous editions haven't held me back. Just food for thought!
- Aug 16, '12 by runforfunAnd don't forget to talk to any nurses you know, especially recent grads. My sister recently finished her ASN, I'm working on my MSN, but 2 of our books are the same (even the same edition!). We aren't going to the same school, and aren't even in the same state-it never hurts to ask. Oh, and she also sent me some of her NCLEX study guides after she passed, our mom paid shipping, so I've saved over $400 and that's the online price!
Or make friends with a student a year ahead who might be willing to sell them for cheap or let you borrow them for free!!
Oh, and one more thing, often times the school library will have a copy of class textbooks that you can "check out" and use in the library. Not the most convenient, but it also doesn't cost a cent. People in my program have had good luck talking our librarians into buying books that they didn't have just so they wouldn't have to carry everything with them every day.
- Aug 18, '12 by abiklagsmy lib art books i bought the old edition. basically a cover change and different page numbers. my nursing books that I heard the student never use I also got older editions. the rest (fundamentals, med surg, OB, peds) and my pharm book I got newest edition.
I search amazon, half.com etc to find the lowest price and best condition. sometimes I get lucky and new from amazon is cheaper than used. go figure
I also use ebates.com so I get some cash back which makes me feel better about spending the $$$$