Textbook buyback - page 2
I'm starting the program next semester and wanted to know if I should keep my anat/chem/micro/physio textbooks or sell them back (love to have the cash). Anyone think I need them as a reference... Read More
Dec 10, '05Occupation: RN Specialty: 6 year(s) of experience in medical, telemetry, IMC ; From: DE ; Joined: Sep '05; Posts: 188; Likes: 46i sold my nutrition and life span books back. i kept the micro and a&p books.
Dec 10, '05Joined: Nov '05; Posts: 352; Likes: 13I've only used the A&P book - but I've used it quite a bit.
Dec 10, '05Occupation: ED RN Specialty: Emergency Dept, M/S ; Joined: Jan '04; Posts: 1,462; Likes: 104I sold my A&P 1 book (different schools, so different texts, of course! Why make things easy?!), my Human Bio book, and all my pre-req books. I kept my Nsg. Fundamentals books (actually loaned them to someone taking it this semester, along with syllabus and notes, but am getting those back) and all others.
I did sell the dumb books I got on the Optional list, like How to Survive and Maybe Even Love Nursing School, and some test-taking strategy ones. I don't have time to do all the required reading, so no way I had time for those! I sold them on Ebay though, and got more than I paid for them new.
If you do sell them back though, don't wait long, or sell on Ebay. New editions come out all the time, and then the school bookstores won't buy them back. Or post a note on a school bulletin board to sell them - you'll get more money than you would at the bookstore, and a student will pay less buying used from you than they would buying used at the bookstore. That way you both make out well!