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    Most expensive textbook you've ever had to buy?

    i just bought 2 for a combined 350 and felt like throwing up. gotta be worse out there though? right?

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    That's pretty inexpensive relative to my major.

    My chem book used my freshman year was $280.
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    Use Chegg. That is all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by debo View Post
    That's pretty inexpensive relative to my major.

    My chem book used my freshman year was $280.
    Yeah. Chemistry books are no joke.

    They always change over books every semester, so you tend to buy brand new books. I took a Chemistry class before, with a lab. Everything I needed, cost around $400.

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    Renting textbooks is the way to go. Much cheaper and the buy back programs they set up won't get you even half of what you paid.

    As for the OP, probably around $120/$130.


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    That is why I use amazon w/ prime.

    Science books are def the most expensive; chemistry, anatomy, biomechanics, physics, etc.

    I saved I think over $100 buying on amazon than from my school.

    Amazon usually buys them back for a decent price if the book is still a relatively new edition.

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    My textbooks have usually ranged from $50 to $150 dollars checking Amazon, Chegg, and Half. I don't rent them because I usually sell the using Amazon as opposed to returning them to Amazon for credit. I tend to get between 50-75% of the cost back doing that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CityofTreez View Post
    Yeah. Chemistry books are no joke.

    They always change over books every semester, so you tend to buy brand new books. I took a Chemistry class before, with a lab. Everything I needed, cost around $400.
    Yeah, that's about my highest total for a class, too. Brand new textbook + mandatory problem manual + lab fee + lab motebook came to $385 IIRC.
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    Sometimes the books were so much cheaper on amazon that when I sold it back at the school I almost rented it for free basically

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    I think I spent $140+ on one of my Stat books once that came with software,etc. After my freshman year, I started researching/asking around if textbooks were even needed for some of my classes and normally only needed to buy 50% of the books for my classes (my last semester of college I actually didn't even buy a single textbook).

    For the ones I did buy I used Amazon or ebay, I think I used Chegg and another e-version rental place once. Nice thing was being a Finance major was a lot of books had "international versions" where I could buy a $100+ book for only $30-$40 brand new.

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    $200 for stats.

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    Don't remember. But can't even compete with my law school and MBA friends who have spent over $300 on a single book.

    Such a crime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GGGGG-Men View Post
    Don't remember. But can't even compete with my law school and MBA friends who have spent over $300 on a single book.

    Such a crime.
    I hope my MBA doesn't do that. So far my textbooks have been relatively affordable.
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    $330 for a tax textbook.

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    Most ive spent for books for a class is $90 so far. My Calc book cost me $12

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