My son hasn't figured out the student used book network, either, so I'm
guessing there isn't anything formal. He has shared textbooks on occasion (I
don't recommend this method, since both kids often need it at the same time
for studying), but mostly has bought from the bookstore, despite my requests
to use a cheaper alternative. (Can you tell that organization and planning
aren't his strong suits? <g>)
The bookstore does run out of books, though, sometimes and I remember that
one year I had to order directly from the publisher because the prof was
using an old edition of the book. Luckily, the publisher had some still
sitting around and even discounted them for me.
I've often thought that a published book list somewhere for the classes
would be very useful. The bookstore must get one in order to place their
orders, so the profs must all do something in advance anyway. This would cut
down on the E-mails/calls each professor is answering from the plan-ahead
students. Just musing out loud (as usual <g>).
On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 10:52 AM, Jenny Guy <jenstermeister@...>wrote:
> My son has not had much success finding cheap used books at the bookstore,
> and he says they don't pay much to buy them back. I try to order them used
> on Amazon, and I re-sell the expensive ones on Amazon. If the professor
> tell your child what order they'll be reading them in, he/she can buy the
> 1st couple at the bookstore, and you can order the rest.
> I'm curious to hear what others say; I've wondered for 2 yrs why there
> aren't many cheap used books at the bookstore, and also if there's a
> network George hasn't figured out.
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