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wheelchairman
09-03-2007, 04:29 PM
This semester I ordered all two of my textbooks on amazon.co.uk. (I have to purchase two compendiums from the University, because they suck.)

The first textbook I bought used, and got off for 10 (20$). That was pretty sweet and was easily 1/4th of the price that the University would offer (the university would probably raise the price up a bit higher actually.)
That book was: Political Thinkers From Socrates To the Present, for my Advanced Political Science class (sounds advanced but I imagine that it's simply one step above an introduction to political science. Hence the gay ass textbook.)
http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Y73DH5ZBL._AA240_.jpg

The second was not a bargain to buy used (or so I thought), so I bought it right off of Amazon.co.uk. The book was 30 (60$), however because I live in Denmark, and because this book is not used, and because it cost more than 10(20$) I was also forced to pay VAT (sales tax) on it, of 25%. Which including shipping brought it up to 40 (80$). And that really sucks because I do not think this will be one of the courses that I will enjoy.
http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/41YmExP3l7L._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-dp-500-arrow,TopRight,45,-64_OU02_AA240_SH20_.jpg

What are your guys' experiences this semester? Were you lucky like me and only had to purchase a negligible amount of books?

BREAK
09-03-2007, 05:12 PM
I'm not buy any books this semester. Only taking 2 classes. Don't plan on spending too much time studying.

Endymion
09-03-2007, 05:26 PM
i'm not sure what classes i'm taking this quarter, so no books yet.

HornyPope
09-03-2007, 09:10 PM
I've no idea.

Tizzalicious
09-03-2007, 11:00 PM
got off for 10 (20$).

Lolz.

(Did you throw your money of the floor afterwards?)

Jojan
09-04-2007, 12:50 AM
Need to buy or have bought.

http://www.cs.umu.se/kurser/TDBA63/VT07/cover-3ed.jpg
(cost 610 SEK, approx. 44 GBP, 65 EUR, 108 AUD.

http://tifo.btj.se/data/8027350207256354

http://tifo.btj.se/data/4939833995929797

Jojan
09-04-2007, 12:50 AM
And I need theese during this semester, and got them for free from my brother:

http://i7.ebayimg.com/02/i/000/97/9d/b5fd_1_b.JPG

http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/4164S1CP7HL._AA240_.jpg

http://www.teorfys.uu.se/courses/fmm/beta.jpg

But all of them are for the full year. Semester is just a quarter of a year. In Sweden we call them a 'period'. "Semester" in Swedish means "Vacation".

Tijs
09-04-2007, 12:54 AM
We didn't have to buy any books at all this year. But my teacher will teach us from one of his own books, so I ordered that book too.

http://www.phphulp.nl/userfiles/boek_57.jpg

Only costed me 25.

SkunkIt
09-04-2007, 03:55 AM
Any books that have anything to do with music, I keep them.

This year, a math book and a drumming book which a former student of the class told another student who then told me i didn't have to read, but i want the book anyways, so I still gotta get that.

sKratch
09-04-2007, 06:20 AM
Thermal Physics by Schroeder, Topology Second Edition by Munkres, and an Intro Chem book I haven't bought yet. It's been suggested that I get Feynman's three volumes of physics lectures to help study for GRE's.

Sunny
09-04-2007, 06:54 AM
"Getting a Fucking Job 101" and "Paying off Your $100k Student Loan... for Dummies".

I R SAD! ;[

Endymion
09-04-2007, 09:01 AM
It's been suggested that I get Feynman's three volumes of physics lectures to help study for GRE's.

it won't help. the GRE is 80% halliday & resnick.

sKratch
09-04-2007, 09:25 AM
I'm taking a 2 credit once-a-week class that's going to help prepare for the GRE. The first day he handed out two practice exams and was like "hand one of these in next class finished kthx lolz".

Endymion
09-04-2007, 10:07 AM
psssssh, preparation is for queerdos. it's really not that bad a test.

not that i did all that well, but for the zero practicing or studying i did i think i did quite adequately.

Rag Doll
09-04-2007, 06:32 PM
General Geology
Earth (w/CD)
Author:Tarbuck Edition:9th
New $115.50

Laboratory Man in Phys Geology (w/6 Models)
Author:Busch Edition:7th
Used $55.50
New $73.75

Sex Equity in Education
Hatred in the Hallways
Author:Bochenek Edition:
Used $15.00
New $20.00

Classrooms & Courtrooms
Author:Stein Edition:
New $19.95

Failing at Fairness
Author:Sadker Edition:
Used $11.25

Beyond Dolls & Guns
Author:Crawford Edition:
Used $11.25
New $14.95

Media Representations of LGBT
Up from Invisibility
Author:Gross Edition:
Used $18.50

Queer Encyclopedia of Film & Television
Author:Summers Edition:
New $29.95

Global Perspectives of Women's Lives
Sangati
Author:Faustina Edition:
Used $13.50
New $17.95

Women of Silk
Author:Tsukiyama Edition:
Used $10.50

GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES ON WOMEN'S LIVES (P)
Author:SINGH Edition:
New $26.50

lots of books. have to go buy them tomorrow.

JohnnyNemesis
09-04-2007, 06:50 PM
Everyone who isn't Sam is getting lame books. LAWL.

wheelchairman
09-05-2007, 01:31 AM
Yeah but poor Sam, that totals to like a small fortune.

BREAK
09-05-2007, 11:59 AM
General Geology
Earth (w/CD)
Author:Tarbuck Edition:9th
New $115.50

Laboratory Man in Phys Geology (w/6 Models)
Author:Busch Edition:7th
Used $55.50
New $73.75

LOL pwn'd.

HornyPope
09-05-2007, 01:52 PM
CLAS 261 - Classical mythology
91.95$
Morford

Econ 201 - Microeconomics
87.50$
Curtis

Soci 221 - The sociology of cyberspace
49.20$
coursepack


The other classes (one online, the other math) don't require books apperantly, though I already have a book for the math.

It's annoying how expensive the books are (relatively speaking). I understand the econ is expensive because science and math books always are, but greek mythology? It's just text and illustrations that have been translated centuries ago (no one to collect revenue from intellectual property). And the coursepack for 50$? Usually they're around 20. Lame but whatever.

Lol my sociology class btw consists of going to a online forum and "interacting within a virtual community". Or something homo like that.

wheelchairman
09-05-2007, 01:54 PM
Lol my sociology class btw consists of going to a online forum and "interacting within a virtual community". Or something homo like that.





Are you sure you can handle such complicated methods of communication?

It sounds like they couldn't afford to pay a teacher full time.

HornyPope
09-05-2007, 02:56 PM
Well the class' name is "the sociology of cyberspace" (im taking it as an elective) so you'd expect an online activity involved. I just didn't expect to post specifically on a forum. There is a teacher btw, and we obviously also going to have exams and all that crap.

JoY
09-05-2007, 04:46 PM
I have no idea yet which books I need to buy for this year/semester, but they're probably about something medical.

Rag Doll
09-05-2007, 07:41 PM
got my all my books except 1 so far. the grand total is like $370 thus far. oh yay. i think i spent more last year though.