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There are 2 comments on Textbooks 101: A Guide for Undergrads

  1. Is it just me? Doesn’t the outrageous cost of textbooks seem like a scam? How can publishers justify these costs? The new editions seems almost identical to the old editions but publishers still churn them out. If the publisher updates the edition, then the prof is manipulated into requiring the new text and blocks a student’s option to buy used.

    Personally, I am in favor of open textbooks or free online textbooks. Hopefully, we will see that shift in the near future.

    Thanks for posting this!

  2. The best way to save money is to buy textbooks used online. Do not pay full price for a new textbook. Used textbooks are still in good condition. Plus, when you buy textbooks, you can sell them back for cash to textbook buyback websites like Mybookcart.com. You can do it all online now.

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