August 27, 2008 10:33 PM

Where to get your textbooks?

If you have attended the first class meeting, you will have the book list. Otherwise, you can actually acquire the booklist for most of your classes from www.calstudentstore.com by clicking on "Find your textbook and course materials". This is the website for the student store on campus. You may also want to check out http://www.nedsbooks.com/ucb/ (a bookstore right across from campus) since the books there are often cheaper. In most cases, both bookstores have new and used textbooks and it’s truly up to you.

If you want great deals, here are several alternatives:

1. Comegetused.com: You arrange to buy books from other students who have taken the same courses. The buyer and seller arrange meeting time and place to complete the transaction.

2. Facebook Marketplace: Very similar to comegetused.com. The buyer and seller arrange meeting time and place to complete the transaction.

3. Amazon.com: you get a discount for most of the books and if you shop over $25, shipping will be free. You may also check out the copies listed by Amazon Marketplace sellers. Some of them can be very cheap.

4. Half.com: You may find international editions from sellers. In general, international editions are exactly the same as U.S. editions content-wise, but with different ISBNs and covers.

Let’s try to spend less and good luck!


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