Comments on: Prefrosh Preview: A guide to buying your textbooks http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/08/18/prefrosh-preview-a-guide-to-buying-your-textbooks/ Mon, 09 Nov 2015 02:04:23 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.9 By: Jack Dawson http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/08/18/prefrosh-preview-a-guide-to-buying-your-textbooks/comment-page-1/#comment-505277 Mon, 28 Feb 2011 08:20:05 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=19611#comment-505277 Rent Books – Textbook rentals save you money. Rent textbooks from our selection of new and used textbooks. Prefer to buy used textbooks – we have an extensive inventory of cheap used textbooks. Whether you Rent or Get Used, your textbook rental or purchase will be delivered fast, right to your door.

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By: Crystal http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/08/18/prefrosh-preview-a-guide-to-buying-your-textbooks/comment-page-1/#comment-483601 Tue, 24 Aug 2010 04:47:17 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=19611#comment-483601 I use amazon and half. I ran into an issue this summer with buying a book from half but I filed a claim and got my money back within a week. If you use online sites, use paypal just as a precaution.

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By: leslie http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/08/18/prefrosh-preview-a-guide-to-buying-your-textbooks/comment-page-1/#comment-483567 Mon, 23 Aug 2010 22:01:11 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=19611#comment-483567 Check out textbookrentals.com to compare rental, new, and used prices for your books. Then you can really get the best price!

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By: Hunter Kaplan http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/08/18/prefrosh-preview-a-guide-to-buying-your-textbooks/comment-page-1/#comment-483259 Thu, 19 Aug 2010 18:57:59 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=19611#comment-483259 @Steven
3 of my 4 classes are still “To Be Determined” on MyAccess.

They will be required by law to comply with the Textbook Competition and Affordability Act (as described by k above) for Spring pre-registration in November.

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By: Meg http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/08/18/prefrosh-preview-a-guide-to-buying-your-textbooks/comment-page-1/#comment-483236 Thu, 19 Aug 2010 12:58:14 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=19611#comment-483236 I disagree–> don’t use half.com!! They only back their sellers, not their buyers. I used it last semester, and was sent the wrong book by a seller, and the company didn’t help me get my money back. So instead of having bought a book at a great price, I was out $70.

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By: charlie http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/08/18/prefrosh-preview-a-guide-to-buying-your-textbooks/comment-page-1/#comment-483204 Thu, 19 Aug 2010 02:01:08 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=19611#comment-483204 I endorse half.com very much, not only because I use it to buy books at the beginning of the semester, but you can also sell them to make almost all of your money back at the end of the semester. All you need is a paypal account and an eBay account and you are already well on your way to making some decent cash from the books you used for the last semester in any condition. In the last week, I have sold a handful of books to people for a little over $200, which is about how much I pay for books a semester. Amazon is great for buying books, but they cut the buyback price so much that it is almost not worth it to send them back. With half.com, you just need to ship out the book to the person who bought it from you, which means more money for you on your used books.

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By: sarah http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/08/18/prefrosh-preview-a-guide-to-buying-your-textbooks/comment-page-1/#comment-483202 Thu, 19 Aug 2010 01:31:51 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=19611#comment-483202 i don’t even know what my classes are going to be lol

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By: Juliana Brint http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/08/18/prefrosh-preview-a-guide-to-buying-your-textbooks/comment-page-1/#comment-483200 Wed, 18 Aug 2010 23:57:39 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=19611#comment-483200 I found this site through last year’s post on cheap book buying options and feel obliged to pass it on because it’s awesome: http://www.allbookstores.com/

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By: k http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/08/18/prefrosh-preview-a-guide-to-buying-your-textbooks/comment-page-1/#comment-483188 Wed, 18 Aug 2010 22:05:48 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=19611#comment-483188 Two important changes from the Textbook Competition and Affordability Act, which went into effect on July 1st:

-Professors are now required to list the textbooks they use in the course catalog
-Books are no longer allowed to be bundled with CDs or workbooks

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By: WTF http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/08/18/prefrosh-preview-a-guide-to-buying-your-textbooks/comment-page-1/#comment-483187 Wed, 18 Aug 2010 21:55:17 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=19611#comment-483187 Last semester, I ended up buying the wrong book because the Georgetown Bookstore (purposely?) does not put the ISBN number online (and sometimes the author, edition, etc.)… so beware of buying early using the bookstore.

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