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Book Return Trouble

Unread postby Divinegon2130 » Mon Dec 13, 2004 9:53 am

Okay..... how many other college students here have been frustrated by how little money they get through 'book buyback' programs and the like?


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Re: Book Return Trouble

Unread postby Jak Snide » Mon Dec 13, 2004 12:56 pm

The reason they pay you so little is because they sell them on for far less than they cost brand new.


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Re: Book Return Trouble

Unread postby Zemyla » Mon Dec 13, 2004 1:33 pm

I think you get a quarter of the value of the book. And then you have to buy the used books for large amounts of money.

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Re: Book Return Trouble

Unread postby Kai » Mon Dec 13, 2004 3:32 pm

I'm having some degree of trouble. A couple of books aren't being used for next semester's classes, so I can't sell them back. I think I'll just sell them online.
I've gotten half-back on most of my books, however. <p>-------------------------
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Re: Book Return Trouble

Unread postby pd Rydia » Mon Dec 13, 2004 5:44 pm

Our art history class decided to switch books right before I started taking it--AND it was a textbook that was actually used, every day--so I had to shell out $90 for a brand new book. The teacher helped the students out by getting a list of students who wanted to sell their books to next semester students, so they could cut out the middle man, so to speak.

I've tried to sell back textbooks and been told I'd get $2 for them. In those cases, I tended to donate them to libraries or somesuch, if I didn't want to keep them myself. <p>
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Re: Book Return Trouble

Unread postby FlamingDeth » Mon Dec 13, 2004 10:13 pm

I have every <s>text</s>book I've ever bought still. Being a packrat has excellent advantages in that you don't have to worry about not getting enough money for them. <p>
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Re: Book Return Trouble

Unread postby pd Rydia » Tue Dec 14, 2004 12:14 am

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Unread postby Vampire Jester Jinx » Tue Dec 14, 2004 10:32 am

There's a used bookstore here next to campus that typically shells out more dough for our text books than the store. You might try that route. <p><div style="text-align:center">

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Re: Book Return Trouble

Unread postby Ganonfro » Thu Dec 16, 2004 2:25 am

My campus really pays me back well for my books. I guess Theatre type books are really popular up at SUNY Potsdam.


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Unread postby The Great Nevareh » Fri Dec 17, 2004 1:07 am

Sunni Posdam? You have an Islamic quarter in Potsdam?

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There's a Bonus Stage episode that talks about the contest of college bookstores to jack up the prices of books as much as possible. I really don't understand why the books cost so much.

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Re: Book Return Trouble

Unread postby Endadelta » Mon Dec 20, 2004 10:26 pm

Hahaha.

I must've paid around 300+ for these books.

And I get 80 back.

Then again, I did keep the two novels we had to read for CP... but still. <p>

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Re: Book Return Trouble

Unread postby Ganonfro » Tue Dec 21, 2004 3:01 am

...End is in college?? When did this happen???


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Re: Book Return Trouble

Unread postby Endadelta » Tue Dec 21, 2004 7:08 pm

Since 2003, dumbass. :p <p>

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