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What to do with a load of uni books?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Energize, 31 Mar 2011.

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  1. Garee

    Wise Guy

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    What I did was buy most of the books listed here on StackOverflow. You can find pretty much the same material in those books and they are usually much, much better.
     
  2. J-FRO

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Jan 2011

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    Location: London

    You could even offer to sell them to the library...

    They'd rather buy second hand good condition books that brand new books I'm sure.
     
  3. marc_howarth

    Gangster

    Joined: 29 Jul 2005

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    Location: Matlock

    See if you can send an e-mail round first / second year students. They'll happily take them off you if you give them a good price
     
  4. Somnambulist

    Capodecina

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    I have a load of computer animation ones I never look at now, been thinking the same thing. Perhaps I'll try the members market here.
     
  5. Westyfield2

    Capodecina

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    Location: Bath

    Flog them to first years TBH.

    They sound relevant to my degree, but we won't find out the exact recommended second year books until September :(.

    Ditto. Each of our six modules was allowed to tell us to buy one book (they could recommend you borrow / get second hand any more if they wanted, but only tell you to buy the one)... so as a fresh faced first year I bought the six.
    Three I haven't opened, two have been alright and one completely useless!
     
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  6. snowdog

    Capodecina

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    Sell sell sell.

    Try ebay ''buy it now'' or local ads. Books easily sell.
     
  7. Maccy

    Commissario

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    Location: Herts

    You can sell them in the MM on here :)
     
  8. Souleh

    Wise Guy

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    If you fancy donating, ill happily pay the postage and some :)
     
  9. DB_SamX

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Winchester

    Amazon Marketplace is good for them. ot an ad on a oticeboard in your dept.

    Otherwise, at uni, I ran the second hand bookshop for the engineering/engineering sciences courses. It worked well.
     
  10. .Lethal

    Soldato

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    Stick them on the Members Market.

    I'm starting Computer Science in September so I may be interested.
     
  11. Lethal`

    Soldato

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    Were you at Kent?
     
  12. RabbiJacob

    Hitman

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    Flog em before they're out of date and become worthless
     
  13. Energize

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    Last edited: 4 Jun 2011
  14. 8t10

    Gangster

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    Location: Tampa

    I am still interested.... *points to post count*
     
  15. Pestilence

    Capodecina

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    MM and eBay them.
     
  16. Cupra

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 12 Feb 2007

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    Location: Teesside

    ebaying big books often costs more to post than the book is worth as you can not add postage to books (or you never used to be able too)
     
  17. sniffy

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    Location: East Sussex

    Information Systems? :p
     
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  18. nas

    Wise Guy

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    sell them on amazon
     
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