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  • qlewis 1:11 am on December 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Bagging Books Brouhaha: Getting the timing right 

    Finals are getting close University of Dallas students and while studying may be the first thing to do there is also time to look at the schedule and see which days are good for selling your books back. For others this is a time to catch those students selling books and intercept them if they have just finished a class you need to take next semester.

    Here is the link to see what the exam schedule is: Finals 2010 Schedule

    One thing that cannot be helped is timing. Sometimes the students who have a class on the first day of testing get their books for a higher price than students with the same class doing book buyback at a later testing day. So what to do?

    Do not despair. Sort out the books that can be used for buyback early and see which ones are not needed for a upcoming final. Those books are the easiest to sell on the first day of buyback.

    Second, sometimes there are lines of people waiting for their turn to buyback a book. Strike up a conversation with a person in front or behind you and see which classes they are taking. They may be ending a class that you are taking next semester so exchange information and get their books.

    Third option is to talk to a teacher. They can see if they can reach students that have taken their class a previous semester and see if they still have their books. I lucked out one year when I took a Spanish class and my teacher contacted a former student of hers and I got the book from him. Maybe it can work for you, but don’t expect this option to be open with every teacher.

    Enjoy the Christmas break while at the same time do not stress out over future Finals. I hope to pass and not get angry at myself when grades come in. Happy hunting.

  • qlewis 1:48 am on October 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Poll: Have any classes overwhelmed you with books? 

  • qlewis 12:41 am on September 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Poll: Asking for what works for you 

    • Valerie 2:18 am on September 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I like selling to other students in my honors college because I can name my prices, whereas the school bookstore doesn’t give you much. I try to avoid the school bookstore as much as possible… major rip off!

  • qlewis 2:45 am on September 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Working with college books 

    Every semester books change along with the classes one takes. The question also arises on what to do with those books once finished with them. Some go to the bookstore and grab some cash. Others give or sell them to fellow students who may be taking the class in the future. Then there are book selling sites like Amazon.com where, once an account is opened up, one can sell their books there. I have utilized all these methods and some seem more advantageous than others. The end result though is that cash will be in your hands and that has always been the main goal for me. Hopefully I can expand on this topic in more detail in my next entries but in the meantime that’s my opening issue.

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