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A little vent... Pinkman 1 child; San Diego, CA, United States 5981 posts
10th Dec '12

I just finished up figuring out the books I need for my spring semester, f**king 300 dollars. I know that's really not even that bad for books but it just sucks because I feel like I'm slowly but surely running out of money. I'm going to get to the point where I'm spending money that I don't even have. I've been trying to save up money since DS was born so I can eventually move out. My original plan was to move out this summer and I know now that that is not even possible at this point. Why is everything so f**king expensive? :cry::cry::cry::cry:




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Jays*Mama 2 kids; Michigan 5680 posts
10th Dec '12

Isnt college wonderful?

Reise's Mommy 2 kids; Kentucky 1724 posts
10th Dec '12

My books last semester were $800 :? Luckily for me my student loans pay for that stuff, though. Sorry dear :(

Bosco123 1 child; Oklahoma City, OK, United States 1531 posts
10th Dec '12

Everything is so expensive now days. And I have like quadruple the amount of bills that I had when I first moved out of my parents house 10 years ago! It's just out of control.

Pinkman 1 child; San Diego, CA, United States 5981 posts
10th Dec '12
Quoting Jays*Mama:" Isnt college wonderful?"


So so wonderful.

Laventure_Adventure 2 kids; Pennsylvania 675 posts
10th Dec '12

Have you tried shopping for used ones? That's what I did the whole time when I went back to school, I looked for used textbooks and found great deals actually. I believe I saved myself about $3,000 in just book expenses. :D

J+B=Z&L ♡ 2 kids; Pensacola, Florida 5889 posts
10th Dec '12

Try chegg.com its a super cheap way to get your books (you rent them)

Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
10th Dec '12

Have you looked on Amazon or something similar? The one semester I had to purchase my books (only semester I was at a true university) I spent less than $100 and the textbooks I needed for 6 classes.

Laventure_Adventure 2 kids; Pennsylvania 675 posts
10th Dec '12
Quoting Carol :):" Have you looked on Amazon or something similar? The one semester I had to purchase my books (only semester I was at a true university) I spent less than $100 and the textbooks I needed for 6 classes. "

I was in the same boat except I was doing a two year program and just hunted for the best deals compared to what my university was offering the books for. I actually found quite a few of my $300 books used for $10 plus $4 shipping so $14 isn't bad at all!!! I love the internet sometimes!!!

Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
10th Dec '12
Quoting Laventure_Adventure:" I was in the same boat except I was doing a two year program and just hunted for the best deals compared ... [snip!] ... found quite a few of my $300 books used for $10 plus $4 shipping so $14 isn't bad at all!!! I love the internet sometimes!!!"

Meee 2 :) I was amazed I was able to get it under $100 considering 1 or 2 of the classes had 2 books so I had to get a good amount of books.

Laventure_Adventure 2 kids; Pennsylvania 675 posts
10th Dec '12
Quoting Carol :):" Meee 2 :) I was amazed I was able to get it under $100 considering 1 or 2 of the classes had 2 books so I had to get a good amount of books. "

I hear ya!!!! I have a tower of books sitting in my one corner that I need to put up for resale for someone else to "feel good about getting a good deal". :D

Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
10th Dec '12
Quoting Laventure_Adventure:" I hear ya!!!! I have a tower of books sitting in my one corner that I need to put up for resale for someone else to "feel good about getting a good deal". :D"

Haha..I was beyond broke when I went to sell mine, so I sold them to the local university :oops: No one will get a good deal from them.