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167 Post author: lukeprog 16 January 2011 08:30AM

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Comment author: jsalvatier 17 January 2011 04:27:01PM 5 points [-]

Since many people will be buying books here, this is a good place to recommend that people use a book-price search engine to find the best possible price on a book. I have found the best one to be BooksPrice. DealOz is also decent. I am not affiliated with either of these in any way.

Comment author: anonym 20 January 2011 05:39:34AM 1 point [-]

There are also price alert services that will email you when a book reaches a certain price. I've found this really useful, because while the latest version of a textbook might be $100 new and $60 used, you can sometimes get the same version used in great condition for much lower than the normal used price, especially after the end of a semester.

This is really useful when you don't need the book soon but know that you'd like to buy it at some point.