I guess being out of school for two years made me blank out how expensive textbooks tend to be.
Here are steps I plan to take to minimize the cost of textbooks now that I've learned my lesson that used textbooks never last long in my school's bookstore:
- Check the library at the begining of the semester to see if they have the textbooks I need
- Check websites such as half.com and amazon (anybody know of others?) for used books
- Ask other students if they are selling books for classes they have already taken
These steps may take more time than just putting down the money for new books, but it's worth the savings.