Welcome to BookScramble 101; I'll be your Info Maven for this search; as a grad student, I do this three times a year, guaranteed.?
Best search engine for books is www.bublos.com
? (in my experience).? You can search by title or ISBN# (you can get ISBN # by going to Amazon and finding the book, and then copy and paste the ISBN # you find under Product Details)? Bublos will take either ISBN 10 or 13.?? This works best for single copies.? Best price found was $18.99 for a used copy on Amazon.? Don't forget to include shipping for third party listings (usually $3.49).
If y'all want to get together and order, Amazon Prime is a good way to go.? Amazon list price is $26.99, and there would not be shipping, so it works out very comparably with used books, without the uncertainty.?
Also possible is listings on Ebay and Half.com.? Best price currently on Ebay is $20.97, but watch out for the shipping charge of $3.49.? Add into that the condition is descirbed as "acceptable" and for the two buck difference, you'd be better off going with a new copy from Amazon, and not having to worry about the thing showing up late or in poor condition.
Half.com has a copy listed at $18.00, but remember you still have to pay $3.49 for shipping, which brings the price up to $21.49.. for a used copy which will arrive when they get around to shipping it (from Arizona, four days+, guaranteed).?
Last option; local bookstores.? You can search by computer inventory on Borders or Barnes and Noble, but you will probably pay list price.? If you are a member of theirs, you may have a coupon that could help you out....? and don't forget Halfprice Books.? The main problem is that their inventory isn't computerized, so you have to be dedicated in searching and lucky.? This is where I found my copy, thanks to a classmate.? But I had been searching for a copy that I felt that I could afford for over a year.? You don't have that much time....really.
Really last option; borrow it from your local library.? If you are really broke, this has charm, especially if you can remember to renew before the due date.? The likeihood that you will be able to hang onto a copy as long as your going to need it is pretty low, but not a bad option to consider, if you need a copy to use while you search for a copy of your own that you can afford.
I have my copy of Head First HTML, but will be joining y'all in the search for the other books required.? Best of luck with whatever you choose.? IMHO, make sure to include the price of the time you're going to waste in search of...and add in the Durm und Strang of uncertain shipping and condition, and the usual best shot is new from Amazon, with shipping by Amazon Prime.? Aoirthoir has been generous in offering to order for folks.? I recommend that you take him up on it...
Linda Doll, MS/MLIS
On Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 6:04 PM, Aoirthoir An Broc <[address removed]>
I have amazon Prime, which means I do not pay anything for shipping. So the cost ends up being the same.
Keep in mind you don't have to buy all of the books at once. The one you must have at the start of the course is the Head First book. The others you can get in the coming weeks.
So my point is, if folks want to order, they can always paypal me the money (or cash it to me) and I will order their books and reduce the cost for shipping.
--- On Fri, 8/6/10, October Calkins <[address removed]> wrote:
> From: October Calkins <[address removed]>
> Subject: Re: [webdesign-396] books and rides
> To: [address removed]> Date: Friday, August 6, 2010, 2:04 PM
> I did that & it showed none so i
> gave up, I'll probably play w/ it again later...
> Unfortunately on amazon because all the books came from
> separate sources? the total w/ shipping jumped to $50,
> so I'm taking time to think & further investigate...
> Sent from my iPhone 3G S
> On Aug 6, 2010, at 1:38 PM, Doug <[address removed]>
> > I just saw the book for 8 on ebay, but it was an
> EXPIRED ad!? After
> > looking at this for a few days I think we might be
> better off on our
> > own and buy used books.? Trying to organize and
> collect money first
> > (because I can't afford to pay for everything up
> front) is going to
> > take too long and I don't want to hold anybody
> up.? But use google to
> > find them.
> > 1 go to google
> > 2 click shopping
> > 3 copy the exact title from somewhere that you know is
> right, like,
> > Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML> > 4 put that in the search line on google, enter
> > It will give you a chart of books and prices.?
> You can sort by price,
> > price and shipping and a couple other things.?
> Check every day, even a
> > couple times a day.? It changes all the
> time.? I think you will find
> > the best price this way.
> > --
> > Yahoo sucks and is sucking worse every day.? They
> are making it worse
> > all the time.? It has become unusable.? They
> have no help and will not
> > fix problems.? They have an email help but never
> answer.? Boycott
> > advertisers on yahoo.? I am switching to
> gmail.? You can write to me
> > here.
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