Save Money on Project Management Books – Lachlan Hardy via Flickr Book Swapping, Discounted Buying, Used Sellers There are many ways to get great books for personal or class development without having to pay the full price. When I was completing my Project Management degree, I kept track of the savings I made over the price at the university bookstore. I saved 60% overall compared with what it would have cost me to buy my books at college. This saved me thousands over the years. Some of these I couldn’t find used because they were brand new. These were rare exceptions, however. Even if a book was out for a semester, I was able to usually find a good copy. These sites offer book swapping and used book listings. Here are four pieces of advice:
- You can order books early – It can take up to 2 weeks to receive your book. You don’t want to be without your textbook the first day of class. It should be possible to order your textbook a month in advance.
- This is a hard lesson that I learned the hard way. I got an old edition because I forgot to pay attention to the edition number. It was still usable for that class, but it may not be possible for you.
- You may get a country-specific version. While it is most likely that you will receive the same textbook ….sometimes, there might be slight differences. I remember reading a book that was 15 pages shorter than the new version. I knew I had to flip to page 60 when the professor asked me to check page 45.
- Pay attention to the description. They will use the best image they can find online and substitute something if they don’t have one.
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