TEXTBOOKS: The sites where mums@une buy; via Annie EC; details
The clever mums over at the Facebook group mums@une are pretty shrewd when it comes to spending money and when they put a list together of the best places (in their opinion) to purcahase texts, we sit up and listen (thanks Annie EC and here’s your reference as promised: Edwards-Cameron, A. (2012), ‘The textbook doc!!!’, retrieved from: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mumsatune/doc/10151321727284328/)
So every trimester we have a big chat about where to buy textbooks. Everyone seems to have their favourite sites and I think it depends in part which discipline you’re studying as to where you get the cheapest books. Here is some links to sites that come up in chats regularly, please feel free to add to it, and report any rip offs!
First of all go and check out the UNE textbook page on FB for cheap secondhand texts.http://www.facebook.com/groups/TextbooksatUNE/?ref=ts&fref=ts
If you can’t find what you need at textbooks@UNE then Booko is usually the best place to go first, you just enter the ISBN of the required text and it creates a list of which sites have which prices, making it really easy to spot a bargain. www.booko.com.au
Here is some book store sites that seem quite reliable. I personally have ordered from Book Depository UK the most, they seem to have the best prices on Linguistics texts and are super reliable.
I have heard of a few people having trouble with fishpond, but it doesn’t seem that often: http://www.fishpond.com.au/. A friend of mine gets almost all her texts from AliBris and Abe, some nursing texts she has got for under $4!!!: http://www.alibris.com/. Co-op bookstores run stores on campus at many Aussie uni’s and have good deals for members: http://www.coop-bookshop.com.au/bookshop/home/homepage.html. And of course there is the UNE campus book store, although I’ve only ever ordered off them once!: http://www.ucb.net.au/. Here is a link to the ANU ebook site. Kinda excited to have a poke around in this one! http://epress.anu.edu.au/titles/all-e-press-titles-a-z
Go on, add more sites! -Annie