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Old April 23, 2010, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by chriskwarren View Post
Might be off-topic a little, but how big is the price difference bewteen a college/university textbook that is print vs digital? How many books are available digital? Is the $800 price new or used?

I have bought a few online E-textbooks. Saved around $50 for one online version; cost me $120+- (Though I wound up wasting that much on ink when I printed it out to study). The other few I have bought Chapter by Chapter so I only spent about $30-$50 for what I need out of the book.

As far as prices go you spend about the same as a used textbook.

The biggest problem - You can't resell online text books. (Unless you crack the DRM) Buying used textbooks you can always sell them again for around the same price you pay if you don't destroy them.

I've stopped buying them unless I can do it chapter by chapter because I actually find it difficult to read and retain information from a computer screen, vs. actual paper.
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