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I've just bought a bunch of books in preparation for my first year at uni. In total they cost me £300. How much have you/will you spend on books this year? If applicable, how much did you spend on books in previous years? What are you studying?
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I spent about £250 on my first year... and I'm paying around the same price for my second year I'm going to have a nice little collection of Economics and management textbooks when I'm through with university
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I spent £110 on 3 books (well my parents/grandma did). There was a list of 10, 1 of which I'd already read, and felt it only necessary to get a couple. There are libraries for a reason.
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In first year they cost me £250ish, second year around £180 - I shopped around ALOT and bought them second hand where I could, third year I've managed to only spend £50; buying one first hand and 2 second hand. Got lucky though, 2 modules don't require textbooks this yr yay!! xx
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For my first year I spent around £160 and used most of them although there were one or two I didn't even open.

For second year I've bought book off the comp/prelim reading for each course and it has come to just under £40.
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(Original post by affinity89)
For my first year I spent around £160 and used most of them although there were one or two I didn't even open.

For second year I've bought book off the comp/prelim reading for each course and it has come to just under £40.
comparative and preliminary?
I don't get the sentence either. How did you manage to come under 40£?
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Four books for about £110, one more to go.
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I spent around £100 for two module books, two dictionaries and a grammar book.
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comparative and preliminary?
I don't get the sentence either. How did you manage to come under 40£?
Preliminary and/or complusory. I bought one book for each of my courses from the lists provided and in total, the cost was around £38. I bought three of them second hand saving, in total, £40 off the RRP for new copies.
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Preliminary and/or complusory. I bought one book for each of my courses from the lists provided and in total, the cost was around £38. I bought three of them second hand saving, in total, £40 off the RRP for new copies.
Okay, thank you very much
I hope there are second hand-book offers from other students.
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Going into my final year (geography degree) and will have spent a total of £6.99 on books. The library hasn't failed me yet.
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I spent £0.00 on books and didn't visit the library once. Computer Science is fun, kids!
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I intend on buying none
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£200and something stupid

Most were ~£40/50 ....6 units. I got a couple cheap off amazon. What a waste. The course material my uni provided was enough.
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So far I've spent none for my first year as my parents have all the essential books between them
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my brother spent $410 on books. he's pre-pharmacy but in america he has to study economics/english/other things as well so it adds on.
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some people spend over $1,000/year at my high school too (i work at the book store during the summer so i see the totals). it's ridiculous.
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Nothing! I go to the library
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