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    I've just realized that certain books on amazon can be purchased used from 0.01p with like a few pounds delivery charge. Is this legitimate because I often use ebay for buying textbooks etc and it seems I can save a whole lot of money by using amazon. So let's say I search up a Maths A level texbook and click on it on amazon. Then near the bottom of the product's picture it says like X amount used from 10p. Is this literally the same book being sold. If it is I can't believe how much money I've wasted on ebay... :P
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    (Original post by TheTruthTeller)
    I've just realized that certain books on amazon can be purchased used from 0.01p with like a few pounds delivery charge. Is this legitimate because I often use ebay for buying textbooks etc and it seems I can save a whole lot of money by using amazon. So let's say I search up a Maths A level texbook and click on it on amazon. Then near the bottom of the product's picture it says like X amount used from 10p. Is this literally the same book being sold. If it is I can't believe how much money I've wasted on ebay... :P
    I buy all my books from Amazon.. .Haven't been on Ebay for YEARS! All my friends buy their books form Amazon as well - they get them for like 99p with delivery charge... Some crazy ones even bought like 25 books (if I remember right) and got free delivery. xD This was a few years ago though. But Amazon seems to be a good place to buy books (and sell your old ones too! )
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    (Original post by TheTruthTeller)
    I've just realized that certain books on amazon can be purchased used from 0.01p with like a few pounds delivery charge. Is this legitimate because I often use ebay for buying textbooks etc and it seems I can save a whole lot of money by using amazon. So let's say I search up a Maths A level texbook and click on it on amazon. Then near the bottom of the product's picture it says like X amount used from 10p. Is this literally the same book being sold. If it is I can't believe how much money I've wasted on ebay... :P
    It is legitimate. I usually buy common textbooks from Amazon for under £5, but always check eBay too; it occasionally has a cheaper listing. Unfortunately, the cheapest M5 textbook is about £15. :unsure:
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    (Original post by TheTruthTeller)
    I've just realized that certain books on amazon can be purchased used from 0.01p with like a few pounds delivery charge. Is this legitimate because I often use ebay for buying textbooks etc and it seems I can save a whole lot of money by using amazon. So let's say I search up a Maths A level texbook and click on it on amazon. Then near the bottom of the product's picture it says like X amount used from 10p. Is this literally the same book being sold. If it is I can't believe how much money I've wasted on ebay... :P
    Yes it will be the same book.You will probably get a more professional seller on Amazon than on ebay.

    Use this website

    http://www.bookfinder.com/

    (having set your location) and asking for prices including shipping and you will find the cheapest copies of a book. Make sure you choose the correct edition. Often the same copy of a book is listed on more than one website.

    German Amazon and Alibris are usually cheaper on shipping than Amazon.co.uk
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    (Original post by ombtom)
    It is legitimate. I usually buy common textbooks from Amazon for under £5, but always check eBay too; it occasionally has a cheaper listing. Unfortunately, the cheapest M5 textbook is about £15. :unsure:
    *shifts eyes down as I realise I "borrowed" mine + M4 from the school library without checking it out or even asking any teachers"
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    (Original post by Student403)
    *shifts eyes down as I realise I "borrowed" mine + M4 from the school library without checking it out or even asking any teachers"
    A school library with M4/5 textbooks?! You must go to a good school.
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    (Original post by ombtom)
    A school library with M4/5 textbooks?! You must go to a good school.
    xD It's a decent one yeah haha... But not so many people take M4/M5/S4... The mandatory ones for us in Further A2 are FP2, FP3 and an Applied2
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    (Original post by Student403)
    xD It's a decent one yeah haha... But not so many people take M4/M5/S4... The mandatory ones for us in Further A2 are FP2, FP3 and an Applied2
    The further maths class at my school doesn't do FP3 or M4/5; they're doing D2 this year...
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    0.01p? :lolwut:

    So you can buy 100 for a penny?
    Or 10,000 for £1?
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    (Original post by ombtom)
    The further maths class at my school doesn't do FP3 or M4/5; they're doing D2 this year...
    Ahhh noobs :3 Imho FP3 is much more beneficial than D2, which, don't get me wrong, isn't a bad module. But it's much more like an S or M - very specialised.
    (Original post by Mpagtches)
    0.01p? :lolwut:So you can buy 100 for a penny?Or 10,000 for £1?
    PRSOM XD
 
 
 
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