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Old 01-02-10, 03:08 PM   #1
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A sad goodbye :(

after a month of having my 2008 scattante R-660, i had to sell it today
spring semester of college starts for me next week and my books cost so much!
so im using the money i get for my bike towards textbooks.
i did a total of 123 miles in december on that bike alone. ill always remember those rides!
haha its a new year so that means a new bike anyways! until then i got my denali that has been holding up. college is so expensive
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Yes but very worth it!
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Yes but very worth it!
agreed i wont give up!
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I bought my dream bike as soon as I got my first teaching job right out of school.
You can have fun researching your favorite in the meantime.
Good luck!
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I bought my dream bike as soon as I got my first teaching job right out of school.
You can have fun researching your favorite in the meantime.
Good luck!
thats way cool. teaching you say?
im studying in the field as well!
thanks haha
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ooh...don't tell me that! I'm in that same boat in 6 months...
bikes aren't going anywhere...i hope.

I'll get rid of my truck before my road bike. truck just makes things easier. bike keeps me sane.
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unfortunetly its true!
books almost cost more than tuition itself!! and i had placed by old textbooks on sale but only sold one for 20 bucks :/
considering i need 3 text books each costing 30 dollars and up. my most expensive text is 160!
im hoping bikes stay put! after a few months ill buy a new bike!
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Look into renting/buying the electronic form of your textbooks. Misplaced my Cultural Anthropology book while moving back in Oct. Hated to pay for the material twice, but just payed for the chapters that we had not covered yet. Made keyword searches a breeze.
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Old 01-03-10, 09:12 AM   #9
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thats a good idea ill for sure look into it!
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There are usually used copies available online, and quite frequently you can get away with not buying the text. You can also sometimes get away with an older edition of the book, too. In larger classes, we'd have a couple of copies on reserve in the library. In smaller ones, profs were often nice enough to not require us to buy one. They used materials (which were usually higher quality, as well) the school had digital rights to instead. Way smarter, in my opinion. Profs generally test what they teach, anyway.

I can sympathize with you on the prices of texts. Many of my books would have been around $200 at the campus store. Two words: captive audience. Don't shop there unless you have to.

I think it was probably silly to sell your bike for books. This is coming from someone who once sold his violin for way too cheap to pay rent. I bought a better one, in the end, but it was definitely a losing transaction.

A couple hundred is not too much to put on credit, if it comes to that. Credit is a tool. Be smart, but use it to your advantage.

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rent!
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There are usually used copies available online, and quite frequently you can get away with not buying the text. You can also sometimes get away with an older edition of the book, too. In larger classes, we'd have a couple of copies on reserve in the library. In smaller ones, profs were often nice enough to not require us to buy one. They used materials (which were usually higher quality, as well) the school had digital rights to instead. Way smarter, in my opinion. Profs generally test what they teach, anyway.

I can sympathize with you on the prices of texts. Many of my books would have been around $200 at the campus store. Two words: captive audience. Don't shop there unless you have to.

I think it was probably silly to sell your bike for books. This is coming from someone who once sold his violin for way too cheap to pay rent. I bought a better one, in the end, but it was definitely a losing transaction.

A couple hundred is not too much to put on credit, if it comes to that. Credit is a tool. Be smart, but use it to your advantage.
I've had two classes so far (history and US government) that I read maybe a chapter combined between the two classes. Got an 'A' in both. Also had a Psych prof who was a throwback. She lectured using transparencies. Took me 2 weeks to realize it was actually the PowerPoint that was available online through Blackboard. Never touched the book after that, and made an 'A' as well.

The library will probably have texts of the major Gen Ed courses on reserve (mine does). You can't take them out of the library, they are on a first come, first served basis, but you can make copies.

Try not to buy- unless they are for your major. You'll want to keep those for reference material down the road.
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Whether or not you 'need' the text, or the current edition of the text, really depends on the class and prof. I had some classes where the prof was just a terrible teacher but taught directly out of the text - a couple I stopped going to class altogether and my mark improved simply by learning from the text. Others where the prof insisted the latest edition of the $150 text was necessary but I got an 'A' without ever opening it

Some of the best profs would give assignments directly out of the text, but give alternate question numbers so you could use older editions if thats what you had. Also, if you have an older edition and your buddy has the newest edition (or vise versa) then you have everything you need.

Good luck with your studies!

And if you want your Denali to ride better, invest in some oil, grease, a metric wrench and allen key set, and some cone wrenches. Then keep you bike runnign at its best at all times. And when your tires wear out, make sure you get good quality replacements... you won't win the tour de france, but the bike won't be holding you back much, either.
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Riding the Denali will only make it that much sweeter when you get another quality bike. Good wishes on your studies.
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thanks for all the advice guys
i feel way sad about selling the bike for text books but that was my only option
my parents paid for the tuition already and after my bills, my checks are only enough for gas for the whole month lol
anyways now i have money for books but i might look in the library like many of you have said and wait until the teacher says we need the text or not.
plus my best friend is taking all the classes as me and i may just mooch reading outta him
and thank you all for the wishes and luck! i start my spring semester on the 11th!
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Sorry to hear. My guess is your heart will bleed every time you ride the denali now. Just knowing.... It will be over soon.
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haha yeah its definitely no scattante. i went riding today and the denali is def heavier but im willing to ride it and suck it up until my birthday when i get a new one!
my birthday is in march and im definitely saving every penny for a nice ride. after buying my textbooks if needed, the money i have left over will go towards my bike!
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