In all of the sickness of last week I forgot to blog about the greatest deal that I've ever made in the case of school books:) And it happened totally by accident.
So all of my homework and tests for math are done in a online program called My Math Lab (courtesy of the folks at Course Compass). This program by itself costs $71, and if it's purchased inside of a book package the whole cost for the my math book and the computer code for My Math Lab costs $177. Oi Vay!!! Well in my effot to conserve what I could on my Visa I decided that the cheapest route to take was to buy the My Math Lab from Skagit, and the text from eBay. Which I did. Via eBay I ended up paying $59 for the text book, with the CD's from the book, and the correesponding answer books. So with the $71 for the My Math Lab and the $59 for the text I ended up spending a total of $136, a savings of $41 if I had bought everything from the campus book store. Not bad, I thought initially, it could have been worse. However, it actually gets a whole lot better!
When I received the text book from the seller on eBay, it came with a un opened My Math Lab code, which meant that it had not been tied to a class yet, which also meant that I could return the one that I spent $71 on and get that money back! So, what did I end up spending on my math book + My Math Lab a whopping $59!!! This is the greatest deal that I've worked so far for one of my text books. Especially since the code was so ecpensive by itself. I mean they don't even include a disc or anything. Crazy!
Anyway, I had to share that because it ended up being sucha great deal:) Maybe I should major in economics;)