I’m going back to college next week and I still haven’t gotten my books yet. I was shopping around for the best deal online.
I used to just buy from Amazon and Half.com. Thanks to me taking more classes this semester, the books for this semester are looking to total close to 700 bucks even if I shop at those places. However, I’ve been recently hearing things about international editions. How they’re cheaper than the American editions, but most of the time have the exact same material. Abebooks.com is looking mighty tempting right now, but I’ll end up paying more than I would have in the store if I get screwed with a book vastly different in content from the one the class is using.
So, my question is: If any of you guys ever bought an International Edition textbook, did it screw you over? Was material significantly different than in the American version, leaving you to bum problems from class mates? Or, was it the same except for the cover and ISBN? Thanks in advance for taking the time to answer this.