Gwen (ksenya03) wrote in uw,


Question about buying books I guess. I want to buy several of my texts off of amazon because I have gift certificates thus making it significantly cheaper than the book-store prices. Only problems is, every book I've looked up so far has had a different ISBN number on amazon than what the book-store has recorded. Even though I'm pretty sure that most of them are the same edition/printing. Is any one else noticing a surprising number of ISBN number discrepancies?

I'm trying to figure out if there are online-website codes that the book-store books have or *something* that would account for the discrepancy before I buy because I don't want to be stuck with the wrong books. But surely not *every* text-book is going to come with this extra stuff or whatever it is that makes the book-store different? So should I just buy online, and hope for the best. Or wait until the start of school and get fleeced?

(I would just go check the book-store but I live too far away to make travel to Seattle possible until start-of-school/move-in)
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