<p>would it be wise to buy the textbooks I need for next semester now? I'm planning on being a science major so the books are really expensive. should I wait until I get to berkeley and scout some used books stores?</p>

<p>I was aslo wondering that too, for L&S r44 i need 9 books so i just got them now because i didnt want to have to worry about finding them all for a cheaper price once school started. is good and, half is a bit better since they have shipping deals if you order from the same seller</p>

<p>It will save a lot of money. If you are sure about attending the class, yes.</p>

<p>Try It compares the prices from many websites. You can chose who you want to buy the book from depending on price, condition of book, proximity, etc. It's a great website. All my kids use it and we have saved a ton on books. Also don't forget renting books. My daughter did that this year and the cost of her books went down from $300 to $160.....</p>

<p>Ooops! The website is</p>

<p>So I bought my books from the cal book store website and after I placed my order, they sent me an email saying that one of my books was "back-ordered." I tried to find out what that exactly means, but I failed.... can anyone help me?</p>

<p>back-ordered means they don't have it in stock, so it might be a while before you get it.</p>

<p>oh, okay. thanks!</p>

<p>Did you really try to find out what backordered means and fail?</p>

<p>T_T This makes me uneasy about the internet savvy of my classmates-to-be.</p>

<p>Here you go, so you know what to do next time: <a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>I thought my books were cheap when the school offered them. Like $15-20. They are only a $1 on amazon lol. I love not having to buy very many books.</p>

<p>Can you find the Berkeley custom textbooks on other sites??</p>

<p>If you will be buying books through Amazon, sign up as a student for free "Prime" status which gives you free two day shipping and overnight for just $3.99 an item on most of what they sell. Amazon</a> Student</p>