do u buy textbook from popular or secondary bookstore?

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do u buy textbook from popular or secondary bookstore?

Postby amylqf » Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:19 pm

as per my experience in primary school, i normally buy text book from popular as member has discount. and school bookstore is not necessary cheaper.

I am not sure about secondary school.
- Normally do all textbooks sell in popular?
- if not, do u bring a lot of cash to buy text books before school start?
I heard must bring about $500 :yikes: , is that true?

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Re: do u buy textbook from popular or secondary bookstore?

Postby 12mum » Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:12 pm

bought most books from popular. but there are usually 2 or 3 books which you can get only from school bookshop and not elsewhere.

My kids' schools accept nets, cash and cheques and yes, secondary school books are not cheap.

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Re: do u buy textbook from popular or secondary bookstore?

Postby janet88 » Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:58 pm

bought son's sec 3 books from popular to enjoy 5% discount and also chalk up rebates for bookfest. in total, spent about $300+ excluding school uniform which came up to $75.

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Re: do u buy textbook from popular or secondary bookstore?

Postby Gems » Thu Dec 18, 2014 11:10 am

I buy from Popular also. More convenient as Popular is near us and sch is farther away. Don't want to lug heavy books back home.

My child will buy when sch reopens for few books that only available from school.

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Re: do u buy textbook from popular or secondary bookstore?

Postby janet88 » Thu Dec 18, 2014 11:31 am

Gems wrote:I buy from Popular also. More convenient as Popular is near us and sch is farther away. Don't want to lug heavy books back home.

My child will buy when sch reopens for few books that only available from school.

the last copy not avail at popular is the social studies...bought it when we had to get new uniforms. check list is complete :dancing:

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Re: do u buy textbook from popular or secondary bookstore?

Postby zbear » Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:18 pm

Finally we bought ds textbooks today, decided better to do it before Sec 1 reporting day.

Also lucky, all books have stock.

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Re: do u buy textbook from popular or secondary bookstore?

Postby janet88 » Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:32 pm

zbear wrote:Finally we bought ds textbooks today, decided better to do it before Sec 1 reporting day.

Also lucky, all books have stock.

checklist completed?

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Re: do u buy textbook from popular or secondary bookstore?

Postby zbear » Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:11 am

Yes. Now have to wrap up the textbooks.

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Re: do u buy textbook from popular or secondary bookstore?

Postby janet88 » Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:04 am

zbear wrote:Yes. Now have to wrap up the textbooks.

have to wrap or else the textbooks cannot survive past 6 months.

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Re: do u buy textbook from popular or secondary bookstore?

Postby zbear » Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:49 am

I agree. I cannot stand dirty n dog earred text books.

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