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tesco
03-03-2008, 09:06 PM
I started school today (for my electrical apprenticeship).
A coworker of mine has the canadian electrical code 2002 book.
I was hoping I could buy this from him (and he wanted to sell it to me).
It turns out that the teacher says we need the 2007 canadian electrical code book.
Someone else in the class asked if the 2006 book is okay and the teacher says "no you need 2007".
Later at the end of the day the teacher walks us down to the bookstore as part of our orientation.
When we go in all I could find was the 2006 book, no 2007 books.
I told the teacher all they have is the 2006 and he says "they're all the same you can get that".

:rolleyes: It's all a big money-stealing scam.
Their first priority is to get as many people as possible to buy books, then next priority is making sure you buy from their store. :frusty:

Something Else
03-03-2008, 09:16 PM
So use the 1950 version. :smilie4:

Alien5
03-03-2008, 09:18 PM
I started school today (for my electrical apprenticeship).
A coworker of mine has the canadian electrical code 2002 book.
I was hoping I could buy this from him (and he wanted to sell it to me).
It turns out that the teacher says we need the 2007 canadian electrical code book.
Someone else in the class asked if the 2006 book is okay and the teacher says "no you need 2007".
Later at the end of the day the teacher walks us down to the bookstore as part of our orientation.
When we go in all I could find was the 2006 book, no 2007 books.
I told the teacher all they have is the 2006 and he says "they're all the same you can get that".

:rolleyes: It's all a big money-stealing scam.
Their first priority is to get as many people as possible to buy books, then next priority is making sure you buy from their store. :frusty:

welcome to world of colleges making you buy books from them. :blink:

didn't bother at first i would just steal them from the library and then return them at the end of the 2 years by leaving them in an empty class.

libary books are easy to steal - electronic tags.

kaffeine
03-03-2008, 09:27 PM
That sucks!
went through the same thing when I was in uni. The first year I fell for it, and after that I never bought another book again. Just borrowed them from the library (I was too scared to steal them :lol:)

tesco
03-03-2008, 09:28 PM
So use the 1950 version. :smilie4::lol:

pre-1980s electrical = :fear:


4 books comes to $625 :dry: How does that work?

Mr. Mulder
03-03-2008, 09:29 PM
books? :ghey: reading? :ghey: college? :ghey: 1950? :ghey:

Mr JP Fugley
03-03-2008, 09:32 PM
So use the 1950 version. :smilie4::lol:

pre-1980s electrical = :fear:


4 books comes to $625 :dry: How does that work?

8 is pretty reasonable for 4 school books.

tesco
03-03-2008, 09:34 PM
:lol:

pre-1980s electrical = :fear:


4 books comes to $625 :dry: How does that work?

8 is pretty reasonable for 4 school books.
:mellow: but manker got his signed for 2.
These aren't even signed, can you believe it?

Mr JP Fugley
03-03-2008, 09:35 PM
Actually it works because there are very low print runs so they charge much more per book. You get that a lot for technical books.

manker and Les probly paid fortunes for their times tables.

Tho' to be fair manker probly paid loads for both his and Les'

Mr JP Fugley
03-03-2008, 09:36 PM
8 is pretty reasonable for 4 school books.
:mellow: but manker got his signed for 2

2 for a free book isn't that great a deal.

tesco
03-03-2008, 09:48 PM
:mellow: but manker got his signed for 2

2 for a free book isn't that great a deal.
but it has a free signature on it.:mellow:

Mr JP Fugley
03-03-2008, 09:58 PM
Vandalism, nothing more, nothing less.

manker
03-04-2008, 10:18 AM
Actually it works because there are very low print runs so they charge much more per book. You get that a lot for technical books.

manker and Les probly paid fortunes for their times tables.

Tho' to be fair manker probly paid loads for both his and Les'

:lol: :earl:

Biggles
03-04-2008, 11:40 AM
Actually it works because there are very low print runs so they charge much more per book. You get that a lot for technical books.

manker and Les probly paid fortunes for their times tables.

Tho' to be fair manker probly paid loads for both his and Les'

:lol: :earl:

It went to a good cause :sneaky:

Squeamous
03-04-2008, 11:56 AM
I started school today (for my electrical apprenticeship).
A coworker of mine has the canadian electrical code 2002 book.
I was hoping I could buy this from him (and he wanted to sell it to me).
It turns out that the teacher says we need the 2007 canadian electrical code book.
Someone else in the class asked if the 2006 book is okay and the teacher says "no you need 2007".
Later at the end of the day the teacher walks us down to the bookstore as part of our orientation.
When we go in all I could find was the 2006 book, no 2007 books.
I told the teacher all they have is the 2006 and he says "they're all the same you can get that".

:rolleyes: It's all a big money-stealing scam.
Their first priority is to get as many people as possible to buy books, then next priority is making sure you buy from their store. :frusty:

Throughout my entire time at uni I only bought a part share in one book, and I did alright. Just use the library. I think you can photocopy about a third of a book too before you infringe copyright.

100%
03-04-2008, 11:57 AM
Later at the end of the day the teacher walks us down to the bookstore as part of our orientation.


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Something Else
03-04-2008, 12:47 PM
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Barbarossa
03-04-2008, 04:09 PM
8 is pretty reasonable for 4 school books.
:mellow: but manker got his signed for 2.
These aren't even signed, can you believe it?

I'll sign it for you if you like :idunno:

Mr JP Fugley
03-04-2008, 06:12 PM
:mellow: but manker got his signed for 2.
These aren't even signed, can you believe it?

I'll sign it for you if you like :idunno:

You'll have to leave out the vowels to get it on and Brbrss just looks silly.