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I graduated college years ago, but I still have most of my common core textbooks. I have noticed theyre still used today and I could probably get good money for them. do you still keep yours?
 

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Chucked them on eBay the day after each semester. Only kept the ones I wouldn't make any money on, or I really found actually useful.
 

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Sell em to anyone, but the college bookstores. Unless you want to retake classes for no reason.
 

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I sold most of mine, just kept the design books for reference. I wish I had kept my intro to DC circuits textbook though, it would come in handy sometimes as a memory jogger.
 

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I'm sure History lessons in those books will change from year to year. Won't be long and people won't know what the 2nd is.
 

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I kept my college engineering, physics, chemistry and vintage Penthouse. Circa 1976. Some history and sociology still around. English and calculus long gone. FORTRAN text and the punch cards gone too.
 

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Bought text books for my classes every year except my senior year. The ones that I did buy books for, sold them as soon as I could, as "new" versions come out almost on an annual basis. "Oh we forgot a comma in that sentence on page 236, time for a new version"
 

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I like to keep them. Looking at them on my shelf reminds me of the stuff I read in them. And a lot of books lose more than %50 value within a year or two after you buy them, which just doesn't make it worth it to me.
 

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I kept all of my Psyc books because they can be used as references for papers in future college course. My Math books i shipped to my kid when she was in HS because she was bored with HS math. I do have a few Criminal Justice books that I have holding ip something to keep it level. I keep the history and Western Civ books because they are interesting to reread. No I don't sell my books.
 

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Depending on your major, I would keep the ones that you could use as reference in your career.
The rest I would sell back to your college bookstore or to Amazon.
Amazon will pay for shipping and give you an Amazon gift card.
C.B.
 

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most of these books are for structural engineering, but since ill never work in that field I dont think ill have a use for them.
 

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Keep'em if there is an ounce of a chance the info is useful but by what you just stated probable not. I agree on the EBay deal just be VERY specific on what the book is....

EBays book site is www.half.com I believe.

I kept ALL of my text books as well as every notebook, journal and FILE from my associates, undergrad and grad(s) degrees. Why? Because that is MY intellectual property that I went through hell to get.
 

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It is fun to go over the "environmental" texts from 1970. According to them we should now be dead from mass starvation, air pollution, pesticide poisoning, drought and a new ice age.
 

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Sell them all before they are worth nothing. If they are already not worth anything keep the sentimental ones...
 

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No. Textbooks are useless after you graduated. I do keep reference books like Korn&Korn's Mathematical Handbook or Horowitz&Hill's The Art of Electronics.
 

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Only kept the ones I couldn't turn into cash. They're good for propping up stuff.
 
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