I looked for them on craiglist and was surprised that they cost the same as if I bought them from Amazon
(which has new books at significant discounts). Is it because they usually print new ones around now? I plan to apply this fall to b schools and finish my GMAT hopefully by this summer..
should I wait a couple weeks or even months to purchase the new ones if that's the reason they're so heavily discounted on Amazon
or would there be not much of a difference? I only plan to use these 2 brands only for sake of simplicity, and maybe flash cards to supplement. Thanks much.
. You'll have to worry about tax too if you live in a taxable area.
I don't know where you live but GMAT guides are very common on craiglist if you live in major cities. I'm surprised you can't find one.
Definitely try eBay though. I bought my Manhattan set for $80 (new and free shipping). Basically $50 off if ordered from Amazon
(when you include tax). It took me about 3 days to find the listing and wait for the auction to end. A day later, I found a set of new Manhattan books
plus new OG's for $100 (free shipping too). Wish I would've waited for that auction but I'm happy with my deal nonetheless. You can also try searching for separate MGMAT books
on eBay too.
I know you need the books quickly but it's definitely worth a look.