They don't sell, rent or ship Internationally. As a Canadian, I'm considered International. Poop. They have such a great
I was feeling pretty deflated, as it doesn't leave many options for me. Several of these textbooks have inserts (CDs, access codes, etc) that I will likely need for the course, so it would be more sensible to buy them new as used doesn't guarantee those things will be included or, if they are, still accessible.
So, I perused the Amazon.com website instead and actually found some good deals on new books there. Because the dollars aren't that far apart right now, I'm still saving money and they're new items to boot. I bought 4 textbooks:
Amazon.ca price: $391.57 (free shipping)
Amazon.com price: $346.37 (incl. $20.95 shipping & $15.50 import fee)
I also bought two textbooks from Amazon.ca for $159.61 (free shipping) because they didn't have them on the US site. That leaves three, which I've made a note of. I'm hoping that by the time the books arrive, I'll have my income tax return. That, plus the money I've already set aside to cover school expenses, will cover the whole cost so far. :)
I'm still feeling overall that this is the right thing for me to do, but my friends (mostly Europeans who don't quite get this whole "quit-your-job-and-go-back-to-school" thing) have barely managed a blip of excitement for me. It just hurts a little, that's all, and has me questioning if it really IS the best thing to do. But I know that I need to do this if I want a new job - part of the updated application requirement is inclusion of a copy of your certificate! There's just no point at all applying without it.
And besides, I've already started a countdown as to how many days I have left to work (170 as of today)...
*Updated: I've removed my Followers list, not because I don't want to know who you all are, but because there's something gone wrong with the code and it's disappeared on its own! I can't find the "friend connect setting" it's talking about to fix it... >:(