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So anybody have an idea why amazon.com has FA 2009 this week and Barnes and Nobles is only coming out with it on January 9th?
 

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Because it was originally planned on being released on January 9th, but McGraw-Hill (Amazon also possibly) have had it available since December 11th.

If you order through BN right now you'll get 25% off your order if you use the coupon code that's expiring tonight (plus a little more if your a BN member). So you're talking FA 2009 for about $20
 

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B&N is much cheaper right now. I bought mine a couple days ago for $28 total and just received an email that it is shipping Monday.

Right now, the prices have gone up a bit, but it is $28 pre-tax for members.
 
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Idk how much it is at Borders vs. Amazon, but you can often find a 30% off coupon code for Borders if you do a google search.
 

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Because it was originally planned on being released on January 9th, but McGraw-Hill (Amazon also possibly) have had it available since December 11th.

If you order through BN right now you'll get 25% off your order if you use the coupon code that's expiring tonight (plus a little more if your a BN member). So you're talking FA 2009 for about $20

It probably does cost just that much without the errata list :laugh:
 

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I got First Aid 2009 from B&N as well and it ended up being $23 including tax.
Should be here next week.
 

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Well, I have FA09 in hand :D
Got mine last week too. I originally pre-ordered it 6 months ago, but for some reason Amazon didn't ship it when it came out, so I canceled the my pre-order and bought it again. It was here the very next day (Dec 23).
 

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i just saw the FA 2009, its two books right?
one that is organ system and the other is basic science principles.

i suppose i'm biased since i've been using 2008 for so long but i'm not sure if i like the text book format of the new one.

anyone elses thoughts?
 

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i just saw the FA 2009, its two books right?
one that is organ system and the other is basic science principles.

i suppose i'm biased since i've been using 2008 for so long but i'm not sure if i like the text book format of the new one.
Well they do have:
First Aid for the Basic Sciences Organ Systems
First Aid for the Basic Sciences General Principles
First Aid 2009

But those first two books are a more complete review of the first two years. The FA2009 and FA2008 are very similar, but FA2009 updated to reflect feedback from the 2008 exam.
 
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ok i didn't realize there was a 3rd book. thanks for the clarification.
 

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Does anyone know why amazon's price is still at full price for First Aid 2009? I thought amazon usually discounts their books, at least similar to barnes and nobles price. I prefer to buy through amazon because I have a prime account.
 

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Does anyone know why amazon's price is still at full price for First Aid 2009? I thought amazon usually discounts their books, at least similar to barnes and nobles price. I prefer to buy through amazon because I have a prime account.
They used to match prices for 30 days, so if their prices went down after you purchased a product they would give you the difference back. They dropped that policy back in September '08. I think it'll be full price as long as they can milk us to pay :).

[I just checked the B&N price... I regret buying it from Amazon :(.. I have both Prime and B&N member card]
 
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