Just an update on my previous post Used Book Scavanging for 2011-2012 School Year. I have completed my checklist of books to buy for the Sonlight Core D + E Condensed American History! My grand total was $145. I shopped at Homeschool Classifieds, Thriftbooks.com (which offers free shipping!), Half.com, and Wonder Book & Video.
Wonder Book was having (and still is through the end of July) a buy one, get one free sale on all children's, young adults & religious books. We have at least 3 stores in our immediate area and I shopped at each one to try to get the most I could. While I was there I found a nice homeschool section and I was able to add a few Abeka readers to our study on American History.
Homeschool Classifieds is my other favorite place to shop for used curriculum. I was able to find a used Instructor's Guide for $25 when I was ready to pay full price ($63) for it.
Considering our county has the highest number of homeschooler's in the state of MD I didn't want to rely on the library to have the books I needed when I needed them. Even though we are regular weekly to bi-weekly library visitors, I just didn't want to have to go through the stress of tracking down the books and worrying about what to do if I couldn't find them, having to return them in time, etc. I already pay exorbitant late fees as it is *slapping forehead*! It's such a relief to have all my books ready to go, and plus, I can resell the entire set when I'm finished.
Now I just need to get all my other subjects! Ha.
One more month til school!