Students at the University of Iowa –and elsewhere– are advised to usecaution with internet booksellers. Some students who ordered textbooks fromwebsites were promised delivery within five days. Many waited several weeks& were forced to buy their books the old-fashioned way — at the bookstore.Now they’re trying to catch up in classes. Barbara Dewey, informationdirector at the U-of-I Libraries, says the on-line booksellers wereoverwhelmed early on. She says students should pay attention to detailsbefore ordering from any website.Like with any internet business, Dewey says students should verify thingslike refund policies, packaging & delivery time before typing in a creditcard number.While the on-line booksellers promise big discounts, some students say it’snot worth the trouble.
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