"UCEN Book Store, UCSB"

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They sell just about everything that an UCSB student would possibly need. They have UCSB logo merchandise, computers, electronics, and most importantly, books. A lot of people have complained that their books are more expensive, but I haven't really found that to be the case. All the books I have bought have been within a few cents of the prices that I paid at the Isla Vista Book store.

The best thing about the UCEN Book store is that it is so convenient. If you ever need anything for class, you can buy it there. I think that the pricing is pretty reasonable, and some times they have these little promotional offers which are pretty nice as well.

I have to admit, some of the pricing isn't the best, but when you take the good with the bad, it is a pretty nice place to shop.

PROS: Convenience, good prices on some items
CONS: Somethings can be overpriced

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★★★★☆

They sell just about everything that an UCSB student would possibly need. They have UCSB logo merchandise, computers, electronics, and most importantly, books. A lot of people have complained that their books are more expensive, but I haven't really found that to be the case. All the books I have bought have been within a few cents of the prices that I paid at the Isla Vista Book store.

The best thing about the UCEN Book store is that it is so convenient. If you ever need anything for class, you can buy it there. I think that the pricing is pretty reasonable, and some times they have these little promotional offers which are pretty nice as well.

I have to admit, some of the pricing isn't the best, but when you take the good with the bad, it is a pretty nice place to shop.

PROS: Convenience, good prices on some items
CONS: Somethings can be overpriced

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The UCEN bookstore has its goods and bads. Some things are suprising cheap, like some of the electronic speakers sets and such. Other things are way over priced, including all notebooks, pens, pencils or all other things that you will need. The books are moderately priced, not too bad compared to amazon, but their 'buy back' program is just awful because they give only 15-30% of the value of the used price!

PROS: Clean, Have most all the books
CONS: Over Priced, buy back program sucks.

3
★★★☆☆

The UCEN bookstore has its goods and bads. Some things are suprising cheap, like some of the electronic speakers sets and such. Other things are way over priced, including all notebooks, pens, pencils or all other things that you will need. The books are moderately priced, not too bad compared to amazon, but their 'buy back' program is just awful because they give only 15-30% of the value of the used price!

PROS: Clean, Have most all the books
CONS: Over Priced, buy back program sucks.

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If youre buying textbooks, buy it off campus at IV. Books here tend to be more pricey. Their used books selection is pretty limited. Do not sell used books here. They give more money over at the bookshop at IV. This place is great though for last minute purchases of bluebooks, scantrons, pens and pencils. The view is great and they have lots of UCSB labeled things like shirts and hats that are better here than the ones at IV.

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★★★☆☆

If youre buying textbooks, buy it off campus at IV. Books here tend to be more pricey. Their used books selection is pretty limited. Do not sell used books here. They give more money over at the bookshop at IV. This place is great though for last minute purchases of bluebooks, scantrons, pens and pencils. The view is great and they have lots of UCSB labeled things like shirts and hats that are better here than the ones at IV.

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There books are twice the price for the exact same copy online. They always have long lines during the begining of the year. They should add more registers. If you need books just go to the IV bookstore so you will be able to get cheaper books. Just take a pass on this one.

PROS: Close
CONS: Price, Speed

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★★★☆☆

There books are twice the price for the exact same copy online. They always have long lines during the begining of the year. They should add more registers. If you need books just go to the IV bookstore so you will be able to get cheaper books. Just take a pass on this one.

PROS: Close
CONS: Price, Speed

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There aren't many used books here to choose from and the prices are high, but they do come through on the special orders. Sometimes they have good sales on books and UCSB goods. Its a nice location near the lagoon and beach.

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There aren't many used books here to choose from and the prices are high, but they do come through on the special orders. Sometimes they have good sales on books and UCSB goods. Its a nice location near the lagoon and beach.

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