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14The Tar Heel Thursday, July 16, 1937
Textbook buy in;
how to bypass the rash hour
By KRISTA MATTHEWS
Although students may think
endless lines are inevitable when
they go to Student Stores to buy
textbooks, there are ways of
avoiding the long wait.
According to Rutledge Tufts,
general manager of Student
Stores, the secret to getting
through the textbook department
quickly is to arrive at the store
when it opens at 8 a.m., or stop
by late in the afternoon. Other
wise, Tufts said, students should
expect a 30 to 45 minute wait to
purchase textbooks during the
The textbook department,
located on the second floor of
Student Stores, will be open 8 a.m.
to 9 p.m., August 24 to 28, 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 29,
and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on August
31 and September 1. Beginning
September 2, the textbook depart
ment will resume regular hours, 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. All non-medical
textbooks can be purchased in the
textbook department; books for
medical and allied health courses
are located in Caduceus Medical
Tufts advised students to go to
their first day of class before
buying books to ensure that the
books listed will be used by the
If a student finds that he bought
the wrong book or a book that
is not required by the professor,
he can receive a full refund if he
still has the receipt and if the book
is in the same condition as when
it was purchased. Tufts recom
mended that no marks be made
in the books until the student is
sure he wants them.
Students who drop a class may
get a full refund for books if they
return them to the textbook
department along with a receipt
and a drop-add slip.
Full refunds will be given two
weeks after the beginning of
classes if the book is in the same
condition as when purchased. Full
refunds for drop-add books will
be given usually up to one day past
the drop-add period.
According to Tufts, the text
book department strictly enforces
the refund policy. No refunds will
be given on books purchased
during the last four weeks of class,
for example. This prevents stu
dents from buying a book on the
night before an exam and return
ing it the next day.
Students can sell their books
back to the textbook department
during the entire semester (August
24 to December 8), but only at
a wholesale price, said Charlie
Byrd, manager of the textbook
According to Byrd, the best time
for students to sell their books is
during the final exam period
(December 8 to December 16), so
that they can get up to half price
of the retail back for the books.
Tufts said that used books can
be bought at three-fourths the new
book price and could be sold for
as much as half of the retail price.
If a book retails at $40 and is
bought by the student at the used
price of $30, the textbook depart
ment may buy the book back at
$20, so the student uses the book
for only $10.
The textbook department tries
to have 80 percent used books on
the shelves for the large introduc
tory classes, Tufts said. He sug
gested buying the used books to
get a better deal on buybacks.
An alternative to the textbook
department is the book co-op,
which is offered each semester by
Alpha Phi Omega, a service fra
ternity. The APO book co-op is
held at the beginning of each
semester; students who participate
in the co-op may buy or sell used
books at prices that are often
below Student Stores prices. The
book co-op is held in the Frank
Porter Graham Student Union.
"We welcome APOs support,'
Tufts said. "I'm glad they're there.
If they have books left over, we
will buy them from APO."
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No drastic changes in ticket policy
By JUDY WILSON
Distribution of football and
basketball tickets this season will
run basically the same as it did
I dont think weve changed
anything drastically for football
ticket distribution, said Ken
Brown, director of ticket opera
tions at the ticket office. All tickets
will be distributed at the Smith
A student must present three
things when picking up tickets
his athletic pass, his picture ID and
his semester registration card to
prove that he is enrolled in school
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for the semester. A student can
obtain as many as six tickets for
a football game if he brings his
athletic pass, ID and registration
card along with those of five other
The athletic pass is very impor
tant, Brown said, because "we
punch it and use it to show that
the student has picked up a ticket.
He said the procedure for block
seating has not changed.
A student can buy one guest
pass for each home game, but for
certain away games, particularly
the State game, he can only buy
one ticket for himself. "There is
always a special pickup time for
tickets for the State game, Brown
State will be an away game this
year. "We only have a limited
number of tickets for this game,"
he said, and they will cost $ 1 8 each.
Long lines for ticket distribution
were not a problem last year, said
Brown, except for the State foot
ball game and for important
basketball games, such as Duke
and State. He said there is nothing
that can be done to prevent people
from lining up early to get tickets.
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