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<p>Freshman Truc Nguyen, an 18-year-old nutrition major, purchases books for her first semester from bookstore associate David Martinez, 25, Tuesday afternoon</p>

Freshman Truc Nguyen, an 18-year-old nutrition major, purchases books for her first semester from bookstore associate David Martinez, 25, Tuesday afternoon

When it comes to books, everyone is looking for a bargain.

Students in line wound through the aisles of the UF Bookstore on Wednesday, their arms heavy with textbooks as they took advantage of discounted prices.

For some, the reward was worth the wait — all new and used textbooks were discounted by 7 percent.

This beginning-of-semester scene is not uncommon.

Book prices can differ among stores, which means many students shop around, hunting for deals and visiting several places before making a purchase.

On Wednesday, 29-year-old business management junior Djino Agenor was one of them.

“I’m seeing which ones are cheaper, better,” Agenor said while browsing for marketing books.

Psychology sophomore Stacy Robinson, 20, checked the UF Bookstore first for used copies of the biology textbook she needed. When she found none in stock, she headed to the Florida Bookstore.

But microbiology junior Jon Foster said he didn’t even try the UF Bookstore for his organic chemistry lab book. The 20-year-old thought prices would be higher there.

Still, others opted for convenience.

Applied physiology and kinesiology junior Barnes Lerebours, 20, said he hadn’t heard about the sale. He was already on campus and figured he should start buying books.

“My teachers were on me,” Lerebours said.

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Freshman Truc Nguyen, an 18-year-old nutrition major, purchases books for her first semester from bookstore associate David Martinez, 25, Tuesday afternoon

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