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Gauge
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Buying study materials off of Ebay
« on: Apr 6th, 2006, 8:55am »
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I am considering buying some used study materials off of ebay for the patent bar exam.  Can anyone think of anything I should know about before doing this?
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Re: Buying study materials off of Ebay
« Reply #1 on: Apr 6th, 2006, 10:09am »
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I've heard scuttlebutt that there is some amount misrepresentation concerning the recency of materials offered on Ebay.  I suspect that some of the material being offered does not come from people who have taken the course, but rather from speculators.
 
I have no first hand experience.
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Re: Buying study materials off of Ebay
« Reply #2 on: Apr 6th, 2006, 7:26pm »
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Just make sure you get the most updated versions, or at least a password and code to get to those versions.  Ask about the condition.   I know my materials had coffee stains, torn pages and marks all over the place.   Make sure it is also complete.   I still believe in ebay.
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Re: Buying study materials off of Ebay
« Reply #3 on: Apr 7th, 2006, 8:50am »
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EBay is great, but there is more to be concerned about than the age and condition of the materials.  
PRG/Kayton's specifically prohibits resale or use of their CD by other than the original purchaser, and other courses may do so, too.  I found the CD the most helpful part of the study program, so not having that would be a real detriment, in my opinion.
I've read about an applicant being flagged for moral character based on purchasing and using used prep materials--don't know which provider, but if you haven't already, you should find those posts and read them before you make your decision.  
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Re: Buying study materials off of Ebay
« Reply #4 on: Apr 9th, 2006, 9:32pm »
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Hello,
   I really dont think you have to worry about resale issues.   I bought that same course years ago, I resold it and I know many other people who do the same.   Make sure you get the complete course on ebay.   I find it interesting that you can pay 2K or more for something, and not be able to resell it for a couple hundred dollars.   You bought the books, they are yours, you can do what you want.
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