We all know how expensive study books are. When starting a new study, sometimes you have to invest a lot of money in buying brand new books. Some studies require you to buy a lot of books... But the main question is: do you have to buy all brand new? The answer is most likely no. It all depends on your school requirements if it has to be the latest edition or if you can use older editions as well. The quality doesn't really matter since you only will be needing the information inside the book. An alternative is to buy second-hand books to save money. If you are new to the Netherlands, try to look for used study books instead of brand new ones. You will be amazed by how much you can save on used books, trust me I know.