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Hello there.
I plan on studying for Step 1 next month and I was thinking of ordering the Kaplan Lecture Notes from Amazon.
I see that they are called 'copied version' and I was wondering what that means.
Are they as good as the so called 'original version' or is there any difference.
Btw I am an IMG
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These copies are literally copies. If done well, they should contain the exact same info as the originals (as in, no missing pages or whatever).

I ordered copies myself off of eBay a little while back and I compared to my roommate's originals. I have to say, I'm disappointed in my copies. They're printed on slightly smaller paper, which isn't really a big issue. The main issue I have with the copies is the fact that the paper is poor quality (looks like recycled paper) and the colors are off with some colors missing and replaced by another color also present in that diagram (which can make it confusing to interpret).

Again, they're not all like that. I just got unlucky.

My advice to you would be to get the copies, maybe message the vendor about the quality and whatnot, and download the books as PDFs (original scans) and compare where you don't understand a chart or diagram (if the color is off)
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Thanks .
Will do so
And can you tell me at what price did you get the set and do you have any idea when the new editions are released every year ?
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I paid $100 USD for mine, and I'm not sure about new editions. I think the newest ones have a purple cover.
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I paid $100 USD for mine, and I'm not sure about new editions. I think the newest ones have a purple cover.
where can I find that set on eBay ? i didn't find set of copies on eBay :/ and what is included into that set ?
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where can I find that set on eBay ? i didn't find set of copies on eBay :/ and what is included into that set ?
I dunno man, I just randomly found them.
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