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The same justification I use for buying books on programming: I am trying to make myself a better programmer and I'm willing to take a gamble on myself.

But book stores, unlike the company that produces mocl, won't give my money back if I find that the book didn't help me within the first 30 days.

So in this case, it's even a relatively safe gamble (assuming of course, that the company does in fact, honor the 30-day money-back thing).

Well it depends on the book store really. For example Barnes and Noble lets you return books up to 2 weeks after purchase. Amazon allows you to return kindle ebooks, but I'm not sure of their policy on physical books. And of course you could always go to your local library and see if the book is available there.

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