"So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains
And we never even know we have the key"
Already Gone - Eagles
I agree.Having said that, it's supply & demand: there are just not enough copies printed to drive down the cost of each copy. If your textbook was Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, you could get it for 20% off the regular price of...whatever it is...at Borders. ;-)[y'know--you can always hook me into commenting on books hee hee hee]
My daughter gets lots of her schoolbooks in used condition on amazon.com and eBay, then at the end of the semester, resells them on eBay.
Amazon and Borders does not have them in stock and it would be two weeks before I could get them. The university didn't post the book until the end of last week.So I am a week behind in my reading already.
OK, that's just WRONG. The prof shouldn't assign readings that aren't available yet! What a putz.
I know one problem with textbooks is that the school keeps changing the edition used and therefore cannot be bought used. Also, I agree with what Cat said about supply and demand. Sad but true. It’s terrible, but I paid $500 for my son’s books for his freshman year of high school, on top of tuition. When he came home the other day and said he didn’t have a book for whatever class it was because they ran out, I just about lost it! Good luck on getting caught up with your reading.
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