Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Unbelievable !!!

I had to buy a textbook for a class and it was $80.70! That is nuts for a paperback book.

5 comments:

Cat. said...

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]

Staci said...

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.

Diana_CT said...

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.

Cat. said...

OK, that's just WRONG. The prof shouldn't assign readings that aren't available yet! What a putz.

Fleur de Lisa said...

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.