I think I GROSSLY underestimated the cost of text books for my classes. They’ve posted the required books and IF I can get them used, my first two classes are going to cost me $311!!!! USED people!!! If have to purchase all new books I’m looking at $415. I think I might be sick.
Can someone tell me why the heck textbooks cost so much?! Does it cost that much more to print them than typical hard cover books, I doubt it. I’m actually pretty ticked off about this. Who do I need to write a letter to? Grrrrrrr
Oh…yeah, here’s a good one. For one of my classes they have the option of renting an eBook…for the bargain basement price of $92!!! It’s ELECTRONIC and a RENTAL…$92.00?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? Someone is getting rich and it’s isn’t me!
The killer is that because all of these courses are actually FOR my degree, not just gen eds, I’m probably going to want to keep them for future reference. Gah, I’m just annoyed…
Oy, had to vent. I thought it would make me feel better. I’m just more amped now…So, if anyone has any suggestions on how to drop this cost significantly, I’m ALL ears!!!!
June 25th, 2012 at 7:00 am
did you try Chegg.com? my son and his friends use it for college – they ship pretty fast –
July 16th, 2012 at 7:55 am
Thanks K! I’ve never heard of them, but I checked them out and it looks like I’ll be using them a lot during my program! 🙂