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$176 for ONE of my textbooks. Nothing else comes close but there are a number of other $20-ish supplements I am required to buy. How do they get away with this? I can find the right edition on Amazon for $119.00 used, but before I do that I have to make sure they don't bundle the new one with something I really need - which they purposefully, IMHO, obscure on the bookstore web site. Still.

One hundred and seventy six. Dollars.

I better loooove this class.

Also, my tutoree called me last week, and I forgot to mention it. She called to thank me because she passed!! I am so relieved. I am also relieved that she is taking math this semester and not anatomy.

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p_sunshine
Jan. 14th, 2008 07:58 pm (UTC)
Ouch. What kind of - oh, science book. Still saying ouch.
oontzgrrl
Jan. 14th, 2008 08:09 pm (UTC)
I feel your pain. My Bio books are insanely expensive.
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snidegrrl
Jan. 15th, 2008 02:02 am (UTC)
thank you!
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snidegrrl
Jan. 15th, 2008 02:42 pm (UTC)
I am used to spending $40 or $60 for a textbook, that is how I recall it being from college. I actually don't mind the hole punched paper, but paying $60 for something that is not bound is just highway robbery. For this class, I have the privilege of having the $176 textbook, but not only that, a hole punched set of lecture notes, two lab guides, another unprofessionally-bound book, and an optional anatomy coloring book. The total if you get everything new? $328. The amount I paid for the credit hours? $510. Yeah.
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