A book on speech and a book on psychology...


Gotta love college! 8D8D8D8D8D8D8D8D8D

I still have two more courses that I buy books for, too.

Now I ask all of you- how can they justify this price? Because they have a monopoly? How much does it cost to make a textbook, honestly- and how many people buy them?

Also- if anybody else wants to share their prices for their books- feel free. I know that I spent over five hundred dollars on my first semester last year. -_-

Ah, draining the coffers?

Are there tuition hikes in America these days? There have been in Canada.

My biochemistry book cost more than those 2 books combined. Smile, it could be worse.

Has the exact same look on his face as Perc’s avatar


I pay about 19 Euros per new book…

Used, about 14…

And after High School…

No offense meant to our fair Swedish folk here

Burns his swedish books along with the rest of his class >.<

<img src=“http://www.rpgclassics.com/staff/tenchimaru/td.gif”> I only spent about 400 euros on all my college supplies. Granted, I also bought a desktop for it, and I also have to buy a laptop for it (><), but that’s besides the point.

I once spent over $90 ($79.99 pre-tax) on a single textbook on a two-month music course.

My Psych text was $102 Canadian. The rest of my books were all like…$12. But I had so many that they added up to almost $300.

My penis’s bigger than yours.

They probably raise the price to extortionate levels like that because they CAN. They know you’ll need the books, and hey, why not make you pay shitloads to them for it. -_-

<a href=“http://www.campusi.net/”>Search for good textbook prices here.</a>

Also check ebay, half.com, amazon sellers, the usual places. And look around campus for flyers of people selling their textbooks. When you’re done with your books, sell them back (assuming you haven’t highlighted and marked the bejeezus out of them).

I’ve followed this technique, and my net losses are probably less than $200 a year.

Luckily, most books here are pretty cheap. So if I do have to buy any books, during the next year, they shouldn’t cost too much. But that price is just crazy!!

Because you need them. Welcome to the capitalistic world, where exploitation is a rule.

I don’t pay that much, and in Norway the prices of books are regulated and not controlled by the free market.

Do you atleast get to keep the books after you’re done with the course afterwards? Cause paying that much just seems… crazy.

the book costs so much because of the time and research on it, combined with the fact that the author is one of the relatively few people who can supposedly teach the subject matter correctly. granted, its still rediculously too high…

Originally posted by Gila-Monster
Do you atleast get to keep the books after you’re done with the course afterwards? Cause paying that much just seems… crazy.

Yea, you do.

When I was in college, it was a little better when I could use the same book for two semesters.

You can keep them if you like. I know a lot of people who kept every book just on principle. There were a lot of books I didn’t keep. For a lot of the classes I took, I didn’t and haven’t seen any reason to keep them. The only ones I did keep were ones that I truly enjoyed or ones that were very relevant to my scientific/career interests. The rest would just have been paperweights or dustcatchers to me… speaking of which, I have old editions of textbooks that I’m selling/donating to nearby used bookstores that may take them.

I spend anywhere from $250-350 depending on how many classes I take. My crim book alone last quarter was $120…

But I have to say I don’t care all that much, since it’s my dad’s money. :stuck_out_tongue:

My Logic and Rhetoric (for all intents and purposes English) professor assigned as our text an out of print book (Mistress Masham’s Repose by T. H. White), then told us how to be them online. You can get them for about $3.00. If you look hard enough you can pay less than a dollar. I haven’t tried yet, but I’m sure you can do it for textbooks as well. But high pricing is just a rip-off. Just like MLA, who changes crappy piddling details every year that confuse everyone and force you to pay for the newest edition. Bastards.

This just in! $100 math book! GRAH! >_<

When I saw “A book on speech and a book on psychology,” my first thought was “Just get some early Noam Chomsky and you get both subjects in one volume.”

My mind, she moves in mysterious ways.

All the books I needed for classes cost around $460.

But, I’m dropping some classes for my Jazz studies and my English teacher said we didn’t need some of the ‘required’ books anymore, so hoorj for refunds.