I can not tell you how much money I have spent on books over the years.
Every time I return my books,I prepare myself for the $2.00 I’ll get back.
Depending on how many classes your taking and what school you go to, books can run you anywhere from $400-$600, if not more.
So you figure you spend all this money, your going to get it back right? Um no…your not…you’ll be lucky if you get a dollar back and you should be happy with that.
What I don’t understand is how can books depreciate from $112 to nothing in a matter of a few months??? Are they selling me a bad book and just not telling me about it? Are they using rare and expensive materials that can only be used at the beginning of the year and somehow become useless by mid-December?
I go to return my books, thinking maybe this will be the semester where I’ll get enough money back to buy a sandwich, and the lady kills my mood by saying, “We’re getting a new edition in so the teacher won’t be using this book anymore.”
Great…thanks…maybe there’s a cracker on the street I can eat instead.
Sometimes it’s more worth it to me to keep the stupid thing then to try and sell it back…I never opened it but maybe in the future, when I’m cleaning my house I’ll need to crack open my History book and find out a better way to vacuum the carpet.
What they should do is sell me the price that I’m going to get back. So if your going to give me 50 cents back at the end of the semester…why didn’t I pay that in the beginning?
Why did the publisher make it all fancy and wrap it in plastic wrap with “New Edition” in bright, red letters on the left-hand corner?
Why not just throw it in a paper bag with pages missing and call it a day? That’s what I should of gotten in the beginning or else why am I spending all this money on a fancy book that I’m not going to need by the end of the term?
Inquiring minds want to know…or else I’m moving into the book business!!