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Poll for the students: How much did your texts run you?(8 posts)

Poll for the students: How much did your texts run you?empacher6seat
Aug 30, 2002 10:46 AM
I just came back from the campus book store. My wallet is $650 (Cdn) lighter, but my bag is around 40 pounds heavier! What a trade. Purely out of curiosity, how much did your books go for this year?
I stopped by the other day for one text, $135 (nm)sctri
Aug 30, 2002 10:57 AM
Update, all in for half the year, 435(nm)sctri
Sep 5, 2002 7:13 PM
My son's over $200 U.S.--and he's a journalism major!cory
Aug 30, 2002 1:38 PM
They don't even have to KNOW anything....
re: Poll for the students: How much did your texts run you?Skip
Aug 30, 2002 6:11 PM
I just ordered 3 current editions - nearly $320 ($160, $99, $60).
Just imagine...empacher6seat
Aug 30, 2002 9:40 PM
taking one semester off school... and the sweet ride you could buy instead of tuition. Makes me want to take 6 courses every semester to finish my program early so I can use that extra 4 months and dump my 35 pound POS!
$70 for a photocopied manuscript.phacops rana
Sep 1, 2002 10:02 PM
When I heard that I informed all my students NOT to buy the manuscript. The university bookstore purchased them for $20/copy and was now expecting to make a $50/copy profit on a pre-publication manuscript that was full of pagination and syntax errors. The other professors agreed and told (or had already told) their students the same thing, so happily the manuscript is selling for $27.50. Sometimes it does pay to complain. Loudly if need be.
re: Poll for the students: How much did your texts run you?C-mond
Sep 2, 2002 4:53 AM
386 or something this semester- then again that is the schools money because of athletics.

hi empacher who do you row for in canada?
I was in st. catherine's for the heneley- good times, beautiful place. Probably the best place I have ever raced-