Same ole same ole  

company_od 43M
95 posts
8/21/2006 10:17 pm

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8/25/2006 11:26 pm

Same ole same ole

Well my short respite ends and I return to school again on the morrow. I dropped in to the campus earlier so i could get my parking permit, turn in a form and price my books. I sure don't know how they can get away with charging so much for these books! It is a rip off in the barest sense, I mean they have us over a barrel so we HAVE to get the books or risk failure as a baseline consideration. Then half the classes require multiple books! I will have to wait til classes begin and find out if the profs want each & every book or specific ones. If they require all it'll be in the neighborhood of $325+. Add in my financial responsibilities, the god-awful gas prices (so sorry oil barons yankin my chain with the big jack up and smaller decease won't make me happy), birthdays, and everything means social fun'll be skimpy, lol. Well just had to rant a bit.

BaronessK 52F

8/22/2006 5:37 am

I remember talking with a coworker who was at the local community college...and her 'art appreciation' book was a bit over TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS...and 'they' wonder why we don't 'appreciate' art?

bellascia 46F
27 posts
8/23/2006 4:39 am

College book prices are steep, I remember since I was a professional student working on my degree's. I do think that they rip us off with the cost. Ok, I don't think, I know that they are ripping people off. I know it cost far less to make those books than what they are selling them for. Some text books with a 300% + mark up was what I was told by a professor there at the college. Anyways now that I rambled it's off to work!



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