And then there's my professor who printed out the pages from the chapter we needed and handed them out to us. Bless that wonderful Chinese man.
@A Flying Panda, Two of my professors in grad school did that too. One of the others, though, had us buy a super-expensive book ... then decided not to use it for the class.
@A Flying Panda, My professor made her own textbook outlining the year and it cost $5! Was amazing and only had what we needed in it. All my books that cost over $30 I did not purchase. :^) Still ended my 3 year program with a 3.4gpa without textbooks so I feel good enough with saving all that money
@A Flying Panda, a true hero
@A Flying Panda, One of my professors printed the ppt slides from his lectures (that specifically held answer banks to future tests) and he charged $75 at the schools bookstore as a textbook. I still can’t believe he gets away with that.
I’ve been buying cheap ebooks and finding free PDFs for just about every class just because the prices are ridiculous, the money I save goes straight towards a chegg account
@Tom Bottom, good for you, but some profs demand you buy a new book from a certain place, or you are not allowed in their classes
@Tom Bottom, omg I bought my Quantum book from China on eBay wayyyy back in the day. The forward was all in Chinese but the book content was in English. Cost me $4.65
I always buy them secondhand, much cheaper that way, plus the textbook company doesn't get the money.
They are stealing from you, I pirated every textbook my last few years of college because I'm not going to cry about the money they are no longer able to steal from me.
Where’s the funny? Yeah we all know colleges take advantage of people and over charge for books but how is this the platform to discuss it?
This is one of the many things I don’t miss about college, by my last year I rented my texts books to save money
It’s hilarious to read the stories and see how it’s playing out:
1)captive audience so we raise prices
2)avoid prices with awesome professors or free online pdf
3)textbooks are losing so much money to pirating they now need to raise prices to avoid going under.
It’s kind of a beautiful bit of karma there
I think I bought one book in post-secondary school... Still graduated so apparently the books weren't worth the $100+ price tags lol
You can find cheap used copies of most textbooks on Amazon