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Hubby's Class Book

August 23rd, 2012 at 09:00 pm

I stopped at the junior college's bookstore to pick up the book DH needs for his EMT class....

It was $212!

No, I'm not kidding!

As soon as I had a chance at work I checked Amazon and found the same book for $129. I ordered it and added expedited shipping for $6.99.

A difference of $75!!!

I would have been more than happy to buy a used book, but there is an online code for each book and it can only be used once. That is a really crappy thing to do because most classes require you to go online and take the quizzes thru the online set up. Pretty much forces a lot of students to buy it new. Phooey!

Once DH is done with the book I am going to look at selling it back to Amazon. They had a note that stated they would buy the book back for $51. I would be very happy to recoup some of the cost at the end of the semester; right before Christmas. Smile

3 Responses to “Hubby's Class Book”

  1. Homebody Says:

    I swear what a racket college books are!

  2. laura Says:


    I had sticker shock, too, about books. My daughter attends a Catholic high school. The only book provided by the state is the math book. As a freshman she needed books for honors english, honors biology, spanish II, theology, and biology (book and lab) - my choices were $500 to purchase new/used (I opted used on all of them, and got half gently used) or $250 to rent them. If I didn't have another freshman next year, I'd probably just rented them. I was able to reduce it down to $500 because she can reuse her Bible for 8th grade and I almost ordered her a graphing calculator for $118 (which we got free from my parents) because it was listed as "required".

  3. PNW Mom Says:

    Yikes! DD1 goes back to college 9/24 and is busy looking for the best deal on her books....ugh!

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