Check out one of my textbooks for this semester...

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  1. Mr. Jiggles

    Mr. Jiggles loves your mother.

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    Woo-hoo! And only $105 used...

    The gunshot wounds being studied should be those of textbook publishers. I spent over $350 for one Constitutional Law class a few semesters back... And two of those books we only used maybe three times.
     
  2. TTT

    TTT OutOfCommissionToys.com

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    Is that Megatron ? .....just kidding....:rolleyes2 
     
  3. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Jet Convoy would love that book.
     
  4. Phy

    Phy I want... ROOM SERVICE!!

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    Fucking A, jiggles. All I got was crummy ol' this.
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  5. Team Jetfire

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    Amazing...the mystery of Jiggles contiunes...
     
  6. RabidYak

    RabidYak Go Ninja Go Ninja Go

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    Why exactly do these books cost so much? Do they have low print runs, massive pagecounts or are they just out to gouge people?
     
  7. My03Tundra

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    All of the above?
     
  8. BigPrime3000

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    Mainly out to gouge people from what I can tell. Other than my math courses and maybe biology I've never used a single one of my textbooks. If I were dumb enough to buy them new I wouldn't take the shrink wrap off until after I got to the point that I HAD to look in the book.

    What really pisses me off is when they switch to a new edition that has different page numbers but other than that is pretty much a verbatim copy of the last edition and it's a textbook that you won't need for the rest of your life, you're SOL when it comes to selling it.

    If you didn't have to go to college to have even a half-way decent job these days then I wouldn't go. The whole higher education system in the US just seems like an excuse to dump on people that aren't as smart of financially well off as the collegiate system wants.
     
  9. ambushbug74

    ambushbug74 Stroke me, Stroke me! TFW2005 Supporter

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    What exactly are you studying with that? I thought you were more of a knife guy.
     
  10. Star Sabre James

    Star Sabre James <b>The JUICE</b> TFW2005 Supporter

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    I have to ask the question: will reading that book help make your hooker soup taste better?
     
  11. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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    you guys should see my books for the upcoming semester, I am taking one class called "Drugs and the brain" and class "The brain and addictions" as well as animal learning and the sociology of sports but those aren't funny sounding :/
     
  12. Bumble Prime

    Bumble Prime all the time

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    My schools bookstore only sells the modified textbook

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  13. DilaZirK

    DilaZirK Is bullheaded.

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    ^:lol  :lol  :lol 
     
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  15. 80Datsun210

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    :lol 

    Sounds like Jiggles is studying maybe forensics or criminology?
    I went to a talk once on blood-splatter analysis in forensics and, while a grim topic (and grim slides), it was a fascinating topic.
     
  16. Bryan

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    I was told by a textbook sales rep (no idea if this is true or not) that the biggest reason for the cost is the number of people, usually experts, and the amount of time it takes them to write a textbook.

    But yeah, I'm inclined to agree with My03Tundra that it's probably all of the above also.
     
  17. Aaron

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    Textbook pricing is all about the hosing. Sure it is low print numbers, but when a textbook store sells a used book for 130 and buys them back at 40, there's somebody getting a lot of money for very little work.
     

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