No, not what you are thinking!
The Anarchist (youngest grandmunchkin) will be starting college in a month. Told her Mom I would help with tuition and textbooks. Please note- she is starting in the local community college- not Harvard law.
Her Mom asked if I could help with 3 textbooks. Sure, honey- no problem. My daughter had already checked thru the bookstore at the school. 3 books. Not Advanced Gastroenterology- just math, history, and English Composition. How much is that?
WHAT! YOU OUTA YER FREAKIN' MIND!!! $325- FOR 3 BOOKS ????
BLEEPING BLEEP BLEEPITY BLEEP !!!!
After I finished blistering the varnish off the porch, I checked Amazon and Alibris, and found all 3 for $200. The equal of getting mugged with a 3 iron instead of a driver, I guess.
No WONDER kids are graduating with a ton of debt! What the HELL makes a History book worth $150? Was it autographed by every person mentioned in the book, and delivered by the author?
I buy reference books on a fairly regular basis- both work and hobby. I cannot REMEMBER the last time I laid out THAT kind of cash for a rather esoteric reference book in Engineering. Somebody should be ASHAMED of themselves for this travesty!!!
(pant pant pant pant)
OK- I feel a little better now.......