$500!!!

OK so it’s time for my twice yearly grip session about textbooks. I just got back from the bookstore where I spent over $500 on 4 books and a CD. Yes that’s $500…American Dollars. I just don’t get it, I sold my books back last semester and of course they only bought one and it was “worth” $30… WTF! I had to buy one book for each class next semester, ranging from $150 for my capstone marketing class, to 95 for my IB2 class… Then the bastards made me buy a CD of a “strategy game” for IB2 that was $45… For what?! I know that we’re not going to use that CD more than once or twice and we’re probably not going to learn a single flippin thing once we do finally use it. I try to buy used books now, of course I went a week later than half of the university apparently cause there were no used books for half the classes. Honestly, these classes are upper level business classes, 20 students or less each semester, they should have an adequate amount of used books to go around! You know why they don’t, new editions! Yeah that’s right, the 7th edition had a semicolon where a comma should have been, you need to buy the 8th edition now and we only have new books in stock. ARRGGGHHH!
In other news today, I have the Laverne and Shirley theme song stuck in my head, how annoying is that?
And we’ll do it our way, yes our way.
Make all our dreams come true.

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School sucks!!!

Actually it’s more like the bookstore that really sucks. This semester I spent about $400 on 6 books. These books have been very heavy to carry to and from my classes while only actually using them a few times. I knew that when book buy-backs came around I would not recieve much for them, but today when I tried to sell them all back I was completely and utterly appalled. $12!!! They wouldn’t buy back 4 of them at all and only offered me $8 and $4 for the others. How retarded is that? I’m fuming mad right now, I need to buy books for the summer, and I have no money to do that with right now. So nwo I’m going to go study for my psych test (wouldn’t buy that book back, overstock) and then I’ll be off to my Soc. test (wouldn’t buy that book back because they aren’t using it anymore). So yeah… i’m off. Leave some comments about your book buy-back experiences….