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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 09:44 PM

Have textbooks always been such a ripoff? [View all]

I'm just curious about this so I thought I'd pose the question to older DUers. Have college text books always been a scam? I was just forced to buy a new copy of my German textbook for a 145$ dollars. The worst part was it was one of those looseleaf books so it I had to buy a folder to put it together myself. I was rather annoyed, especially considering there is literary no different between it and my older book aside from the fact that the old book was actually bound together. So, aside from using this post as an excuse to rant I thought I'd ask, have textbooks always been a total scam or is this a recent addition in ways the rich are trying to screw people over for seeking an education?

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