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For sale: spleen, soul, right kidney

...Um. So. College textbooks are apparently ridiculously expensive. I don't know why I'm surprised. One of them isn't even available online, I can only find it at the school's bookstore.

I fully expect these books to be encased in gold and studded with diamonds when I receive them.


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Aug. 14th, 2010 11:40 pm (UTC)
Then the text is probably printed with the tears of orphans. That's the only explanation I can think of for a $200 book. 8|

Science and math seem to be the most expensive, and there aren't even any used books for sale, unfortunately. I don't even think I could buy a used book for those classes even if I could find one, because I still need access codes and such, and those only come with new books. At least the books for the other classes aren't quite so bad.
Aug. 14th, 2010 11:43 pm (UTC)
What if I want your left kidney?

This is what you get for appeasing your parents. Just give up all hope now. Or transfer to another program; that's always an option.

You could always try half.com; I found most of my textbooks at really good prices there.
Aug. 14th, 2010 11:50 pm (UTC)
My right kidney is my left kidney if you're looking from the other side.

Fortunately, I'm not a med student (yet?). If and when I do become a med student, however, I plan to fund my textbook fees by performing back-alley liposuction procedures.

I think I might check there too, but I don't know if any of my professors will use access codes for online stuff.
Aug. 15th, 2010 10:17 pm (UTC)
You gonna sell soap, too?
Aug. 16th, 2010 03:42 pm (UTC)
You are not your Fight Club references.
Aug. 16th, 2010 03:58 pm (UTC)
Couldn't resist, man.
Aug. 16th, 2010 04:18 pm (UTC)
Looking back, my comment was kind of... paradoxical.

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