The new semester started. Guess what? Not one of my required textbooks is below 100 bucks. I even have to buy a new 200 dollar spanish book because they just upgraded versions, with new key codes to access the online content that is required for the class. I just bought a 200 dollar spanish book last summer, well actually you can find the books online for around 10 dollars, what you are really paying for is the key codes. Seems to be the newest trend in University txt books. WTF people.This is new to me, but after Googling around I found that key codes are common. I think this is simply a way to prevent college kids from saving their hard-earned dollars by forcing them to buy new editions each semester instead of buying used books.
I'd like to see an AG look into the college textbook racket. I think there's collusion going on between the book publishers and the admins and professors. College students are raped every semester by fees and this just adds to it. $200/book x 5 classes x 8 semesters over 4 years = $8,000 on textbooks. Who's pocketing all of this money?
Some have tried to do something about this, but the rip-off continues. Paging Greg Abbott!