Comments: Blatant Cash Grab

It took you this long to realize that the Bookstore inflates prices?

The money goes into the UBC-wide "no matter how much money we make, we'll still have to raise tuition next year" fund.

You'll also notice that textbooks are 10% more expensive than Amazon (even after adding shipping costs) and Apple products sell for a few bucks more than the Educational price on Apple's web site.

Posted by tim at October 13, 2004 12:26 PM

certain people i knew would buy their textbooks, go home, go back the next day, grab the same texts off the shelves and then return them. i never had the nerve to do it but wish i had. $140 for 100 page text on matrix algebra that we used for not even half of the semester? grrrr.

Posted by mike at October 29, 2004 02:09 PM