January 10, 2004

bookstores can suck it

Today, I made my little sister promise me that she will never buy a book from a school bookstore. ever. The convenience factor is very persuasive, but you just can’t beat some of the prices that you can get with minimal research over the internet. How much did I save this semester? Let’s see…

First, let’s consider if I had bought all of my books at the cambus bookstore:
-Photography: The Concise Guide is $40.75

-Black & White Photography is $58.50

-PHP & MySQP Web Development is $49.99

-The Natural Speaker is $29.75

Total: 178.99 + 8.25% Sales Tax = $193.76

I paid:
-Photography: The Concise Guide, a new copy from half.com for $30.50, shipping and taxes included.

-Black & White Photography, a new copy from half.com for $40.62, shipping and taxes included.

-PHP & MySQP Web Development from WalMart for $31.80, shipping and taxes included.

-The Natural Speaker, a new copy from half.com for $22.78, shipping and taxes included.

My total: $125.7
Amount Saved: 193.76 – 125.7 = $68.06

Which isn’t too bad for doing things the lazy way.

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