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I bought a 100 dollar Calculus textbook
 
HonestGamer  posted on Aug 14, 2010 2:38:26 AM - Report post

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Maybe the price itself has a mathematical problem, if you know what I mean.
 
Dhampy  posted on Aug 14, 2010 7:29:05 AM - Report post

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a 100 bucks does seem kinda steep and that too for Maths

Nah. I once had to spend $250 on a math text. That then they wouldn't buy back.

The most expensive text I had to buy was a $375 philosophy text, which then the professor never referenced, and instead gave xeroxed pages from other texts, but still required us to have on our person.

 
saurabhfzd  posted on Aug 14, 2010 11:44:10 AM - Report post

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originally posted by saurabhfzd

a 100 bucks does seem kinda steep and that too for Maths

Nah. I once had to spend $250 on a math text. That then they wouldn't buy back.

The most expensive text I had to buy was a $375 philosophy text, which then the professor never referenced, and instead gave xeroxed pages from other texts, but still required us to have on our person.

i did mean that in jest..but u're right some books can be very expensive..especially reference books and encyclopedia's.

 
shafir  posted on Aug 14, 2010 9:54:35 PM - Report post

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you're lucky. the 50$ can be used for a game
 
HonestGamer  posted on Aug 14, 2010 9:58:13 PM - Report post

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originally posted by saurabhfzd

a 100 bucks does seem kinda steep and that too for Maths

Nah. I once had to spend $250 on a math text. That then they wouldn't buy back.

The most expensive text I had to buy was a $375 philosophy text, which then the professor never referenced, and instead gave xeroxed pages from other texts, but still required us to have on our person.

375 bucks? My god, America is one expensive place to live in.

The most expensive book here can be 50 bucks at max, if its not a set.

Regular prices are 5-20 bucks.

 
lolikitty  posted on Aug 14, 2010 10:27:21 PM - Report post

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So? Are you going to scan us a page and see how many of us are left without puddles of melted brain on the floor?
 
Dhampy  posted on Aug 14, 2010 11:33:13 PM - Report post

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quote:
originally posted by HonestGamer

quote:
originally posted by Dhampy

quote:
originally posted by saurabhfzd

a 100 bucks does seem kinda steep and that too for Maths

Nah. I once had to spend $250 on a math text. That then they wouldn't buy back.

The most expensive text I had to buy was a $375 philosophy text, which then the professor never referenced, and instead gave xeroxed pages from other texts, but still required us to have on our person.

375 bucks? My god, America is one expensive place to live in.

The most expensive book here can be 50 bucks at max, if its not a set.

Regular prices are 5-20 bucks.

The average income per-capita in India is $3100. The average in the US is about $28,000.

You can buy 62 $50 books with $3100. You can buy 74 $375 books with $28,000.

The most expensive books are more expensive in India than in the US.

 
airhead  posted on Aug 15, 2010 3:47:53 PM - Report post

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I managed to snag all of my books this semester for $384
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