Do you think college textbook prices have gotten out of control?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on March 10, 2007
“Definitely. It’s the biggest scam in the country. I’ve paid $100 for books that were an inch thick and weren’t even hardbound. And they won’t lower the prices, because they know people will pay.”
“Yeah. This semester it was $400. They’re going to have to change something, because everyone is going online.”
“Yes. I think they have, because you pay so much for them and you don’t even get half of it back - if you get anything at all.”
“I’d say so. They’re way overpriced. It’s like a hundred bucks for a book you might only use a couple of times. Now teachers just put up a PowerPoint with all the information you need to know anyway.”