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$187 textbook for about $40


The Huffington Post was complaining about the cost of textbooks yesterday. In this short piece a Santa Clara University student named Christine was bemoaning the fact that her Human Genetics textbook cost more than $1 per page.

This is only the cost if you refuse to shop around. We just looked this exact textbook up on AbeBooks (Human Genetics by Yashon and Cummings) and you can have it for $40 (including shipping) if you live in the states or about $46 if you’re a Canuck like me.

Christine if you’re listening, it’s not too late to save money on your textbooks this semester. It sounds like you are just a junior and have not learned the textbook ropes yet, check the prices at AbeBooks and I promise we will save you some money over the next few years!

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One Response to “$187 textbook for about $40”

  1. The beauty is no matter how much the textbooks costs, you can re-sell the majority of them to the bookstore at the end of the semester (or online through buyback companies). So its not all bad.