« on: August 08, 2008, 05:06:51 PM »
it's definitely $750...
jeez, what's the point? First of all, I don't know how many of you have looked at the booklist. Even if you were to buy all "used" books, $750 isn't going to cut it. (I spent more than that purchasing all of my books through cheapie sources like half.com).
And anyway, FORCING you to spend YOUR money at THEIR bookstore is absolute RAPE!!! Does no one else seem to 'get' what a scam that is?!? You get your loan disbursement the day that school starts (that's assuming that the wonderful folks at GSU will meet the deadline, which they have been known for NOT doing in the past), which means:
- no time to shop around
- no ability to wait the standard week for shipment if you do decide to purchase elsewhere (by far the better choice)
I personally think that this is an overenthusiatic plot on behalf of the GSU bookstore to rake in a litte more dough.
That's just me though. I probably sound half-crazed, but stuff like this really annoys me.
If there's any possible way for you to purchase early through another source(it's worth racking up the credit card debt), then go for it. You'll save a bunch of money.