12.12.2009

a pitfall

One of the pitfalls of being an English major—and if you ask me there aren't too many besides having classes with the theory-obsessed faux intellectuals—is that the bookstore doesn't often take back your books at the end of the semester, and when they do, they pay you between $0.50 and $3 for each (although I did have a high roller that sold for $8 today). I came out of buy-back today with a solid $18.75 in my wallet for the almost $100-worth of books I purchased in September (granted, I didn't take all of them to sell back). I still have a few to try and sell, so maybe I can come out with $30—if I'm lucky.

But hey, that's $18.75 more than I had before, right?

4 comments:

michelle said...

At least you only had to spend $100 for all of those books! I've seen some truly exhorbitant textbook prices, and I'd rather spend money on novels. I wonder if you would get any more from listing them on Amazon? Of course, then you'd have the hassle of shipping. You're probably better off with your $18+ from the bookstore...

Jill said...

I feel your pain as I was a Humanities Major with an English emphasis, so they weren't too keen on buying most of my books back either.

Petey said...

lame! BYU-I is much better about selling books back. You can get up to 60% back on each book here.

Melissa Marilyn said...

Definitely feel your English major pain!

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