Originally Posted by SteveEisenberg
AFAIK college students today mostly buy used books.
How do you know that? We are in our third year and I can tell you that they work very hard to discourage any purchases outside the sanctioned book store. For starters, the book lists are not published until days before classes begin. Specific revisions are required and books are updated frequently. Software licenses are required. The license alone costs almost much as license plus text. The schools have custom versions of texts printed that sell at a premium. No shame among the capitalists that run our schools.