Is your campus bookstore ripping you off? I don’t know about you but I’m tired off feeling ripped off by the school bookstore. I’ve decided to do some research to find out why I feel they’re ripping me off.
As I searched around the internet, I found that it’s most likely not the school bookstore ripping us students off. The blame needs to be placed at least partially on the publishers of the books. Most publishers sell the books to the bookstore at a reported cost of 75% of retail. The publishers give the bookstore a suggested retail price and most bookstores seem to stick with it. This means that the bookstore is only making a 25% profit off of he books we buy. So is the bookstore ripping us off or are the publishers?
Besides buying our books exclusively off of the internet at 25% retail cost, what other ideas might we as students propose be done to ease our book buying pains?