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Revenge of the Textbook Publishers

You may have seen my blog post about renting college textbooks. In it, I cite some information about some options for college students to save some much needed cash by not having to buy those outrageously overpriced tomes from college bookstores. Those options include renting texts and buying "previously owned" (used) books.

Well, in the spirit of devious counterpoint, textbook publishers have decided to exact revenge on lowly students and their parents' budgets. In an article posted on one of my favorite sites, Consumerist.com, the feline emerges from the constraining apparatus, so to speak:

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