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There has to be something that we can do about the monopoly this school has on text books. The beginning $120, nearly a week's pay. 3 months pass and the book is worth $15!?! You've got me crazy ifyou think i'm gonna sell this book back to you for $15 so that you can sell it again for 120. A guy came up to me last year w/ a proposition. If i would pass out flyers for his business, the business would give me double what the school would for my books. I said "hell yea." The word got out to the point where there was a line outside the guy's van that was larger than the bookstore's. Everyone was getting more money for their books. This sounds like fair competition to you, correct? To Stetson, it's a lil knat, buzzing around that must be squashed. Stetson advised the man to depart from the Stetson area, or else. Or else they were going to call his supplier and cut him off. He was not even operating on campus, i don't see how this was legal. The first two business classes a Stetson business major must take deals w/ ethics of business. Maybe this was an "ethical" manuever by the school, it just seems kinda dirty, cutthroat to me. i could be wrong though, i could be totally naive as to the real way the business world works. Are ethics really practiced? All i can do right now is hope so. In the mean time, i will be buying and selling everyone of my text books online. This was an idea that i actually got from Dr. O'Neill earlier this semeseter when she wrote us the email telling us which books to get. It was a great idea to get them off the net and i'm gonna try to sell them back to the net as well.
4 thoughts or What do you think?
From: mberi25 Date: May 3rd, 2005 01:51 am (UTC) (Link)
i ordered books online before from half.com, a $65 book for like $8, this worked well for me. the whole college text buying business is such a scam. i was going to try selling my books, but not at that loss, i'd rather keep them myself. another good way to buy and sell is to each other. put up signs in the CUB, ive seen several up before. i need to look into this, b/c im not into spending $500 a semester.
does anyone have a intro to economics book??
why don't you post the books you want to sell??
From: ski_friend Date: May 5th, 2005 12:36 am (UTC) (Link)

econ book

i have the intro to micro book if you are taking micro
From: mberi25 Date: May 6th, 2005 12:16 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: econ book

i'm looking for the es 101-01 principles of economics-macro. the McConnell and Brue Macroeconomics 16th edition. do you have that?
From: helmholtz_w Date: May 3rd, 2005 02:05 am (UTC) (Link)
you actually just gave me a good idea. what about a stetson online forum where it works like autotrader or something similar. i think stetson gives students ip addresses so the school would actually host it too. if i get that going i'll give everyone a shout. if not, someone else do it and make sure you tell me.
4 thoughts or What do you think?