Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Kalamazoo College Students Paying Too Much For Textbooks

Recent studies have put forth the question of whether or not college students are being over charged for their textbooks. The Kalamazoo College Bookstore is where most of the students at K College buy their books, and so that is where the focus of our study was. In response to the rising book prices students have begun to purchase their books elsewhere, the most common alternative place being from the internet, or else purchase used books. Another thing our study looked at was the buy-back, sell-back program. 80 percent of the students surveyed said that they regularly sold their books back to the school bookstore for a discounted price of around 37 percent of what they originally paid for the books. The amount of books purchased at the bookstore increases as the amount of books required increases, which is to be expected. Kalamazoo College students should be informed of the facts before they purchase or sell their books to and from the Kalamazoo College Bookstore.

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