Tag: text book pricing

Students want to know textbook prices earlier to help with registration | The Daily Texan

Students want to know textbook prices earlier to help with registration | The Daily Texan

With the school year coming to an end, many students are already looking to next year and next year’s textbooks prices. However, Texas law prevents students from seeing their textbook prices until a month before school begins. State House Bill 33 allows students to see class material and the price of textbooks 30 days before […]

Textbook pricing creates purchasing options for students | The Crimson White

Textbook pricing creates purchasing options for students | The Crimson White

Matt Okerman, a senior majoring in finance, said that for him, it’s a mix of both depending on the situation. By comparing prices, he chooses the cheapest option and easiest 
availability for him. “Some books you just can’t find on Amazon or it just will take too long to ship,” Okerman said. “The sum cost […]

A Brief History of the College Textbook Pricing Racket | Atlas Obscura

A Brief History of the College Textbook Pricing Racket | Atlas Obscura

A version of this post originally appeared on Tedium, a twice-weekly newsletter that hunts for the end of the long tail. When I recently wrote about airport stores, one of the most interesting (albeit minor) facets of the piece was the fact that airport travelers are generally considered a captive audience, making it easy for shops […]

Back to school 2015: How post-secondary students can fight ‘grim reality’ of rising textbook costs | CBC News

Back to school 2015: How post-secondary students can fight ‘grim reality’ of rising textbook costs | CBC News

Matching prices “There seems to be a lot of online competition, so we thought it would be almost prudent, if not necessary, to watch what the online retailers are selling textbooks for,” says store director Dan Lewis. “With dynamic pricing, what we’ve been able to do is identify their prices and match them.” Brock University […]

Brock books going head-to-head with Amazon | St. Catharines Standard

Brock books going head-to-head with Amazon | St. Catharines Standard

Brock University is writing a new chapter on textbook prices. The school’s Campus Store is not only lowering sticker prices on some textbooks to help students’ budgets, it’s stacking those prices against ones on Amazon.ca. “We’re really excited about it. We’re already getting a lot of favourable comments on our Twitter site,” said Campus Store […]