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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 of maybe spending that extra 10-20 bucks at the SUPestore might be worth it a lot of the time. Most of the time each semester I get one or two books at the SUPestore and the others online 
on Amazon.”

To help cut down on costs, the SUPestore offers a way for students to rent their textbooks if a previously owned copy has been sold back. For some textbooks, however, the pricing depends on the edition and 
what’s included.

“I don’t like that a lot of the time, you have to buy bundles of the book and the access code,” said Katy Kornosky, a sophomore. “Most of my classes were like that, and I couldn’t just buy the access code.”

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