that reminds me of college. the prices of books and the prices you get selling them back should be illegal.
Yeah, it's a really bad racket. Some of the practices that make them cost that much are just wrong.
When I was little my dad's mom would get stuff for us grandkids, and then give it away to the neighbor kids because she forgot she bought it for us. I remember coming to her house wanting to play in the little pink plastic house, and finding she had given it to the three boys across the street. Now, I don't want to get into a discussion of gender labels and how stereotypes are harmful to youths, but... come on, you gave a pink plastic house to three boys?!
Apparently I'm not mad because I just suddenly started laughing out loud as I type this.