Well I wondered how long it would take until I got screwed out of some money from college. Not only am I footing this quarters full bill myself (before the payback system from work kicks in), now I get stuck paying for a book that I dont need.
Last Wednesday I went and bought an Algebra book for an upcoming half-quarter class and it cost $125. It's about as thick as 3 magazines and roughly their same dimensions - $125!
I left it in it's shrink wrap and kept the receipt, just in case as it is not returnable at all without that. So I did some searching online that night and found it at a used book store for sale for $7 (+$3 shipping). So I bought that and went to return the other one and wham-o, I cant return it.
The bookstore manager informed me that the program he teaches from relies on each student purchasing the book and thus off-setting the cost of the course materials and that she couldnt return it unless I drop the class (and provide a drop slip) or I can get written acknowledgement from the teacher that I no longer need the book. Meanwhile they have at least 60+ copies on the shelf of this damn thing. *sigh*
At least I got a 98 on my first test for Art History. So that makes me super happy. I would have gotten a perfect score but I couldnt remember who painted The Raft of the Medusa and put down Delacroix instead of Gericault - that was pretty dumb of me and I lost 2 points for it.