Yesterday was my first day of classes for the semester and with that came the syllabus for one class with a list of three books I needed. On Amazon, the three titles would have cost me a total of $103.52.

Instead, I'm getting them for free.

How'd I do it?

As soon as the class was dismissed, I made a beeline for the door and ran -- literally ran -- to the library, pushed several people out of the way to get access to a computer ... and put in requests for all three books from the library before another cheap classmate had the same idea.

I got copies of all three books, saved a hundred bucks, and managed to avoid subsidizing the evil textbook cartel.

If you have a student who's starting classes this week, please: send him this post, and you might be able to avoid demands for textbook money.

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