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.
Back to school? Get textbooks from the library before someone else does!