Economics books are a lot. History books are a lot. Any science subject is a lot. Math is also in the expensive category. And I learned that English courses want these $50 manuals and $40 short prose paperbacks. They better contain great pieces of literature.
Sigh, the cost of education. Oh well, I’ll try to make use of these books a decade down the road. Might sell most of them, but some I want to keep. Trying to pick useful classes that aren’t too hard nor too irrelevant to life. Next time, I’ll look at textbook prices also.
Total for BN.com cart: $60, all paperback books. Strangely, my Philosophy class only cost me $30 worth of books. Cheapest yet but there’s a lot more courses to contend with. Free expedited shipping, so I’m thankful for that.
Total for Textbooksrus.com: $170, for three hardcover textbooks. Tacked on $11 for expedited shipping. Not free, but the prices were cheaper than BN. Fair enough.
If I get the English course I wanted and figure out what math book I need, that’s at least another $150 down.
Edit: Some way or another, I got into the English class. But I found that out at night, when I ordered the books in the morning. Looks like one more package will be coming.