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curtron June 9th, 2014 3:31am

I have textbook for a class that will be over before the end of June. I can return the book for a full refund by June 25. Would it be stealing if I returned the book for a full refund after using it for the duration of the class?

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
06/09/14 10:26 pm

If it is built in to the policy and you are complying with the fine print, it's not stealing at all. It's sensible to take advantage of the offer. If the book needs to be unused to be returned, and you used it, that's different.

presrvd Phoenix
06/09/14 10:15 pm

Not stealing. It's "Frugal". =)

itsOkay no longer answering here
06/09/14 7:37 pm

Not if the policy allows for it and wouldn't require you to make any false statements.

alynn Somewhere wonderful
06/08/14 9:09 pm

I once bought my textbook online at 1/3 of the price and then sold it back to the bookstore for 1/2 of the price I actually made money. I still don't feel bad about that one! They got so much money off me for books!

curtron basement of the Alamo
06/08/14 9:13 pm

Hmm I haven't thought of that. The book I'm using now is $150 new. I'm renting it for $19. Textbooks are such a scam.

alynn Somewhere wonderful
06/08/14 9:16 pm

Yep! My macroec book was $300, and that was 17 years ago!

Diogenes FreeMeBe
06/08/14 8:36 pm

No. That is a benefit of collegiate bookstores at the end of the term. Best to cash-in unless you wish to keep the overpriced book.

curtron basement of the Alamo
06/08/14 8:33 pm

I have little sympathy for the goons that write and publish textbooks and release new editions every semester for ~$150. I'm excited to return my book and get back what I paid for it.

usernamehere Raise a little hell
06/08/14 8:32 pm

Nope, just taking advantage of bad planning.