Do campus book stores price gouge?

To see just how much, if any, the local campus bookstores inflate their prices on textbooks, I compared the prices on the books I need this semester at the two campus bookstores (University Bookstore and Follett’s) and two online retailers (Amazon and Barnes and Noble).

Of course, this is hardly a good statistical sample — it’s neither randomly selected nor large enough — but it does reflect my experiences for this semester and probably extends fairly well to the general case. Doing so is left as an exercise for the reader.

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