On the note of false advertising, Rhode Island isn't an island. What's up with that?
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Today on the bus I looked up above the seats and saw an advertisement for BuyBack. Asked "need cash?" I thought, well yes! How'd you know? It continued on to say "Last year BuyBack bought back a total of 2.2 million dollars from students!" Initially I thought that sounded like a pretty good deal. But when I really thought about it, I realized I was extremely wrong. If the total UC Davis population of 31,000 students received $2,200,000 for their books last year, thats a grand total of $71 given back to each student per year! But it gets better, with three quarters a year and lets say four textbooks per quarter, you can sell your $200 book back for $6...an unbeatable price you won't find anywhere in stores. I'm on to you BuyBack, your tricks don't fool me.