Thursday, February 25, 2010

False Advertising

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 $ unbeatable price you won't find anywhere in stores. I'm on to you BuyBack, your tricks don't fool me.

On the note of false advertising, Rhode Island isn't an island. What's up with that?

1 comment:

  1. Hahaha after all that, I can only think about the Rhode Island part. What the heck? Maybe because it's so small? Then again, not all islands are tiny.