Trying to Cut Costs for Expensive Textbooks

Interesting and alarming article from the Brownsville (TX) Herald about how Texas students are purchasing books from their college bookstores, transporting them across the border into Mexico, and photocopying the books there to save money. The books are then returned to the bookstore for full credit.

The article estimates that the cost of the “copied” book is about $13.00, as opposed to up to $100 for the real thing. At least one honest student though comments that she was headed to the library to borrow the book instead.