No hay mucha vuelta de hoja: el mercado del libro de texto es mucho más jugoso:
Say you buy a textbook for $100. Our resident student Zack Whittaker reckons he’d get maybe $50 at best when he sells the book back. So here’s the math:Toca esperar hasta el miércoles
You buy text book for $100;
You’re out of $100 for a semester;
You sell the textbook back for $50;
You’re out of $50 total, but your cash flow was gone for a semester. That money could have been spent on better things (beer?).
Now what if Amazon charges you $35 for a textbook. Your upfront cost is $35, there are no lines for returning the book and you keep it. Even without a used book market you come out ahead.
Overall, the used textbook market may be a lot like thinking you get a deal when you get a tax return. In reality, you’re just loaning money to someone for a few months and happy when the institution gives some of it back.