I'm currently taking some classes online to further my pedigree. (OK, my employer is paying for it with the promise of a big fat raise when I finish, otherwise I wouldn't bother) Is it just me, or is the whole textbook thing a total scam? I've taken three classes thus far (they are five weeks each) and am starting my fourth & fifth classes in a couple of weeks. A recurring theme here has been hundred dollar books that are impossible to find elsewhere. In other words, nobody has them. Not Amazon. Not Barnes & Noble. Not even eBay. Only the college seems able to get ahold of them, and of course, they have none that are used. Then, when I go to sell my books back, they claim they have too many used ones and won't buy them. Yet if I call, posing as a customer, they claim they have no used books and they're very sorry but I'll have to buy new. What gives? I know I should be thankful that my employer is paying the $410 per credit and I only have to buy the books - really, I am - but it still seems like a big fat scam. If I consider the pay difference I'll get when finished, the extra dough in a single check will pay for all the damn books and then some, so I know I should quit my complaining, but still, I just can't help it. Is this subject worthy of discussion, or am I alone here?