Senior Citizens Guess The Price Of College Textbooks


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100 thoughts on “Senior Citizens Guess The Price Of College Textbooks”

  1. Dojo says:

    wow… my college textbooks costs 30€ each

  2. buildtherobots says:

    My best deal on a textbook was for a microeconomics class that allowed use of a textbook 2 editions older than the current one so I got it for $0.28 off Amazon. The worst textbook experience was biochemistry which was like $300.00 and they didn't tell us until the first day of class that you didn't have to buy it and it was not returnable if you took the plastic wrapper off. They also neglected to mention needing to purchase a reader specific to that class that could only be purchased from the school bookstore.

  3. TerrestrialToker says:

    I still dont think they understand how much more expensive everything else is. Next episode should show HOW MUCH THE CLASSES COST THEMSELVES. Just to enlist in 3months of biology class it was 1200$

  4. Corey Mondello says:

    California is making it easier to go to college. Generally Republicans don’t want everyone to get educated. Sad!

  5. bizzarono1 says:

    When I was in college one of the Professors wrote a book and required all of his students to have it. They said he never referred to it a single time.

  6. Mike Yribarren says:

    Ok boomer

  7. pywakett350 says:

    Brainwashing our kids to be liberal isn't cheap.

  8. Nan Li says:

    they use demand and supply to set the price of books, so as more student drop the class the price will get lower. Congrats

  9. Idk says:

    School is so unfair

    I was given so much homework
    I did it the whole weekend
    I was gonna take my dog to the park 🙁

  10. OmenBoy says:

    Millennials were born between 1981 to 1996, we had film in the 80's and 90's, boombers. SMH

  11. Lynsey King says:

    From what I have experienced, it’s mostly the science and such textbooks that cost the most. My chemistry textbook was one of the most expensive books I’ve ever purchased and now it gets used as a laptop stand.

  12. Jeanette Jacobs says:

    Viscous fluid flow – must be for medical students 🤦‍♀️

  13. Bess H says:

    God, I’ll never forget having to buy a special edition of an engineering textbook made SPECIFICALLY FOR MY COLLEGE. $350 down the drain.

  14. JJ Green says:

    Ebooks and rentals save lives

  15. elemental707 says:

    Calculus tripped me in high school!!!

  16. only_ donna says:

    Ok, I clicked on this just to leave this comment. SERIOUSLY THIS IS A VIDEO. SMH. You guys are officially out of ideas. 🤣 lmaooooo.

  17. magalyarroyo says:

    This is just sad

  18. Emily Byars says:

    Campaign for your schools to use open source and Creative Commons texts! Textbook companies court teachers and schools by making the teachers editions complimentary.

  19. Niamh Rankin says:

    I am honestly disgusted by the challenge between each other rather than the halfhearted apology they have at the end of the video. PAY FOR MY TEXTBOOKS if you find it so funny

  20. Septarian3 33 says:

    Textbooks are so overpriced it's not even funny. I had more financial aid than anyone I knew at University. I only went for 1 year and I still came out $10,000 in debt. I can't imagine what 4 years would have done to me. Sad but true reality these days.

  21. Rymdkakor says:

    These prices make no sense.

  22. Alm Spence says:

    I don’t like when people get competitive

  23. Teenyouthstyle says:

    I once paid $200+ for a biology textbook and I tried to resell it to a used bookstore right next to my campus and they said that they can buy it for $0.01 yup a penny. Because it wasn't the newest edition anymore even though all the information was the same

  24. Emily Self says:

    Guess how much a text book is that requires a binder because its just paper.

  25. Jesper Lian says:

    Im sorry, wheres the expensive books?

  26. Elise Vong says:

    Wow…text books in England for alevel is like max £30😋

  27. Jennifer Vu says:

    This isn't even funny, just sad. PDF of books downloaded online ftw.

  28. Alyssa Kovacs says:

    I liked for the " That's a Boomer thing "

  29. laffietaffie says:

    ok, boomer.

  30. Swiffy says:

    Who uses books anymore???

  31. Francis Shue says:

    New title: boomers learning that textbooks > avocado toast. We're poor for a reason brahh

  32. DeannaMarie says:

    My school actually pays for the online books for most of our books. It’s really nice considering we don’t use them a lot

  33. Sarcastic Klutz says:

    turn ur volume up they talk so soft

  34. phoenixman 300604 says:

    Why is everything on your entire channel fake

  35. DosZanahorias says:

    Can someone tell them film still exists

  36. Britt Locklin says:

    Is anyone going to tell them the millennials are mostly out of college now??

  37. TheSlimyNoodle says:

    Ready to hit 20,000,000 subs?

  38. Fuckedupcollegeblob says:

    I budget for at least 500 per semester. Most of the time the online access is required WITH the book

  39. PinoyPapoy says:

    Cengage Learning is fixing this issue by offering a subscription for their textbooks, Cengage Unlimited. Anyone could get 4-month access to Cengage Unlimited for $120, and 12-months for $180. If you're not into e-books, you can rent a book for 8 bucks.

  40. David Vasquez says:

    Why do books still exist for college? The internet is a thing. And most students have a laptop.

  41. Bree Johnson says:

    Per semester I spend over $500 on books, and that is just renting them.

  42. rhiannon heath says:

    Seeleys anatomy cost me 150 in Australia

  43. ThyLoverly Vlogs says:

    kinda wanna see more baby boomer reaction vids like this

  44. Abbie Duke says:

    College in the US is legalized theft don’t @ME

  45. Travis LeBlanc says:

    I love Elders Reac… oh, I mean I love BuzzFeed the totally original content video producer

  46. Valeria Rojas says:

    My jaw dropped when she said “the most I spent on a textbook was $25” I damn near cried

  47. Clare White says:

    The surgical skills book is so cheap because it's not a medical school book. It's a trade school book. It's for surgical technology, AKA "scrub school," students.

  48. peridot0408 says:

    Now guess how much they are worth at sellback time.

  49. Snodge Kat says:

    I want more videos starring older adults!

  50. nilsragnar says:

    I mean 250 bucks back in 1970 for example, is like $1600 today

  51. Pandulse123 says:

    I've heard through the grapevine that Mcgraw-Hill is a shady company. They allegedly bribe professors to require the most expensive textbooks. Idk if it's true, but I hope not.

  52. Kathleen Bacolod says:

    my anatomy and physiology book cost Php 2395 which is roughly $47 dollars but at least I can use it until I grow old

  53. baseskizl_82 says:

    That doesn’t even include the online homework that’s class room mandatory

  54. yoshikid18 says:

    It was the worst when the school had their own books that the teachers required you to buy

  55. TheToxicHanzo says:

    These publisher disgust me ! Grabbing $ from students who aren't really working yet (or if they do, they are not earning much yet)

  56. Cristina says:

    the good thing about being in social sciences is that profs can assign individual articles/readings rather than making us buy a textbook. pair that with the school librarys vpn and (almost) all of my assigned readings have been free. that being said, ive probs spent up to $500 altogether in my 5 years as a uni student

  57. Imam Malaysia says:

    Welcome to the future,baby boomers

  58. spicecatz says:

    What they don't tell you is that Pearson nursing book is THIN and WORTHLESS

  59. DalmatianRex1918 says:

    Thankfully all my professors just give me pdf copies of what we’re supposed to read

  60. ladybug3699 says:

    There needed to be more engineering books because those are not cheap… there were a few books that I could not buy used because they were so specific and they were so expensive….

  61. Julia Skott says:

    I had that film book over ten years ago.

  62. Emy1g says:


  63. Lei B says:

    This whole video just gave all college students aneurysms

  64. Y Hong Nhu Dang (Nhu Y) says:

    almost 20 mil good job

  65. Sofire666 says:

    We need more Draw-offs with Kevin and Jackie! 🙂

  66. Lina says:

    This makes me so thankful for being in the UK. When I went to college they gave us a choice when it came to textbooks. We could've used the college ones but had to return them at the end of the year with no damage or you could've bought your own and highlighted in that. A lot of people bought their own to write in and it wasn't bad since you could generally get a copy for under £35

  67. Haunting Teacups says:

    Wth I'm studien professional business administration focus on taxes and the books i use cost between 15-25€ is there really this big of a gap between America and Germany?

  68. C Esteves says:

    The guy is cool but please for all things holy less of her

  69. Roz Harris says:

    Most university students these days are Gen Z. I'm a millennial and I teach at university. …Luckily this means the textbook companies send me materials for free.

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  71. Enric says:

    My major was history and I didn't have to buy any book. Everything was notes, PDFs and free books from the library

  72. Bishop says:

    Whenever I finish my courses I sell my textbooks to other students for 10$ each. Nowhere cost to the price I bought them, but it definitely helps other students

  73. MainMite06 says:

    Fun fact: In USA if you graduate high school with a 4+ GPA, or G.E.D. you become elligible for "pell checks" where the Govt. will pay for whatever career course in the community college of your choice including books.

    You dont have to pay anyone back as long as you graduate the course, if you dont, then you must everything back.

  74. Nikki Dubose says:

    I have found e-books for all my classes. So instead of paying ~$400, I paid $80

  75. Josh Gaucher says:

    Ok boomer

  76. neggispringfeild says:

    I was going to college and did take a film photography class developing film is so much fun! (And I was the only student with two photographic art pieces in the show) but my textbooks all together per semester were about the same cost as tuition lol

  77. Noah Kelly says:

    Where are they buying these books? I found all of these books on Amazon for half the price. That Viscous Flow book was like $30. Lol, and people wonder why people call Buzz Feed fake news

  78. Kaleb Pereira says:

    Her most expensive textbook was $25

  79. Kaleb Pereira says:

    5:28 My mom has the nursing book it cost so much money omg

  80. Lacey says:

    I just paid $1700 for a nursing school book bundle 😳

  81. Molly Ahern says:

    "poor millenials, but debbie's winning" basically sums up boomers

  82. Jay Wilson says:

    This is vaguely ageist.

  83. Elizabeth Frohn-hengst says:

    Moe is awesome

  84. Natalie Rees says:

    what is the point in charging students a grand for a book :'(

  85. Gryphticon Prime says:

    all $0 on libgen

  86. Too many Chromosomes says:

    when you know that buzzfeed is running out of ideas

  87. John Secret Spirit says:

    Sac state sucks

  88. Having Tea With the Devil says:

    I tried buying mine online but, they were custom made for my class. 1 book cost me like $33 and the other was $65 because it has my instructors name engraved on the cover. 😰This is just 1 pre-requisite. I still have a few years and more classes to go.

  89. SuperPutin says:

    I pirated most of my textbooks in college. Best decision I ever made.

  90. Lisa says:

    I’m gonna write textbooks for a living then lmao

  91. Judith B says:

    I went to university in Belgium (highly recommended), the most expensive book I can remember was €60, and it did come from the USA. We were outraged by this price :p

  92. equinn56 says:

    Jesus, why the hell is education in the US so expensive? My college textbooks usually cost around 6-10USD each. $20 is probably the most you'd pay for a book. Almost every publishing house releases a "low price edition" for any foreign textbook in order to help students. They're paperback and printed in newsprint but they work just like any other text book and they only cost 8$.
    I go to a state university and the teachers are so understanding that they just give you PDFs of the books they use and all of their powerpoints for free. They don't even require us to buy any books because they understand our broke ass selves.
    Don't even get me started on US uni tuitions fees. In my country, you can enter uni at just $20 on basic fees(we have free tuition) per semester on state colleges and private colleges go for around $1000 on tuition fee per semester.

  93. mckenziedance28 says:

    As a mechanical engineering student, I have paid $600 for one textbook but I still guessed lower for most of these books. I have a calc textbook that’s super thick and has single and multi variable calculus and touches on differential equations and quite a bit of vector calculus- I was only $170 and didn’t skimp on any topics.

  94. Annika Mol says:

    Yes it's more expensive now but they didn't factor in inflation. 25$ then doesn't equal 25$ now

  95. Victoria Heffly says:

    This video is the ultimate “OK BOOMER” haha

  96. Elle Parker says:

    Lol I own that human anatomy textbook

  97. Johan Ahlén says:

    Is this for real? I live in Sweden and though it was super expensive but "introduction to fil history is 65 dollars here. Any one who need anything we can ship it for half the price then!"

  98. Giorgia Ranaldo says:

    In Italy University textbooks cost around 20-80 euros (and University costs around 1000-5000 euros per year). I'm so shocked by these prices 😨

  99. SunnySideUp Brown says:

    The most I’ve spent on a text book is 200.

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