Can you imagine paying more than $5,897.89 for a college textbook?
The good news is the actual price for the textbook, which is required for a course at the University of Akron, is only about $140, according to the university's online bookstore. Another seller on Amazon has the used book priced at around $100.
An attempt to contact Books-FYI was made through the seller's contact information on Amazon.com to determine if the price listed was a mistake. A return email stated that the seller would return the email within 24 hours, but that didn't happen.
Books-FYI still has the textbook listed at $5,897.89, plus $3.99 for shipping. In case you were wondering, that's more than the cost of a single semester at the University of Akron, which currently stands at about $4,800.
According to the university's website, students will spend about $450 for books per semester.
(Below is a screenshot of the price listing for the used textbook on Amazon.com)