Amazon has this option where you can rent your textbooks instead of buying them.
I have no idea why this book ended up on my screen, it's not a book I have any use for, but, well, I have to say, I really wouldn't want to spend $0.35 more to rent than I would spend to buy:
Of course, the fact that I have Prime means I don't pay for shipping explicitly. I guess TAXES might be an issue. Do you pay for taxes on rentals from Amazon? It seems to me states like to screw their constituents as much as possible, so maybe.
Speaking of, ever calculate how much you really pay in taxes? Include the sales taxes, the toll fees, the hidden taxes in gas, utilities and bills, and it's more than you think, and really depressing.