Wait, let me think about this


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.

Curse of the Amazon Prime


The worst possible retail ploy to hit the bottom line of my bank account balances has to be Amazon's Prime service. First they lure you in with a free three month subscription to the service: sign up for free second day delivery for three months. After three months, there's no way you can't continue the sercice: you're addicted on the inexpensive prices for items you can afford to wait two days for.

Worse, if you order late at night, which actually is not only the only time I have during my frantic days as of late, but also the time of least resistance and possibly of worst judgement, Amazon will treat that day as one and your order can be your hands in less than 36 hours.

Yeah, if that's not one of the longest sentences on this page, I'd be shocked. Not technically a run-on sentence, but still one a high school English teacher might cite when deducting points.

Heck, I'd deduct points for that one.

Right after I deduct the next chunk of change and hand it over to Amazon.

If I had a job there, would they pay me in books?