Why South African students pirate textbooks

Segg

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Because they're kark expensive! No doubt there is price fixing between the publishers and rights holders
 

jem

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look at the lecturers names, and the authors of the books... a lot of the time its the same people.
Some of mine textbooks are like R800 so yeah, if i can i will.
 

Sinbad

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look at the lecturers names, and the authors of the books... a lot of the time its the same people.
Some of mine textbooks are like R800 so yeah, if i can i will.
Lucky yours are so cheap. Some of mine over 2 grand.

And they change the order of the chapters round each year or two so there's no second hand market
 

Johnatan56

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Because the book is more expensive than the course.
One subject costs me about R2.5k and the book costs just under R3k.
I have 9 subjects.

Lots in my course rely on student funding.
 

TEXTILE GUY

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I can understand a real paper book - printing, binding, shipping ..... but when an e-book is just as expensive ...
 

DA-LION-619

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I must be hanging with the wrong people. I need to get pirates in my life.
Ask around, students are sharing creatures lol.
Because the book is more expensive than the course.
One subject costs me about R2.5k and the book costs just under R3k.
I have 9 subjects.

Lots in my course rely on student funding.
Is it required? I know you get required textbooks then you get recommended.
 

Johnatan56

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DA-LION-619

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Johnatan56

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I'm doing Oracle, the lecture actually got some of us into doing the certificate for free so I'm waiting on attending that training.
The oracle thing is free I think, iacademy/ilearning, you can just pay to do an Oracle Student certification which I am planning to do.
 
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