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COMING AROUND AGAIN

PRICES FOR NEW RELEASES OF DURABLE GOODS, LIKE TEXTBOOKS, GO UP WHEN THERE IS A ROBUST EBAY-LIKE MARKET FOR USED VERSIONS
BY ERIC SCHOENIGER

With college textbooks costing some $1,000 a year, it’s no wonder many students buy their books used and resell them at the end of the semester.

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