It’s the first week of school and you just got done paying for tuition, rent and other needs when you head to the bookstore to get your books. You print off your list and find the books that you will need for your respective classes. Prices on books add up quickly and all of a sudden you are spending hundreds of dollars on books. You would think that the BYU bookstore would have the best prices on books and you can’t get by without them, so you buy them. Later you find out about other students that ordered their books online or went to other places to get their books and saved a lot of money. For most college students every penny counts so the extra hundred dollars or so would have gone a long way. You can’t help but be frustrated about your purchase. The BYU bookstore is a monopolist and charges way too much for books and other items in the store.