The Daily Evergreen editorial staff needs to address a few issues about the editorial board piece "To get the best price on our textbooks, we need to get creative" published on Tuesday, Jan. 15.
The numbers used in the graphic chart, which listed available textbook prices for “Statistics: The Exploration and Analysis of Data, 7th ed.,” was meant to compare the lowest listed online buying price for each source.
For consistency, the rental prices were not included. However, some of the prices were for used books, and others were for new ones. The chart was meant to show the lowest buying price listed regardless of prior use. For each source, conditions were as follows:
The Bookie: New
Crimson and Gray: Used
We listed the price of the new copy from The Bookie as the lowest priced book, but there are used copies available, and omitting these copies in our comparison was a serious error.
We apologize for not including these clarifications alongside Tuesday’s editorial and misstating the price of the cheapest textbook available at The Bookie.