Salient. Official Newspaper of Victoria University Students Assn. Volume 40 Number 2. Feb 7 1977
Letter from Alison Steel to Salient Volume 40 Issue 2 1977
Further to Richard Bohmer's complaint concerning the Victoria Bookcentre.
We encountered similar problems when buying History book — extra books on the list which are not required.
Worse still many of the prices are higher at Victoria Bookcentre than at Whitcoulls (which also gives 10% discount on most texts despite the fact that this was Not mentioned in the Orientation handbook [censorship?]).
For example, a German text (correct publisher available at Whitcoulls for $1.25 less 10%) was selling at Victoria Bookcentre (different publisher) for $9.10 less 10%!!
The Victoria Bookcentre was ostensibly estab-necessary for the course, we will be pleased to prices. Obviously the profit motive has overshadowed this aim and they are now intent on ripping us off. Or the students, by the students for the students????!!!!!!!