Do You Thiink $40 is Rediculas for a Year Book?

@ladym33 (11008)
United States
August 17, 2011 7:20pm CST
We had to register my daughter for school today. The year books had to be purchased today and cost $40.00. I think that is pretty high in this economy. Do you think that is a high price or a decent price for a high school year book?
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8 responses
• United States
18 Aug 11
Yes it does seem a bit high. I would think that because a large number of them are purchasing it that they could at least be no higher then $25, is my guess. With all other expenses throughout the year this is just another added one. I hope that it is in color for that price. Reason why I am saying is that I remember part of mine being black and white with only the seniors being in color.
@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
18 Aug 11
Good point, I think it is in color. Since the students in the yearbook committee do most of the work, the only expense for the school is the binding and printing expenses, and like you said this is done in bulk so I know there is a huge mark up on them.
@Pegasus72 (1901)
27 Aug 11
I know the seniors in our school get them for free, but that is how much we paid for our daughters middle school year book. Back when I was little I think we paid 6.50 for a nice hard cover edition. I paid 12.00 for a soft cover edition for our grade schoolers. So much money not to mention the price of school pictures these days .
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@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
27 Aug 11
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@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
18 Aug 11
I don't really remember how much my high school year book costs but knowing how much it costs now to make a good book bind, I think 40$ is just a little expensive, depending on the quality of materials to be used. Oh well, just think of it as a one-time only expense.
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@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
18 Aug 11
True it is a one time expense or I guess a once a year one, and hopefully something my daughter will treasure in many years to come.
@hmkoct5 (2067)
• United States
27 Aug 11
It's actually cheaper than what we have to pay. We have to pay $60 for their yearbooks! I think $40 sounds cheap compared to that. But, yeah, I think that is a ridiculous price at $40 and at $60. I think a good price is about $25. I wonder how much it costs to have them printed.
@megamatt (14330)
• United States
18 Aug 11
Forty dollars for a year book? Yikes that is more than absurd to say the very least. I really cannot believe that the cost would in fact be that high. In fact, is it really worth it to even have a year book with that price? I don't really think it is worth it. It just seems like the school is rather getting greedy to say the very least at this point. I remember during my Junior year of High School, the year book got bumped from fifteen to twenty five dollars and there was a great outrage to say the very least. Many parents were none too happy, students were not too happy, I'm sure a few teachers were not too happy. Yet that was the call of the administration. The yearbook quality remained the exact same too, but the price went up. Twenty five dollars is absurd for many, forty is past absurd.
@haopee (494)
• Philippines
18 Aug 11
$40 for a colored yearbook is not such a high price. In where we live, university yearbooks cost at least $60 and the price keeps rising every year but it's probably expensive since they are catering to more than 2000 graduates every year.
@GardenGerty (99413)
• United States
18 Aug 11
I think that is basically the going price. I believe there is a monopoly on things like that. It is awful, and if you had realized it, you could have been saving up, although I know that it is hard right now.
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
18 Aug 11
It depends, is this a high school or elementary school yearbook? If it is high school, then no, that sounds about right and why I didn't purchase yearbooks once my kids got older..