"If these kids can afford $100+ tennis shoes then they can afford to replace a kindle they break."
I just love this stereotype adults (or maybe non-adults) have placed on college students. Let me just say first off all that I agree with your points on why an e-reader is more frugal. However, cut us some slack with the jabs. A lot of college students are scraping by and to be honest, $100 tennis shoes sound like heaven to me right now what with my ragged, $20 ones.
Right now, my student loans pay for the textbooks. Anything electronic I have to pay with my own money. I just wish loans could update their rules on these things. Dorms vs Apartments? Apartments are cheaper but loans don't pay for them. $600 on textbooks per semester as opposed to an e-reader? Same scenario. Though I guess I COULD take a 2nd job.
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