Yes, it’s completely free. The only cost incurred was what I paid a local office supply store to print the textbook for me and even that was a 1/3 of the cost buying a printed copy from their authorized retailers in Amazon and E-Bay. At 509 pages, it would’ve cost me twice what I paid just for the ink needed to print it at home.
Even accounting for the average difference in the worth of our respective dollars, median wages and national economy strengths, etc., most good are more expensive to purchase and ship to Canada than they are for Americans to buy from here and ship to them. That’s even if the retailer even does ship here, I mean. Quite a number don’t, mostly due, I think, to tight regulations, endless red tape, and lack of tax loopholes for any but the wealthiest companies. (Though at least we don’t have VAT taxes.)
Oh, but if you have some pocket change, have the backing of a big business name, come quick before the fall election in my province, when we can finally boot the ruling party and their crooked leader, to the curb. For modesty’s sake I won’t name my province, the party name or the name of their Top Croo…er, respected leader. In keeping with my total cough…lack of…cough respect for her, I shall cleverly refer to her as The West’s Most Wicked Thief or TWMWT, for the purpose of this discussion.
C’mon, you gotta make a deal with her quick like, while she still holds the keys to the kingdom!
TWMWT is so generous to foreign big business, that she actually gives them our natural resources. Given her record, if such a business were also anti-union and anti K-12 public education, she might even offer up some taxpayer funds to help them haul away whatever it is she just gave them! Just make sure there’s a flattering photo-op in it for Queen Thief, and she’s good to go!
Hmm, I do hope I’ve been discrete enough. Why I’d be mortified, absolutely scarlet with embarrassment, should anyone see through my clever ruse…
Sorry, Sean. One thought led to another and I just couldn’t stop myself. I promise to behave now.