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on July 2, 2012
These authors have created a "Custom California" edition to try to limit the resell value by artificially breaking up their textbook market into smaller segments. This is a new despicable practice in the textbook sales arena. Not to mention that they are already on their 8th edition. So you know how long this edition will last. Maybe one or two years before they decide they need to rearrange the chapters to generate additional profits.
Dr. Steven Zumdahl works at the University of Chicago, so I'm sure he is doing much better than most of his minimum wage earning students who are trying to pay for his overpriced chemistry book with little resell value.
Everybody knows that college textbooks use shady market tactics to increase sales. However, the Zumdahls have gone to a new low by creating a "Custom California" edition.