# My Mate's English Teacher -A True Blackhatter

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1. ### shadeJunior Member

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My mate Jacobe just got his required reading list from his teacher (he's in 12 grade).

In total the list consists of twelve books, including The Scarlet Letter, Of Mice And Men, etc..

There is a huge header on the list that warns that you must have the exact volume mentioned, and that if you don't your page numbers will not match up and you will be required to purchase the correct version.

She then 'conveniently' suggests that the easiest, and perhaps only way to obtain the exact, specific version is to order it here [her website].

I checked out the site and each book was listed for \$20.00 USD. I then searched around and the lowest price I could find for each of these books is around \$8.00 USD.

She teaches eight periods. In each class she has an average of 20 students.

I made some quick calculations...

8 classes * 20 students = 160
160 students * \$20 * 12 books = \$38,400
160 students * \$8 * 12 books = \$15,360
\$38,400 - \$15,360 = \$23,040

So, we can conclude that her profit is about ~\$23,040 USD. For doing nothing.

To my mate's teacher, the true blackhatter, props. :tee:

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2. ### shadeJunior Member

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You also have to realize that she does this every year. Must be a nice addition to that teacher's salary, eh?

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that's pretty smart. but what you quoted is not profit. its gross sales. but still a nice chunk of profit i imagine.

4. ### aljanabiRegistered Member

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wow what a sweet way to rip off her students hahaha.. thats halarious...

5. ### shadeJunior Member

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Guess what? It IS profit. The gross was \$38,400. The expenses were \$15,360.
Subtract \$15,360 from \$38,400 and you get? \$15,360

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I remember high school. There were 200 of us total, and no rules against buying multiple lockers. Bought them all at \$3, sold them for \$10 each. Good times.

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This is not blackhat. I think you will find the majority of schools and places do this. They either require you to buy specific books (if the price isn't higher up front they have an agreement with suppliers/publishers so they make money through agreements) or you have classes where tests are required and those tests aren't free and students have to pay for those courses/tests out of their own pocket.

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the students can pwn teh teacher easily: buy It directly from the book's publishing house and also get a huge discount.

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That's what I told him to do but he insists the site is not hers.

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haha this is awesome good on her, this could be a sweet JV method go halves or better with al the teachers at your school.... hmmm
At my school we have an IT teacher who does a bit of IM i believe he's a member here actually.

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This is true blackhat.
Your teacher blackhatting you.

And by "Your mates" You do mean yourself right?

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