So just now, I logged onto a series of elaborate websites associated with my university and it's bookstore and their web order company (of course I had to reset my password because I couldn't possibly be expected to remember something I set up 5 months ago and only used once), I searched my spring courses for which texts I needed (of course none of them were available used, of course they weren't), I swallowed the giant lump in my throat (cheapness) and clicked "purchase".
Then I checked my yahoo email account and saw this offer from Barnes & Noble:
Of course. It's just like me to get free shipping offers immediately after paying shipping. I'd hate to break stride on this point, I'd really rather continue on missing opportunities to save money on items I'd rather not pay for in the first place. I find comfort in routines.