@matigo Sometimes it works out, though. This book I bought for like $50 a decade ago is now listed on Amazon for $250. I found out when a co-worker tried to track it down and wound up borrowing my copy. 😆
Edit: But I do love a good public library. One thing I get a lot of mileage out of with my current residence is having access to two decent library districts and, especially now, their e-holdings.