| -Via Non-Consumer Advocate
Morningside Heights offers plenty of school supply stores, but which one is the cheapest? The CU Bookstore is a ripoff, right? Bwog’s Ripoff Search and Destroy Team sampled prices of a few school supply staples and found some unexpected results.
It turns out that the CU bookstore is generally cheaper than Ivy League Stationers on 116th and West Side Stationers on 108th, which one Bwog tipster swore was the best deal around. In fact, the price stickers at West Side have ‘Ivy League Stationers’ printed on them, so those two stores probably have the same owner (hence the similar prices). In everything but the Mead one-subject notebook, Staples beat the local competition by far. The downside to Staples is that the nearest store is on 125th and Lenox. As much as you hate the man, your cheapest option after corporate and far away is Columbia affiliated (but, on the upside, Flex accepting and very close to home).