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How much for a yearbook???

April 15th, 2009 at 12:50 pm

DD brought home a yearbook order form yesterday. The cost is $60.00! That's a little steep IMO. Evidently the school is justifying the cost by saying it is now in full color and the class with the most sales gets rootbeer floats. Well, I thought of not purchasing one, but can't do it. So bye-bye $60.00.

Adding $7.00 to the challenge for coupons bringing the total to $56.00.

16 Responses to “How much for a yearbook???”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:

    Heh, yeah, I think that's how they get you, because they know that few will ever say no, and it's not like there's a ton of competition for these sort of things.

    But what really blows my mind are class rings. Wow, they are expensive.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Ugh! I'm paying $16 for an elementary yearbook and $24 for a middle school yearbook. I think those are steep...but yours takes the cake.

  3. littlemama Says:

    BA,I haven't gotten as far as class rings yet, but not too far down the road. Frown Though I've heard not to go thru your school when ordering. There are less expensive options out there for comparable quality. Same goes for graduation announcements.

    CCF, We live in a small town and this yearbook is Pre-K thru Senior year.

  4. HouseHopeful Says:

    I'd say yearbooks are important. But honest, I wore my class ring for the last few months of my senior year and thats it. Later on my mom commented that it would have been a better idea to just get me a good piece of jewelry to commemorate high school and I agree.

  5. disneysteve Says:

    We said NO, so folks do. Years ago, yearbooks were for the graduating senior class. Now they try and get you to buy one every year. Why does my kid need a yearbook when she's going to spend 2 more years at the same school with the same kids? We will buy her one in 8th grade and 12th grade and that's it. If she wants any others, she can pay for them with her own money.

  6. creditcardfree Says:

    I did skip the yearbook a couple of years and may try again...the girls seems to have some emotional issues tied to not having a yearbook for everyone to sign in class. I'm sure there is a better way...but I've given in the last two years. I wouldn't buy them if I absolutely couldn't afford them...it is definitely a luxury item. I need to have another conversation with my kids!!

  7. princessperky Says:

    How about a 'autograph book' and digital camera? would be more fun IMO and both will last for years.

    Neither I nor my husband has a class ring..not all that terribly interested as being known for my highschool I think I have done a few more important things in life to commemorate since (and before!)

  8. monkeymama Says:

    Ours is $10 (Kindergarten). We bought it.

    $60 sounds familiar - my high school was HUGE so we probably paid about as much - it was like a bible. LOL. I cherish my yearbooks though. Of course, at such a big school there was a lot of people coming and going. But I would personally say it was worth it. A camera and an autogrpah book would be a nice frugal alternative though! No argument there...

    & I have to add - of course you can say no!

    BTW - Do people really buy class rings? Really? I don't think they were big at my school - I just don't remember them. I remember them being sold - just not anyone ever buying one.

  9. Petunia Says:

    My folks got each of us a ring with real gemstones instead of a class ring. We were all girls so maybe this worked out a little better than it would with boys, LOL. I still have my ring. I would wear it too, if my hands hadn't, uh, expanded.

  10. disneysteve Says:

    Class rings were big when I went to high school (class of 82). I briefly thought about it but realized that after high school, I was going to college and then med school and then hopefully getting married at some point. Realistically, how long was I going to wear a high school ring. Once I had a college degree, I wouldn't want it, so I skipped it. Unless I wanted to look like Liberace with a ring on each finger, I'd never have worn it again.

  11. whitestripe Says:

    we got our yearbooks for free as long as our textbook hire sceme and school fees were paid - which were around $150 a year.

  12. NJDebbie Says:

    I bought both of my son's 8th grade yearbooks and my oldest 12th grade yearbook. The senior yearbook cost us $100, he opted not to get a class ring but his senior portraits cost $160 (beautiful but what a rip-off).

  13. cassandra Says:

    That was cheaper than my yearbooks! They were $70 each year. And don't even get me started on my class ring... but I do love it! The senior pictures were a waste in my mind... I didn't even like the photos.

  14. Cameron Says:

    Yearbook prices these days are just outrageous! I've found one company whose prices are actually reasonable. AND the quality is unmatched. The company is called TreeRing. It's brand new, but man oh man does it offer some nice options. Not only do they produce high-quality, inexpensive yearbooks, but every yearbook can be PERSONALIZED. That's right! Every single student is given 10% of their yearbook to make their own. Now everyone is guarenteed to be represented, instead of being reduced to a single awkward portrait photo. The page making is super easy because it's accessile online and photo sharing is seamless. Check out treering.com - I promise you won't be disappointed!

  15. gbpackrsfn Says:

    I just spent $80 for a high school yearbook. I thought about not buying it but in the end it's my daughter that suffers the most. So I paid and prices will continue to rise because the market will bear it.

  16. DKLG Says:

    ohh wow, 60!! for a yearbook, I WISH, mine was 175 dllrs.

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