Himself bought me the best mechanical pencils I've ever used, and they're cheap!
Oh. Another note on books-- My current psych class has a textbook that was $155 at the university bookstore, but a school bookseller in town had the same book for rent for $27. All i have to do is turn it back in looking as neat and tidy as it was when I rented it. I'll just try not to fall asleep and waller around on it. I found out about this alternate bookseller from Mrs. Tolewyn, btw, so it pays to have smart friends!
Not all text books are available for bargain rentals, but I got lucky in this case.