It seems like a lot of teachers are really fired up about the minimum that Staples has put in place this year. I don't think it is unreasonable, but there are ways to make the best of it. There have also been a lot of complaints online about the lack of consistency between the different locations. I'm on Team Teacher by default, but, I also see the business aspect of it so it makes sense to me. I checked with Staples and their policy is that they will price match if you bring in a printed ad from a local store with the same product. I was going to go to Walgreens anyhow to buy me some love in the form of a colorful Sharpie 12 pack at the bargain price of only $3.99 and who can't use a box of Crayola washable markers for only $1.00. Sure they will probably be on sale for a mere .88 cents in a few weeks, but we need a little give and take here.