This is a bad misrepresentation of The Magical Circle School.
First off all courses are free.
For the $125 that this person is referring to is a class pack, which is not needed for the class. It is something that the teacher of the course put together which includes tools and the like. However you do not have to have it to take classes. These are simply items that the teacher feels would help you in the class. By no means is it stating that these are the tools you have to use. In fact, we encourage you to find items that suit your needs.
Yes, you do have to purchase books, these books are usually easily found and can be also found at your local library. The reason we do this is because of copyright laws. If we are using a book as a resource then you will need to purchase them simply because it is against the law for us to type out an entire book for you.
By no means is the school gimmicky. The classes are free and will always be free. Purchasing class packs and buying books new or used through our Amazon links helps keep the school free.
I always say you should never simply go by one person's views and should check things out yourself before you make any decisions one way or another. To me it doesn't sound like the poster actually took the time to investigate the site but simply made an assumption.
So check out the school for yourself instead of making statements that are untrue.