College Students Find Help in Battle Against High Textbook Prices

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Good economy or bad, textbook prices continue to rise. Meanwhile, students need their books. A new website comes to the rescue.

This website saves me at least $200 each semester!

College classes are starting again and millions of beleaguered students across the country face the recurrent challenge of every semester -- buying textbooks., a new website dedicated to college students, offers a quick and easy solution to the daunting task. Using their free service, today's wired student can search for a book by any number of criteria, including Title, Author and ISBN, and in a matter of seconds view a selection of the best prices on the internet.

Detailed information aids the student in selecting just the right book (edition, condition, etc.) from the retailer of their choice. Unlike most other book sites, itself does not actually sell anything, but is committed to finding the best deals for anyone searching for books.

College students are desperate to find alternatives to the time honored tradition of queuing up at the college bookstore to hand over their hard earned money, often for as much as $400 to $500 for a single semester.

Although today's college student has grown up with computers and the internet, the majority are still unaware of the availability and advantages of using a service such as DavesCampus. For example, a recent search on for "Principles of Microeconomics" in paperback shows a List Price of $152.95 and copies available for as low as $9.00 used plus $3.99 shipping.

"It's the easiest and most efficient price comparison website I've used," said Jeffery H. (University of Pittsburgh). "This website saves me at least $200 each semester!", said Kate E. (Chapman University).

With the cost of college textbooks increasing at twice the rate of inflation over the past two decades, textbooks now rank as one of the single largest expenditures for higher education after tuition and room and board. Students, parents, faculty and school administration alike share concern for a remedy to this burden.

Angry students and others are attempting to rein in costs via legislation and other options, such as renting books. But the reality is that most college students face the necessity of buying textbooks that continue to rise in cost, and likely will do so for the foreseeable future.

Using a free online service to quickly and accurately obtain the best price for a textbook and where to buy it is, as one student has said, "a no brainer". While a consumer could scour the internet one website at a time, it makes much more sense to use a single site which does all the work for you.

In addition to the free price comparison service, also offers tips to help the student better make their textbook purchasing decisions. Options such as used books, or even international editions, are discussed and compared.

About was begun by a college student for college students. Its founder was convinced there was a better way to buy textbooks and save money. And now there is --

David Mayfield, Director of Marketing
Phone: 714-956-2507


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