Our goal is to provide parents and college students with a comprehensive, user-friendly resource that helps them get the most for their used textbooks so that they can reinvest those dollars in books for the following semester, or other expenses that they may have.
Portland, Ore. (PRWEB) December 15, 2009
Direct Textbook (http://www.directtextbook.com)] announced today the launch of its new textbook buyback price comparison tool. Accessible from the company's website, the tool helps parents and college students quickly search the buyback prices offered by 18 leading vendors to determine which companies will offer them the most for their used textbooks.
For many parents and college students, textbooks represent one of their heftiest education expenses, making textbook buyback programs essential for families who want to stretch their dollars. On the heels of the fall semester, Direct Textbook's new buyback price comparison tool will prove especially useful for families seeking every resource available to help them save money and make smart choices when selling and purchasing textbooks.
"Over the last decade, the cost of college textbooks has increased significantly, and can be a huge burden for families who are funding the cost of their children's college education," said Chris Lindgren, president. "Our goal is to provide parents and college students with a comprehensive, user-friendly resource that helps them get the most for their used textbooks so that they can reinvest those dollars in books for the following semester, or other expenses that they may have."
According to federal reports, the cost of college textbooks has outpaced inflation, and while the government and organizations are working to develop solutions and alternatives, Direct Textbook is offering parents and college students a tool that they can use to save money now. To use the company's buyback price comparison tool, parents and students enter their textbooks' ISBN numbers on the company's homepage. In seconds, the site searches 18 vendors, including Chegg, Valore Books, Textbooks.com and others for the best buyback price. Once the search is complete, the site displays the buyback prices offered from highest to lowest.
Direct Textbook can also be used to find bargains on textbooks on a variety of subjects, including business, social sciences, mathematics, engineering, education, history and more. To find the lowest textbook prices from a mobile device, parents and students can submit a request via Twitter. When a request is submitted to @textbook with the ISBN number, the site delivers a direct message with the lowest textbook price available and a link to the price comparison page for more information.
"We want parents and students to know that they have options when the semester or quarter ends, and it's time to research buyback options or purchase new books," said Lindgren. "We have helped more than one million families save money and time during the textbook buyback and purchase processes, and we look forward to helping millions more in the years to come."
For more information, or to use Direct Textbook's new buyback price comparison tool, visit http://www.directtextbook.com . The site also offers tips on buying textbooks, and a coupon code guide for some of the most popular online bookstores, including Alibris, Borders.com, eCampus and The Scholastic Store.
About Direct Textbook
First launched in 2002, Direct Textbook helps parents and students search more than 30 online bookstores for bargain textbooks, saving them money and time. The company has helped more than one million parents and students get more for their used books with its college textbook buyback price search, and save up to 90 percent on textbook purchases. Visit http://www.directtextbook.com for more information.
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