Online Textbook-Finding Site Celebrates Milestone

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GetTextbooks.com has now helped over a million students find the cheapest textbooks

a total student savings of $45 million dollars to date

GetTextbooks.com is celebrating the milestone of having assisted in the sale of one million textbooks. The company began operations in 2003 when its founder, then a college student, got fed up with the price of books in his campus bookstore and decided do something about it. So he started GetTextbooks.com, a free online price-comparison website service for students.

Since then, the company has saved college kids an average of $45 per textbook, sometimes up to 90 percent off the retail price of the book, says founder and CEO Jeremy Jung. “That makes for a total student savings of $45 million dollars to date,” he said, referring to the million sales the company has assisted.

The website compares prices from thousands of bookstores and online retailers, helping students sort through options (including used books, rental books, and digital downloadable versions). A site user enters the name of the textbook, author, or ISBN number, and within seconds receives the four best price options, followed by a list of all sources for the book (with prices, tax, and shipping costs spelled out).

“We also have a wish list and price-alert feature, which allows students to save books for later and be notified when the price drops below a certain point,” Jung added.

GetTextbooks.com offers an iBundle feature that determines best pricing for a virtual cluster of books, based on factors like available coupons and combined shipping discounts. Depending on how many textbooks will be purchased, the iBundle feature can result in substantial savings, Jung said.

For more information or to price a textbook, go to http://www.GetTextbooks.com.

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