I was able to get three times as much for my textbooks than what I was being offered at the campus bookstore. I wish they had the extra 10% bonus when I sold my books – what a deal!”
Georgetown, KY (PRWEB) July 31, 2010
One of the biggest financial concerns of college students preparing for the Fall 2010 semester is paying for their course textbooks. Ron French of the Detroit News writes in his article, “Beating high price of college textbooks”, the average student now spends almost $1,000 a year on books required for courses, with some books retailing for more than $200 apiece. The result is some students going deeper in debt and others trying to survive classes without textbooks.
Many students have textbooks to sell from the Spring or Summer semester because the college bookstore was not buying them or they were only being offered pennies for books that had cost almost $100.
According to a Government Accounting Office report, faculty decisions largely determine how much student receives. If the bookstore has not received a faculty order for the book at the end of the term and the edition is still current, they may offer students the wholesale price of the book, which could range from 5 to 35 percent of the new retail price.
Book Jingle.com is an interactive book buyback website that pays cash for used books and textbooks. Students will no longer have to accept the low offers given by the campus bookstore. The days of hearing, “We are not using that textbook next semester,” and receiving only 5% of the purchase price are over. A level playing field has been created through the power of the internet and the ingenuity of BookJingle.
Beginning August 1st, BookJingle.com is going to add an additional 10% to the total amount for any student that places a textbook buyback order on the site. To qualify, an order must contain at least one textbook and be submitted on http://www.bookjingle.com between August 1st and October 1st, 2010. Students must enter the Code TB2010 in the Referral Code box at checkout. Unfortunately, this offer does not apply to Teacher’s Editions or International Editions as the site does not accept them.
Selling used textbooks on BookJingle is easy and convenient. Students type in the ISBN numbers of the textbooks they would like to sell. BookJingle will return an instant offer that reflects the value of each ISBN entered. After choosing which offers to accept, individuals can then complete the simple checkout process. Finally, attach the prepaid mailing label to the package and ship it. BookJingle pays quickly! Within 48 hours of receiving the books, payment will be on the way via check or PayPal.
BookJingle.com customer and current University of Louisville student, Andrea K. says, “I was able to get three times as much for my textbooks than what I was being offered at the campus bookstore. I wish they had the extra 10% bonus when I sold my books – what a deal!”
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