—A New, Cheap Way to Buy and Sell Textbooks

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College Students use social website to exchange books for a discounted price.

News Image has arrived, and it’s right on time! College students needed a fair and better way to buy and sell their textbooks, now they have it. Here’s a familiar scenario: College students buy a textbook for around $200, sell it back to the school bookstore for $50, and then sell it for $150!

It’s time to change this common situation by eliminating the middle man. is a free social networking website that connects users to buy and sell textbooks among themselves; the best part is that the user sets the sell price of the book. The intention is to eliminate the bookstore from ripping students off. Here’s how it works:

Selling a book is simple; select a school, register via email or through Facebook, enter the textbook ISBN number and done. Buying is even easier; simply search for a textbook and choose from an array of prices. A simple phone call or email will setup a meeting to exchange a book! It’s a fast and simple process that was created for college students by college students.

Josh Hiekali, from Santa Monica California and Phillip Kravtsov from New York, NY were frustrated, like many college students, for paying thousands of dollars on textbooks. After three months of brainstorming and coding was born. Santa Monica College (10,000 registered users) was the first college the site opened to in 2011. After rapid success the site opened to all UC schools and has now gone national.

Today the website is open to over a 150 schools. There are over a 150,000 registered members with approximately 500,000 books listed, and that number is growing every day. By the fall 2012 semester the site will be open for 250 schools nationwide.! Buyer happy, seller happy, let’s spread the happiness.

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