College Students and Consumers Have Saved More than $50 Million on New and Used Textbooks at

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Best Book Buys compares the cost of renting or buying used, new, international and eBook textbooks across thousands of sellers.

By comparing the cost of textbooks at students can save up to 85% of the total list cost of their textbooks.

Best Book Buys®, a online comparison shopping service for books and textbooks and a service of Best Web Buys™, announced today that college students and consumers have saved over $50 million dollars off suggested list price through

Today’s announcement comes in conjunction with Best Book Buys now also enabling students to compare the cost of buying electronic books (eBook) against the price of renting textbooks or purchasing new and used textbooks across thousands of online sellers and stores at

"By comparing the cost of textbooks at students can save up to 85% of the total list cost of their textbooks," said Steve Loyola, president and founder of Best Book Buys. "And for students that can translate into hundreds of dollars each year on their books."

A search at Best Book Buys for "Principles of Economics" (ISBN 9780324589979) -- with a suggested list price of $220.95-- finds the book available for as low as $5.49 for an ebook chapter, for $49.30 used, and for $55.39 to rent.

In addition, college students and consumers can also now compare the price of their books using their cell phones at .

About Best Web Buys
Best Web Buys™ first made a name for itself in 1997 with the launch of one of the first online price comparison sites- Best Book Buys®. Best Web Buys’ five product specific sites -- Best Book Buys, Best Music Buys, Best Video Buys, Best Bike Buys and Best Electronic Buys -- compare prices, shipping and availability of more than six million titles and items at thousands of online stores and Alibris, eBay, and Amazon marketplace sellers. Best Book Buys is headquartered in La Canada, California and is now on Twitter at .

Editors Note: Best Web Buys, Best Book Buys, Best Bike Buys, Best Electronic Buys, Best Music Buys and Best Video Buys are trademarks of Best Web Buys. All other trade or brand names mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.


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