We know we can get students a great percentage back on most new and used books they purchased at the beginning of the semester.
Gainesville, Florida (PRWEB) May 31, 2012
It is 24/7 buyback season at Textbooks.org, where students have a chance to sell their books online for potentially hundreds of dollars in return.
“It’s kind of like Christmas,” said Steven Kennedy, founder of the textbook company. “We know we can get students a great percentage back on most new and used books they purchased at the beginning of the semester.”
Textbooks.org compares prices of books sold at sites such as Amazon, Half.com and BarnesandNoble.com, but it also scours the internet at more than 45 booksellers from around the country for the best buyback deals. The website then compares those numbers and presents a "Summary of Prices" a student might garner when they want to sell back an item. At Textbooks.org, sellers can get up to a 85% percent return on the book’s purchase price, depending on a number of factors.
Textbook buyback season is year-around at Textbooks.org, which is helpful for students looking to sell books mid semester when they have dropped, or withdrawn, from a course, Kennedy said. This flexibility is a needed relief for collegians who say one of their biggest gripes is the cost of textbooks, which averages $900 a year.
And this concern is not changing with the onslaught of e-textbooks, which may be an initially cheaper purchase in some circumstances—when not factoring in the upfront cost of an electronic reader— but e-books cannot be sold back to book stores and suppliers. In addition, some professors require students to purchase access codes to login to affiliated e-book websites.
“Most students still buy hard and soft copies of books,” said Kennedy. “Until the industry changes with greater e-book availability and prices leveling out between e-books and traditional textbooks, buying new and used textbooks can be a financially better decision in the end.”
Working to be the best resource for students shopping for cheap textbooks, the site has helped thousands save time and money buying and renting college textbooks.