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Used Textbook Sales Puts Money in the Pockets of Students.

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Textbooks are expensive. Although students may consider some of their books valuable and keep them for future reference, most texts end up back in the system. Typically the campus store will purchase books back at 50 percent of sticker price and then resell at 75 percent sticker or list price. Of course, this is assuming that the book is going to be used on campus in the upcoming semester. If the book is not a sure bet or if an overload of copies comes in, then students are stuck with a few dollars back or maybe nothing at all.

If students are going the bookstore route, then they are missing out on online options like Internet book buying/selling generally means lower overall prices for buyers and higher return rates for sellers. It's a great option for graduates and students especially returning students who can often wait out the market. has created a website for student textbook exchanging. The launch, announced today, represents the best targeted URL for a university textbook site. The site is a completely FREE SERVICE provided to students of any university. Unlike some other book exchange websites, University Textbooks is not cluttered with advertising and annoying popup banners. All information captured (i.e. email addresses) are kept secure and never sold. The site allows university students to buy and sell used textbooks directly with other students.

In conjunction with, University Textbooks enables students to use powerful search tools to find the textbooks they need for their classes. Some of the ways to search, post, and sort books are by price, title, author, condition, ISBN, seller, and contact information. Students can easily search textbooks and then contact the seller. The seller has the option of including multiple methods of contact. (i.e. Phone #, Instant Messaging, Email) In addition, the site provides helpful articles and news on issues important to university student life.

" seeks to be a comprehensive source for helping university students find the textbooks they need by enabling them to sell and post fast," stated Christian Lavender, President of and "We created the website in order to provide university students with a prime resource for selling and posting used textbooks, bypassing the bookstores and their high fees. Let's take a $100 book for example. Usually a used book store will pay you about $35 for that book and then resell it for around $70. What if you could skip the used book store and directly sell your book to that same person for $50? You'd get more and he'd pay less!"

University Textbooks is the first of its kind on a national level, seeking to revolutionize the textbook marketplace. For more information, visit the website at


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