Why use Textbookee.com? Simply put, it is the best way for students to buy and sell textbooks, period. Anyone who has ever attended college can predict what will happen at the end of each semester as students try to sell their books. Students whose books were purchased for over a hundred dollars a few months ago are now being offered only ten or fifteen dollars for those very same books by the very same bookstore. Students are left with little recourse to accepting those terms and are thus bullied and manipulated each semester of their college career. One alternative to the bookstores is for students to buy and sell textbooks online. However, this too has its drawbacks. Upon each online transaction there are shipping costs incurred which can amount to over one hundred dollars over a students four year career. There are also risks involved with purchasing books online. Of the two books that I purchased online this past semester, only one arrived. That is money completely wasted and as a college student, that is something that I simply cannot afford.
Thats where Textbookee.com comes in. It provides a new alternative for students to buy and sell textbooks. Instead of getting screwed over by the bookstores, students can now sell books to their peers for what they are worth. Here is an example to illustrate the beautiful simplicity that is Textbookee.com:
Last semester I had to purchase a lab book for organic chemistry. The book cost over $100 and as I was checking out I asked the cashier what I might get for it if I were to sell it back to them. After he thought for a moment he said, “we usually figure about 30% of the selling price.” I couldn’t believe it. Those same books, in the exact condition as mine are still on their shelves for over $100. If I were to have sold my book back to them I would have instantly taken a $70 loss. Thats $70 to use a book for a semester! Now, however, I have Textbookee.com and I can sell my books for what they are worth. Even if I drop my price to ten dollars below that of the bookstore’s and have the listing fee of $1.99 I will still be putting an extra $60 in my pocket. Think about it. You can get $20 from the bookstores or $90 with Textbookee.com. The choice is really quit simple.