New Textbook Website Saves Students Money

How much time as a student do you have to check out all the textbook rental or buying websites?

To give you some help, a new site called TextbookShowdown.com provides students with current pricing on some of the most popular textbooks used today.

It’s hard for students to find the time to research the best prices on textbooks. There isn’t an obvious go-to textbook website, yet the best pricing is exactly what students need. TextbookShowdown.com is a way for students to cut through the noise to find the textbook websites that consistently offer the best deals.

The creators of the site said, “To help students save even more money on book purchases, TextbookShowdown.com also provides links to relevant coupon codes and discounts from the top textbook merchants. Students can currently access online coupons for percentage off total purchase amounts, free shipping offers and more.” The textbook price comparison site pulls data from several of the top online sites that rent, sell or buy textbooks, such as Valorebooks.com, Textbooks.com, BiggerBooks.com, eCampus.com and BookRenter, among others.

That’s where the fun begins.

Textbook prices are clearly indicated with shipping costs separated. Users are able to easily see the total price of the purchase including book price and shipping, as well as whether or not the book is in stock.

Visitors seeking to sell or rent textbooks will also find the site useful since they can search against those two criteria and see which site offers them the best price for their merchandise. TextbookShowdown.com’s user-friendly, searchable database makes finding specific books easy, and its simple, grid-like presentation of results helps users quickly find the best deals.

The site also has a page where visitors get a breakdown of which online textbook sites is the overall best for buying used textbooks versus which is best for selling or renting. They call this The Winners Page and you can find the link to it easily at the top of their site.

For more fun, students can also check out light-hearted textbook descriptions on popular books, which are built into “show downs” for buying, selling or renting textbooks. For example, instead of a traditional, dry review of a religion textbook, TextbookShowdown.com creatively mentions that readers likely ‘know nothing about the world’s religions that [they] didn’t learn from one of Madonna’s MTV Video Award acceptance speeches.’ Who says textbooks have to be boring?

Visit TextbookShowdown.com to view the latest textbook coupons.

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