It’s that dreaded time of year again. When we all abandon our summer fun and report back to the scheduled humdrum of our studies. But with rising education costs and a dip in the economy, it can be incredibly expensive to secure all the necessary textbooks that you’ll need for this year. Dropping upwards of 100 USD per book at your local school store can quickly eat through your allowance, and to be honest, it’s usually not much cheaper if you shop at a chain store or book shop.
Luckily though, there’s an app that will not only save you money, but will cut down on the time it takes to find a specific textbook online. The TextbookMe iPhone application was designed specifically for students who are looking to save a little cash on supplies. You can search for a book by title, category, or even scan in a quick barcode. In fact, that’s probably the easiest way to do it considering all of these titles will more than likely be available physically at your campus store.
By holding the requested book steady and capturing a quick scan of the barcode via your built in iPhone camera, you’ll have instant access to a variety of useful information. More importantly though, you”ll receive a quick and comprehensive list of all the available online retailers that carry the book in question, as well as their prices. This allows you to efficiently grab any textbook you need at a fraction of the time and cost of the conventional methods. The database doesn’t just show you new books either, it also offers a comprehensive list of used retailers, if you don’t mind a little wear and tear.
If you’re interested in saving some money on textbooks this fall (and who wouldn’t be), you can grab the TextbookMe app now, for free on the Apple app store.
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