www.BookGator.com is a social platform where students, instructors, and student interest groups can work together to reduce cost of textbooks and education in general.
So here’s how it works:
In three easy steps you can save tons of money on your textbooks:
Step 1 - Get registered with Bookgator.com with a simple registration process, or use your social network account (Facebook, twitter, Google)
Step 2 - Add textbooks that you are studying in the current term or studied in previous terms and still own in your Bookshelf, and add textbooks that you want for next term in your wish list.
Step 3 - Start trading books with your friends, students on campus, or nationwide. Each book you give to another student will credit your account with the full value of the book. You can use this credit to request books in your wish list from other students.
Also, if you don’t want to trade your textbooks for credits, you can still sell your books to students directly from the BookGator Marketplace.
Today, students have many choices to buy textbooks, however, none of them are economical:
- New textbooks cost an avg. of $175 (after discount)
- Used textbooks cost an avg. of $145
- e-Textbooks cost an avg. of $125 (with no buyback)
- Rent textbooks cost an avg. of $80 (with no buyback)
The average buyback value of textbooks by online and college bookstores are around 50% of the used textbook’s market price.
So above chart shows that combination of Trading with other options can save you tons of money.
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