What is BookPong.com?
Many students turn to Amazon or eBay to try to find a used or cheaper new edition of the book they need, which can be the most effective thing to do. You can save easily 50% by simply searching around online instead of shopping at your college bookstore. Students that do purchase books from the bookstore can either resell them back to the bookstore for 50% of what they paid, resell them online, sell them to a friend, or simply keep them. The biggest thing that deter’s people from selling them to other students is because they don’t know who needs what books. This is where BookPong.com comes in…
On BookPong.com, you can spend 30 seconds to simply make a listing either offering to sell or trade your textbook to another student on campus. Other students who are looking for books will also look to BookPong.com to see if anyone has the book they need. This way you can pass your old books to the class behind you and buy books from the class ahead of you. It saves everyone money, and it is simple to use.
“When I was beginning my freshman year, I went to the college bookstore and found the “Freshman Textbooks” section. I looked up each class that I was taking and purchased that book from the bookstore. I ended up spending just shy of $1,000 on textbooks during my first year. Not only did I not know any better (the bookstore seems to convince you that you need to buy from them), I wasn’t aware I could buy them cheaper elsewhere. Additionally, a lot of the books in the bookstore aren’t required. For example, I bought a $200 Earth Science book for my Earth Science class and didn’t even open it once (the professor never even asked us to use it [it was optional], yet the bookstore had that book as a “Required Textbook” for that class)”. BookPong.com is here to help you save money, and find you the best deal on your textbook. It costs nothing, so start searching for books or list your old books now!