AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent survey comparing the cost of textbooks from ten campus bookstores to prices from FindersCheapers.com found school bookstores charged an average of $237.92 more for the same textbooks. The list of books surveyed covered five courses representing a moderately difficult freshman workload at each school. Savings on surveyed textbooks at FindersCheapers.com ranged from $156.66 at Arizona State Tempe up to $416.96 at Miami Dade College.
The amount a student can save shopping for textbooks online surprised James Krewson, CEO of FindersCheapers.com. "My price comparison website has been popular with college students for years. I recently decided to compare textbook prices at campus bookstores to FindersCheapers.com to see for myself. The results greatly exceeded my expectations!"
Potential Fall Textbook Savings at FindersCheapers.com - July, 2011
Campus Bookstore Price
Savings on Textbooks
Miami Dade College
University of Georgia
University of Washington
University of Texas
Ohio State University
University of Minnesota
Arizona State Tempe
Penn State University
- Electronic textbook prices were not considered. FindersCheapers used or rental textbook prices were cheaper than the electronic versions available at campus bookstore websites for most textbooks checked.
- FindersCheapers.com can often save students more than this survey indicates. They took the lowest price from a university bookstore and compared it with the lowest price item of the same condition. Additional money can be saved if a student buys used or rents a book when the bookstore has only new copies. While the survey focused on textbooks, FindersCheapers also finds the best online prices for other school supplies such as the I Clicker, laptops and graphing calculators.
- While textbook rentals often have the least initial outlay, students may save more money by buying used books online and then selling them online via Amazon Marketplace or Half.com after their course is complete.
Additional details on the survey can be found at http://finderscheapers.com/CheapTextbooks/. While there, check out the sweepstakes giving away $1,500 to help with school expenses.
Established in 2003, FindersCheapers.com is a hybrid price comparison website that compiles pricing information from thousands of online merchants to provide an unbiased shopping experience for millions of items. The company is owned and operated by James Krewson, a computer engineer with over 18 years in the industry, and his wife Jennifer Krewson, who has over 25 years of shopping experience.
SOURCE FindersCheapers LLC