College can be a big money pit. Everyone knows that its expensive – that’s why there are student loans after all – but it can actually get pretty ridiculous. One of the prime examples is the cost of textbooks. For what are essentially information aides, you will have to pay a whole lot of cash up to a hundred dollars a book. You sometimes won’t even be using them again after the course!
Well, if you’re in a bit of a bind with textbooks, the usual route is the second-hand shop. However, they’re kind of hit and miss. After all, availability for particular books can be a bit sporadic. However, here’s a new app to help you out!
BIGWORDS.com is a textbook aggregator website. It accepts ads from college students that are looking to buy, sell or rent new and used paper books and electronic books. The site has been around for awhile and the app has been seen on the iPhone and iPad. The company has decided to expand its reach though and they’ve finally put out an Android app
So what do you get with the app. Here’s a few features:
- Automatic calculation of promos, coupons, and shipping of books
- Allows you to filter out your search of sellers and preferences
- The app supports programs like Amazon Prime, Barnes and Noble Membership, half.com, etc.
- You can buy from the merchants directly inside the app, or email a link to yourself
Overall, most users save $225 on book purchase using the service. That’s a pretty impressive amount and definitely a help to your college fund.
The Android app is available for phones and tablets and can be downloaded from the Android Market.
Source: Android Guys