SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Recent government and industry studies have found that college textbook prices have increased more than 200% over the past twenty years and that these increases frequently followed rises in tuition and fees.
With the average college student spending $900 on textbooks every year, students can save a substantial amount of money buying used textbooks through online bookstores like ValoreBooks.com (http://www.valorebooks.com/) over their on-campus bookstore where prices can be higher and inventories more limited.
ValoreBooks.com was founded in 2002 by a group of college students who wanted to help their fellow students purchase textbooks for less money by creating a marketplace where students can find quality new and used textbooks at an affordable price from a variety of sellers.
In just six years, ValoreBooks.com has become one of the largest marketplaces for cheap used textbooks on the Internet featuring more than 100 million copies including new, used and special editions of 5.4 million titles from more than 10,000 sellers.
In a price comparison of 50 popular textbooks, ValoreBooks.com’s prices were cheaper or equivalent with those found on other leading used textbook Web sites and comparable to the semester rental price on textbook rental Web sites.
Buyers can select textbooks on ValoreBooks.com based on price, condition, type and seller rating and purchases are backed by ValoreBooks.com’s guarantee of 100% customer satisfaction. All sellers are monitored by the site and listed with their customer feedback rating, shipping location, preferred shipping methods and comments about the book. By choosing priority shipping for $3 more, the book can be on your doorstep in a couple of days.
ValoreBooks.com also purchases more than 500,000 sellable titles year round with some of the highest sell back prices. The site offers instant price quotes, free shipping, and fast payment once it receives the books in the mail. Students can also join the marketplace and sell the book themselves.