Saving You Money
Tonight, we check out the fine print on textbooks and discover
substantial savings with a new app developed right here in the Midstate.
Those beeps at your campus bookstore, typically add up to $600 or more for the average student.
A figure that's not in this Vol State Sophomore's book budget.
Hill / Vol State Student The bookstore would turn around and sell
that book brand new for $100.. You'd take it back to the book store and
they'd give you $18 - 19 dollars.
Hill's parents, who had two in college at the same time, were tired of getting book burned too..
Holly Hill/ Textbook-Connection App
We decided we could come up with some kind of concept where at least kids could buy and sell each other's books.
Basically cutting out the middle man----- The book store.
the Hills developed is this.... an App for both the Android and Iphone
called Textbook Connection.... and that's exactly what it does.
Jerry Hill/ Textbook -Connection App
So you have the book. I need the book.
You will see the price and condition of that book.
You hit connect... and at that time you swap information automatically
Case/ Scase@fox17.com Though the Hills say there are some websites out
there pushing this same concept... They say this is the first app.. and
it's the convenience factor they believe will lead to big savings for
many semesters to come.
Lina Granados/ Vanderbilt student
I think that's a good way to get around the system.
It all starts with the International Standard Book Number... which is where this Hermitage couple's App comes in so handy.
Hill says: I have the chance to scan barcode... and just hold it up
there and within a couple of seconds right there it's brought the isbn
Holly Hill says: You don't have to go to a website key in isbn number.. scan it in----
and watch the savings... roll in!
Hills say they saw a need for fair pricing on books and sold some stock
to develop the App. The App is free... There is a $1.99 charge if you
sell a book. They're currently recruiting students to spread the word
on campuses. Download textbook hyphen connection on your smartphone or
visit Fox17.com and click Foxlinks to learn more.
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