BookPlex Offers Students An Alternative To High Priced Textbooks At The Campus Bookstore
February 21, 2005 (PRLEAP.COM) Education NewsResearch shows that nearly 40% of college students are having serious difficulty, or are unable to pay for the cost of college tuition and books. BookPlex is a service created by DANKEN, Inc. to offer college students a means to buy and sell textbooks. BookPlex is a way for students to save money on college textbooks by letting them buy, sell, or auction them at their own prices.
As of now book prices, including campus bookstores, are regulated mainly by Barnes & Noble. The selling price of new and used books, as well as the buy back value of used books is a set price, or percentage pre-determined by Barnes and Noble. That pre-determined price is about 50% of their retail value.
With BookPlex, students wishing to sell books pay a fee of 5.00 per semester to list up to 10 of their used books at their prices. If the students sell them at what we calculate to be 62.5% of retail it is a win / win for both seller and buyer of the books. Students have the option of selling their book at a Fixed Price, or sell it to the highest bidder at Auction. This offers students choices in how they want to sell their books.
Students not wishing to sell books at BookPlex can use the service for free. Users are able to Browse, Search, Bid, and Buy books without paying a fee.
About Us: BookPlex was created by Dan Blasi of Bristol, CT and Ken Perry of Suffolk , VA.
Contact Info: Ken Perry
114 Niblic Circle
Suffolk, VA 24232