Aug 09 AT 9:32 AM Anthony Domanico 4 Comments

CampusBooks aims to make buying and selling textbooks easier for Android users

As we have now reached the month of August, summer is coming to a close and millions of college students around the country are cramming in as much fun as they can before they need to once more start thinking about heading back to school.

Popular textbook money-saving search engine CampusBooks has released an Android application which hopes to make the back-to-school transition a bit easier on college students. The CampusBooks Android app brings the power of the CampusBooks.com textbook buying and selling hub right to your Android device.

Want to make sure you have the best price when purchasing a textbook? How about at the end of the semester when it’s time to sell those books back? Simply use the embedded barcode scanner to scan the textbook’s barcode, and your phone’s GPS features allows CampusBooks to provide the local cheapest buying price (and highest sellback price) around.

Now, I know what you’re thinking; Barcode Scanner or ShopSavvy allow you to do this relatively easily as well, and you’re partially correct. Though these applications allow you to find the lowest buying price of books, in my experience they have been hit-or-miss with textbooks, and they don’t offer the ability to find the highest price for sellbacks. Because the CampusBooks application specializes in textbook, it simply provides more functionality in this area than the generic barcode scanner applications can.

So whether you’re a college-bound student this fall, or returning for another glorious year, head over to the market and try out CampusBooks and see if it makes your bookbuying experience that much easier. Let us (and other readers) know what you think of the CampusBooks Android application by leaving a comment below.

Best of all, it’s free.

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