812% Rise in Textbook Prices says BusinessInsider.com

college textbook inflation 800%According to an article published on BusinessInsider.com, there has been an 812% increase in the cost of College Textbooks since 1978.  That’s phenomenal, outrunning CPI by a shocking 600% plus.   As quoted in the BusinessInsider.com article “Professor Mark Perry of Carpe Diem blog has been following this bubble closely”.  You can check out Mark’s analysis in the full article from BusinessInsider.  With the cost of textbooks continuing to rise are they becoming out of reach for the every day student?

We believe that the cost of buying new Textbooks is outrageous and want to help College Students buck the trend and start buying secondhand, renting textbooks and also making their money back using textbook buyback programs.  With some textbooks costing over $150 each, we hope that by providing a comparison service for all the options and textbook companies we will save you money and still get you the correct textbook edition, etc.

Let’s change the textbook price momentum by switching to cheap textbook options such as rental and buying used textbooks and the publishing companies and book stores will have no option but to reduce their prices to stay in the market.  You are in control, make the change now and support the cheap textbook market place, get all the comparison prices here.