If you're like us, you can't stand shopping for college textbooks at the bookstore. In fact, it's gotten so bad that we actually don't like shopping on websites either. We prefer to shop on smaller and smaller computers in the palms of our hands, and we like to keep all of our favorite stores in our pants. The BIGWORDS iPhone App for Textbooks saves students about $1,000 annually on average. WE DON'T SELL ANYTHING. We find the cheapest textbooks for you by comparing prices at every good online textbook retailer.
The BIGWORDS Uber-BOT uses Multi-Item Price Optimization™, which maximizes promotions and minimizes shipping, providing the lowest total cost for your entire textbook order.
Version 1.1, coming out late November, supports buyback! Get up to 75% back using BIGWORDS.com iPhone app for textbooks!
Mashable named us #1, 8/25/09: Back to School: Top 10 iPhone Apps for Students
TUAW.com says: "BIGWORDS.com and its little friend the BIGWORDS.com app are welcome additions to the quest of buying books... you will save money using this app... I really like the BIGWORDS.com app. It’s simple, straightforward and will save you money."
New York Times App of the Week, 8/18/09: "...a savings of more than 35 percent over buying online without its search engine."
Chicago Tribune 8/23/09 says: "...there are at least a half-dozen Web sites that sell used books in good condition... You can search each of these sites individually, or you can [use] bigwords.com, which offers one-stop shopping."
New textbooks, used textbooks, international textbooks, textbook rentals, guaranteed buybacks - They’re all considered and calculated automatically to save you the most money.
...And that’s not all. It’s not exactly a Snuggie, but it’ll give you the same warm fuzzy feeling when you realize how well you’re stickin’ it to the bookstore man. If we find books from sellers with low feedback scores, we’ll strip them out for you! Book looks like it’s been run over by a truck? Not a problem! We’ll ignore it. What’s that? You don’t care if it was run over by a truck in the rain and fell into a sewer? No problem! We’ll show you the very dirt-cheapest textbooks. Nobody, and I mean nobody, does textbooks like this. We slice ‘em, we dice ‘em, we find the cheapest copies of the right textbooks so YOU don’t have to spend your hard earned cash OR spend hours scouring the Internet for deals. This thing cleans up textbooks prices like a Sham Wow does grape juice.
Voted most important app by all of us who built it, we believe you will be as overjoyed as we were when it started working. In fact, we’re so sure you’ll be completely satisfied that we’re giving it away FREE! Not a limited time offer. This thing is free and it’s going to stay free, because we love and respect you, student kind.
Multi-Item Price Optimization™ is a process which calculates the total price for every permutation (combination) of books and stores, taking into consideration shipping and promotions for each combination, thereby finding the lowest total price for your entire order.Searches the best textbook retailers and marketplaces
- Automatically calculates all the latest promotions and coupons
- Automatically calculates shipping
- Allows you to ignore any copy or seller - the app will find the next copy
- Set your own shipping speed
- Select whether to include used, marketplaces, international editions, rentals, or guaranteed buybacks
- Affinity program support for programs like Amazon Prime, Barnes and Noble Membership, half.com, etc.
- Buy from the merchants inside the app, or email a link to yourself
- Share feature allows you to send bookbags to friends or other students
- Textbook Buyback feature allows you to compare offers from companies ready to buy your books at the end of the term, getting you about 75% back!