search cancel – A Spot For The Exchange Of Textbooks

Text4Swap.comText4Swap aims to become a viable alternative when it comes to the buying and selling of textbooks that college students are traditionally accustomed to. We can define it as a networking site which is centered on book-for-book swapping.


The concept that lies at the heart of the site is a simple one, as students add a list of the books they have already used (EG, the ones that they want to swap off) accompanied by a list of the books they need for new courses. The system then carries out a search and produces exact swap matches, and students can simply proceed to exchange these books they no longer need for those that they want.

Such a system obviously saves time and a considerable amount of effort, as the hassle of selling used books and then searching for new course books manually is cast aside.

It is important to stress that students themselves have full control of the network as they decide which books are actually swapped. That means students do not have to accept swap matches that they are not keen on for a reason or the other – swaps can be denied as they see fit.

As you can imagine, all the students on the network have their own profiles. These come complete with ratings, so other swappers (members of the network) can view their ratings and feedback comments in order to make up their minds. In Their Own Words

“ was created out of concern for the high cost of college textbooks. Recognizing the issue has for years been a nuisance for almost all college students, despite their socio-economic background, the site was developed to allow students to collaboratively take action against the great injustice surrounding the trading of college textbooks. Thus, the site allows students to swap their textbooks with other swappers in the network without having to make any purchases. This is made possible through the site’s ‘smart swap’ functionality which searches for exact book-for-book matches based on the books each swapper list he/she intends to swap off and the books he/she wants to swap for.”

Why It Might Be A Killer

Students can not only save time but also avoid headaches through this, and the site has the added bonus of being eco-friendly as swapping is essentially recycling textbooks, thus less trees will be destroyed to print new textbooks.

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Author : Roger Hollings

Born and bred in Maine, Roger is one of the longest-standing writers for A translator by trade, he is passionate about art in all its forms. He enjoys both classic and contemporary literature, nature photography and music from both sides of the Atlantic. Fascinated by technology from an early age, he has always explored the ways in which computers let people articulate their thoughts and communicate better with the world at large.

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