Before you start complaining about the expensive textbook price, let us introduce to you BookUp. BookUp is a Malaysian based startup which aims to help student buy/sell their used textbooks online across Malaysia. In other words, yes, you can get some really cheap and superb conditioned textbooks here! You can sometimes save up to 70% from retail price. This startup is remarkably new but the attention that they are getting from the students are overwhelming. They already have a good collection of textbooks, so you can check it out at their website. Here’s a 70 second Youtube video on their startup:
Basically, all you have to do is just punch in your book ISBN and intended price of selling. The members of BookUp will take it from there. Simple enough I must say.
Last but not least, their effort should really be appreciated not only for the impact that they bring to students, but also the impact that they bring towards the effort of recycling. It might be a small step for now, but when the scale gets big and the number grows, we will see the dent that they create on the efforts on creating a sustainable environment.
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