Tired of getting ripped off at the bookstore? Wish there was a way to make money from your textbooks? Well, look no further! Borrow'd lets you rent out or sell your textbooks directly to other students on your college campus.
Just how much can you make using Borrow'd instead of the bookstore? Let's do some quick math, shall we? Let's use Zach as an example:
Zach bought his Pre-calc textbook at the beginning of the semester for $300. By the end of the semester, he's ready to get rid of every memory of taking this class, and this includes his textbook. Zach skips to the bookstore in an ever so jolly spirit. When he arrives, the Bookstore offers him a whopping $5 for his textbook. Instead of taking this offer, he rents out his book on Borrow'd for $75 a semester for the next 4 semesters, makes back his $300, and then sells it for $125. He's now made a total of $425 on the same textbook of which the bookstore generously offered $5.
Do you see the value here? We invite you to download the app and try it out for yourself! It's free to download, so what are you waiting for?
Here's a little guide as to how to use the app:
Listing books is easy. Simply tap the barcode button in the bottom menu bar, and scan the barcode of your book. Then, quickly add photos of the book, a short description, your rental/sale terms, select a meet up location, enter your book's value (which is also the sale price should you decide to sell), specify your daily, weekly, monthly rental price, and whether you'd like to sell the book. When someone wants to borrow or buy your book, the app will notify you instantly.
Did we mention all payments are done through the app? So, no need to handle cash. Borrow'd requires every user to pay through the app to ensure the safety and security of each book and transaction. So, in other words, no need to worry about not getting paid, or not getting your book back. In order for a borrower or buyer to set up a location or time to meet, they must first pay for the book. In the event they do not return your book, they will be charged the value of the book (minus what they've already paid), and you will be reimbursed. We do this through our two step verification system that ensures the delivery and receipt of each book. In addition, you both review & rate each other, which allows for the best customer experience. See terms and conditions for more details.
Finding the books you need to borrow or buy is a walk on the beach. You can either scroll through the feed of textbooks near you, or search for the book you need using the search bar, conveniently located at the top of your screen. You can search via ISBN, book title, or author name. You can even scan the barcode of a book to search- a very useful feature for quickly checking current textbook prices on the app for a book you'd like to list.
Download Borrow'd and start spending less, and living more!
Disclaimer: Extreme satisfaction from using the app may lead to bursts of joy and extra money that you might not know what to do with.
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Minor bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
The app is still kind of new it seems. I’ve been able to upload my books but can’t seem to put in my card. It also has a problem with quitting every now and then, causing me to restart the app. There hasn’t been an update in awhile so hopefully the next one to come out will fix these issues.
Signing in to the app
In order to sign in to the app you have to have a Facebook account. I don’t like that idea. In fact, I don’t have a Facebook account. All the other apps that I have don’t require signing in with Facebook and I have several apps.
Great concept! I like that I can rent or sell my books. As they are a new company, I might have to wait a little while for it to catch on near me. I'm listing all my books now so I'm ready when it comes to Denver.
I just don't understand why I can only sell to people at my school when there are a very large number of schools in the area. I understand how limiting a search to your school may be helpful if there are many copies of a text you need, but it is too limiting when the goal is to reach as many people nearby as possible.
- Borrow'd, Inc.
- 34 MB
- Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Unrestricted Web Access
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.