Save your textbook searches on your very own bookshelf. Take a look at the newest feature on the BookScouter app, and make some money!
We’re always looking for new ways to make BookScouter faster. We’re releasing bluetooth scanner capabilities for the app to make your price search process faster than ever.
BookScouter is great for getting rid of old textbooks, but you can do more than make a few bucks off of your old books. Learn how one of our users makes money for her family using BookScouter!
Tucked away in the recesses of BookScouter.com there once was a mobile-optimized site found at m.bookscouter.com. Having rebranded this mobile-optimized version of BookScouter.com with the new BookScouter design, I’d like to re-introduce this tool.
BookScouter Mobile is a lightweight version of BookScouter.com with only the minimum required information for users to make buying decisions on the go. BookScouter Mobile also has the capability to use a smartphone’s camera to scan a book’s ISBN for quick and easy searching while on location at bookstores and other popular scouting locations/events. To take advantage of this feature, users must install the free Pic2Shop app (compatible with all iOS and Android devices).
BookScouter Mobile is not meant to replace the existing iOS and Android BookScouter apps. However, m.bookscouter.com is a great alternative for users while we reengineer our mobile apps for broader compatibility, optimized use, and performance. Stay tuned for more updates on our mobile apps.
I want to thank you for your continued support while we work to improve BookScouter and its many features. Stay tuned for our 2015 roadmap where we’ll reveal more changes that lie in store for BookScouter.
This week, I wanted to give a more detailed review of the BookScouter Android Application and explain how you can use it to buy inexpensive books and resell them for a good profit. The app performs the same basic functions as the website, but since you can use it anywhere, it’s the perfect tool for retail arbitrage with the millions of books that can be readily found. The BookScouter App can scan barcodes using the device’s camera in real time. By adding a Bluetooth barcode scanner, it can use the Serial Magic App to speed up the process significantly. After the barcode is scanned, the app displays the prices that preferred vendors on BookScouter.com will pay you for the book as soon as they receive it. All of these companies pay for the shipping, so there are no more costs to you other than the price of the book.
I took a little trip to two local thrift shops to search for books to resell at a profit. Using the BookScouter App, I scanned a good number of the stores’ books. I found newer text books to be the most profitable, so I focused my search around those. After an hour of hunting, I found six items that I could buy for $0.50 to $4.00, and which I could immediately resell for prices between $5 and $33. I spent $15 on four text books and two health food books. After selling my items, I am set to gain a margin profit of $100.
The BookScouter Android Application runs on any compatible device. It requires internet connectivity to function and can be installed by searching for “BookScouter” in the Android Marketplace.