Textbook buyback programs extort students. Tidaltexts makes students money through an online student-to-student textbook marketplace.
Bookstores, both online and local, make incredibly high profits of used textbook sales because they can find customers to buy the books. Through our national web service, Tidaltexts is able to connect students, allowing the student to find a customer to buy their books. Ultimately, student sellers get much more value out of their books than they were previously, and student buyers have an even cheaper option for purchasing textbooks.