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2011-08-02 06:45:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent survey comparing the cost of textbooks from ten campus bookstores to prices from FindersCheapers.com found school bookstores charged an average of $237.92 more for the same textbooks. The list of books surveyed covered five courses representing a moderately difficult freshman workload at each school. Savings on surveyed textbooks at FindersCheapers.com ranged from $156.66 at Arizona State Tempe up to $416.96 at Miami Dade College. The...

2011-05-10 06:40:00

AUSTIN, Texas, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- FindersCheapers.com combines real-time new and used textbook pricing with daily information updates from major brick and mortar retailers to provide a superior textbook shopping experience. "I created FindersCheapers.com with the goal of finding great deals from individuals who are selling items they no longer need, but I also wanted to feature all the large brick and mortar retailers. It turns out this approach is perfect for used textbook...

2011-05-10 05:03:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Monsoon Commerce, Inc., the premier provider of online marketplace solutions for sellers and retailers, announced today that representatives from the industry's biggest marketplaces and eCommerce organizations will be attending its annual user conference, which will be held July 6-8, 2011, in Portland, Oregon. The Monsoon Conference (MonCon) is a yearly event that brings together online sellers from around the US and beyond. (Logo:...

2010-04-13 07:00:00

HOLBROOK, N.Y., April 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Med Gen Inc. (Pink Sheets: MDIN), today announced the execution of a letter of intent for the acquisition of a global book distributor with retail distribution through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Half.com, Abe books and other online channels. Currently representing almost 5000 titles on the Amazon site alone, this acquisition will allow Med Gen to offset the fluctuating income of its business services subsidiary, NorthStar Business and...

2010-01-21 05:03:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Alibris, the world's most advanced online media marketplace provider for sellers of new and used books, and BookRenter.com, the leading online textbook-rental company, announced the launch of a new partnership today. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090511/ALIBRISLOGO) In order to further expand its catalog and strengthen its unique market position, BookRenter has integrated Alibris inventory to give BookRenter customers direct...

2008-08-20 12:05:00

In an effort to attract new buyers and appease many current shoppers, eBay Inc announced it plans to cut fees U.S. sellers pay for fixed-price items on its Web site. "I'd say this is the most fundamental change we've made, ever, to the marketplace," said Lorrie Norrington, president of eBay marketplace operations. "It's a huge shift from where we've been." Earlier this year, eBay made changes to its fee structure, search results and feedback system in hopes of making the online shopping...

2008-07-27 03:00:21

By Ross Raihala, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jul. 27--It's no secret that the ease of downloading MP3s from the Internet has shaken the music industry to the core, and the business is still trying to figure out how it'll survive. But the labels, and artists, have come around to the idea that there is value in giving away some music for free or at reduced prices to lure folks away from illegal downloads. And there are still enough folks out there who love music and realize if they don't...

Word of the Day
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.