iPhone Partners with Half.com to Offer Cheap Textbooks
It sounds like something out of the future: imagine scanning a bar code of a textbook with your phone and instantly finding the cheapest price for that book available on Half.com. Well, you don’t have to imagine any longer, because a new app for the iPhone allows you to do just that.
iPhone has partnered with Half.com to create a new app that will make buying your textbooks – and many other items – much quicker and easier. The app allows users to scan the bar codes on many items, including textbooks, DVDs, and video games, with their iPhones and find the best prices on those items on Half.com. The majority of products on Half.com are 50 percent off, including pricey textbooks, which might be reason enough for me to trade in my other smart phone for an iPhone.
But wait, are you only going to find used textbooks with only half of their pages intact? Nope. You will find all of the quality new and used items on this app that you find when browsing Half.com. There is also a feature called the Buying Wizard, which allows you to search for items based on condition and seller feedback.
So, if you are an iPhone user, you now have yet another reason to rejoice. And if you are not yet an iPhone user, consider becoming one. As a matter of fact, you might be able to justify purchasing an iPhone with all the money you would save on textbooks with this new app.