Fading Highlighter Makes Textbooks Easier To Sell

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Selling your textbooks at the end of a semester to recoup some of their outrageous price tags could get even easier with Quirky's Fader highlighter. After five months the yellow streaks will disappear completely, netting you top dollar for your pristine books.

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At the moment Quirky is still putting out feelers for demand, and gauging how much students would be willing to pay for it. But according to its site, the average scholar spends $1,168 on textbooks during a four-year degree. So Quirky could probably still charge a ridiculous amount for the Fader if it meant that students could get considerably more cash for their used reference materials.

It also means you're not giving your competition in a lower grade an advantage with a used textbook that includes all the important bits already highlighted. [Quirky]

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Xer0Ph0kus

"It also means you're not giving your competition in a lower grade an advantage with a used textbook that includes all the important bits already highlighted."

Wouldn't this devalue your own book in the eyes of the person wanting to purchase your textbook? Which would in turn mean that books not highlighted in would become worth less on the used bookshelf than books that have been highlighted in. Which means that if what you are proposing is true, you would be effectively spending money to get less money.