Cheap-Textbooks.com is a free service that searches the Internet for the lowest prices on new, used, eBook and rental textbooks. The original textbook price comparison tool was created in 1999 as a personal desktop application to help founder Bob Jones find the cheapest online price for textbooks while attending UC Berkeley. He distributed the applications to fellow students on floppy disk. The tool was updated to a web application and the Cheap-Textbooks.com site was launched in 2002. The site has seen many upgrades to allow it to continue to offer students a free tool to maximize there textbook savings.