Students get beats for books

Lynda Zook Washburn Review

Beginning May 3, students can take advantage of a unique book return alternative. Beats for Books will buy back your used texts for credit towards a new pair of beats. Started as a class project, Tray Massengale, master’s business and Samuel Olberding, sophomore accounting major have designed a program to offer higher values for returned textbooks than that of local bookstores. 

“We take your books and appraise them at a higher value that the bookstore would offer as credit towards a pair of Beats,” said Olberding. “We ‘ll always give a higher value than you’ll find elsewhere.”

Massengale’s company, Extreme Beats, is helping the students coordinate this effort. Both Massengale and Olberding say this is a way to help other Washburn students.  

“Washburn has helped us out a lot. This is one way we can give back,” said Olberding.

“Officially, beats for books starts Friday before finals during success week,” said Massengale. “It will continue through finals week.”

Students can take advantage of Beats for Books, at The Burger Stand.