These are projects posted by the students of Dr. Gove Allen at Brigham Young University. These students have taken one semester-long course on VBA and generally have had no prior programming experience

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Book Prices

Each semester students spend a lot of time trying to find the cheapest price books. In the end, many students end up paying more than necessary for their books. While BYU does offer several different options on their website of places to buy books, they are not always the most cost effective options. Finding the best prices often requires a lot of time. This project saves BYU students time and money by retrieving their book list off of RouteY and comparing prices from the BYU Bookstore and

My solution looks each book up by its ISBN number and returns the price from BYU’s Bookstore and the three cheapest options from This project retrieves the price for new and used books as well as the price to rent books. This information is then organized in a table that includes the information about the book and the various prices. The cheapest option for each type of book is highlighted in yellow.


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