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Marvin, left, and Theisen

Marvin, left, and Theisen

While some students purchase their textbooks from the University Bookstore, view apartments through Craigslist, and buy their furniture off e-Bay, Dane Theisen and Josh Marvin, UT seniors majoring in international business and marketing, are providing another option.

After noticing the struggle students went through to sell back their books, Theisen and Marvin created and launched MyCollegeStuff.net to offer another outlet for those selling and buying various goods.

While gaining sponsorship through Campus Village Communities, College Ruled, Olde Towne Campus Square and Taylor Kia, the pair has been able to offer students the opportunity to buy and sell textbooks, furniture, cars and electronics, as well as trade information about area apartments and jobs.

“We created MyCollegeStuff.net to revolutionize the way college students save money in all aspects of their college career. We provide them with a way to connect with their peers,” Marvin said.

According to the website, MyCollegeStuff.net is “more than just a place to sell your stuff”; it is also a marketing space for student organizations and campus events.

Theisen credits his mother for sparking his interest in business.

“As a kid, I always wanted to own a business or to become a CEO of a large corporation. When I was 13, my mom passed away but my ambition and determination did not die. I just wanted to do something good with my life to make her proud,” Theisen said.

Last week they launched a new hub, For Students By Students, located at the old Campus Village clubhouse, 1500 College Drive in Toledo.

“The MyCollegeStuff hub will provide a controlled environment where students can exchange their goods with other students,” Thiesen said. “Stuff also can be left at our location, and we will try to sell it for you.”

For more information, contact Theisen or Marvin at 517.920.1009 and 419.944.4160, respectively, or visit their blog at www.mycollegestuffnet.blogspot.com.

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