Duke alumnus makes website marketplace exclusively for college students

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TheCampusMarket.com site lets college students buy and sell (WTVD)

It's back to school season and one Duke University alumnus wants students to consider a new site when it comes to buying and selling supplies and furniture for college.

Brad Stinson graduated in 2012 and founded TheCampusMarket.com a website where students can buy and sell goods exclusively with other students on their campus.

The website requires students to create a login using their university email address, ensuring that only students are using the site.

Stinson says creating a platform where students can buy and sells items with each other instead of the general public at large increases security for the site's users.

Brad Stinson, co-founder of TheCampusMarket.com, chats with ABC11 via Skype from UNC-Charlotte, the website's next launch site.

"We're essentially piggy-backing off of the safety checks that universities already have in place," he said. "The Campus Market is currently available at 21 universities across the east coast."

The site's current user base is over 25,000 students and is live at local universities including NC State, Duke, UNC, Wake Forrest, ECU and UNC-Wilmington.

Stinson hopes his site will be live in universities across the east coast and is currently working on launching the site at UNC-Charlotte.

"Campus Market is 100 percent free - always will be 100 percent free for students," Stinson said. "You really have nothing to lose, a lot to gain."
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