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Throughout my seven semesters of college, one thing has remained the same: textbook prices. Bookstores charge an arm and a leg for them; for those prices, they should be made of gold! I don’t know about you, but the day that I buy textbooks is a guaranteed bad day. I hate spending all of that money on a textbook that is worth $4 at the end of the semester or, worse, the bookstore won’t buy back.
Enter CampusBookRentals.com. You can rent textbooks for 40-90% less than the purchase price. Campus Book Rentals offers flexible renting periods, perfect for the trimester or 8-week courses! If you happen to love a particular course text, you even have the option of buying the book.
My biggest worry (and one of the reasons I always bought textbooks) was that I’m a visual learner, which makes me an obsessive highlighter. Thankfully, Campus Book Rentals allows you to highlight in the textbooks!
If you have a number of old textbooks, they’re probably collecting dust on your bookshelf. At least, I know mine are. Enter RentBack.com You rent the textbooks that you own out to other students, allowing you to make 2-4 times more money compared to the price of selling them back. Pretty nice for books that are just collecting dust on your bookshelf!
I decided to compare the price of buying and renting two of my textbooks: a Medical Sociology book and a Criminalistics book. As you’ll notice, I’m a Criminal Justice major, so buying a textbook for elective medical and chemistry courses is a waste of money, in my opinion. The Medical Sociology books costs $75 at the University Bookstore while I can rent it for $26.99. The Criminalistics book, while I would love to keep it, costs $115 used from the bookstore; I can rent this same book for $32.95, making renting a no-brainer!
I urge you to look into renting textbooks from Campus Book Rentals for your next semester of college (or, in my case, my last! Hallelujah!)