Why buy when you can rent?
Taking the few college courses that I have, I know that it gets expensive fast. Especially if you’re paying out of state or district fees. Along with that comes the cost of text books that you need for your classes. I know when I was figuring money at least three hundred went towards books.
That’s a pretty big chunk of change that you’re just essentially going to be wasting if you decide not to keep your books afterwards. It’s smart to buy if you wanted to have the book for reference later on but what if you don’t really care for the book?
If you don’t really want to keep it then I would suggest renting your text books from a company like CampusBookRentals. What I personally thought was awesome about them was the fact that they shipped to and from you for free. Also they have three rental options to choose from. You can pick Semester (130 days), Quarter (85 days), or Summer (55 days). They also let you highlight the books which I know some other companies don’t.
You can check out the prices for the books on their site to see just how much you would save depending on the length of your rental needs. I also like that they have a link to Amazon if the book is available through there to buy. It makes it convenient if you decided to just buy instead.
Another nice aspect of this place is that for every textbook rented through them they donate to a children’s medical organization called Operation Smile. I don’t know know about you but I always enjoy when I see a company partnered with a charity, especially when it’s for kids.
When I am able to finally go back to school, I’m sure this will be the company I look at for most of my books.
I received monetary compensation for this post. All opinions expressed are my own.