Over the years, my husband has noticed the freshmen college students not always take advantage of all the deals they can receive. He sees them line up outside the bookstore paying marked up prices for books and supplies. He gets it. If no one has explained to them that there are other options, then of course they will spend all their money at the bookstore hoping they can at least score a used textbook.
So here’s my tip. Save your money and Rent your textbooks!
We’ve tried buying books from various online sites that are deeply discounted only for them to arrive late--weeks after his class began!!--or it would be the wrong book all together. We decided that enough is enough. So we went back to our tried and true method of renting.
Here is an example of a book that came from Campus Book Rentals. It was Bubba's Pre calculus book. If we had purchased it from the campus bookstore, it would have cost us $190! We paid, $49.
How does it work & what company do you use?
First, let me tell you the company name; Campus Book Rentals.
As for how it works...well...it works just as it sounds! Simply go to their website (link above), type in the book you need, and then how long you need it. You pay on a secure server, then they ship it for FREE!
Bing, Bam, Boom and you’re holding a textbook for a fraction of the cost. Genius, I tell you.
....and because I know you're wondering, here is a list of more perks that come with renting your textbook.
- Save 40-90% off of bookstore prices
- FREE Shipping (This includes returning your textbook!)
- It's OK to highlight in the textbooks
- Flexible renting periods
- A donation is made to Operation Smile with each textbook rented
So if you know someone in college, or you’re attending for the first time, then this is my friendly shove to save yourself the money and rent your textbooks.
Bubba uses Campus Book Rentals to rent his textbooks which is why I agreed to write this post. In exchange we will receive a free book rental! They are a dependable company with great customer service.
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