Living near a college town has gotten me thinking. Every time I go into the city all I see are leasing signs for students for the Fall semester and that makes me think about all of those ungodly costs that come with going to college. One of those costs being college textbooks. I can remember the hundreds of dollars that I would have to spend every semester on textbooks to just use them for a couple of weeks and then let them sit and collect dust on some bookshelf or box. That is why I wish I had thought to rent textbooks instead of buying them.
It is reasons like that, that make me wish I had known of campusbookrentals.com when I was actively going to College. The main reason that I love the idea of what Campus Book Rentals does is the fact that you can save anywhere between 40-90% on your textbooks by renting them from their website. On top of that you are only paying to rent the books because they give you free shipping to have them shipped to you as well as free shipping for you to ship them back to them at the end of your class.
Now, you might already be saying that this program wouldn’t be for you because you like writing in your books and highlighting in them. Well, let me tell you a little something. They do allow you to highlight in the books and instead of writing in them just use sticky notes to write out the little notes to yourself about what you are reading. Another thing that might have you worried is if you can rent the books for your actual class length.
I know just from the two schools that I went to that not all schools semesters are the same length. When I was at community College my classes were 16 weeks long versus when I was going to Baker College and they were 10 weeks on campus and 6 weeks online. You might think these variances would be problematic, but they are not because Campus Book Rentals allows you to have a flexible rental period where you tell them what weeks you need the textbooks for class.
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They also have a new program that is great for all of those students who did not know about their textbook rental program last semester. This program is called Rent Back where you can actually rent out your own textbooks to other students in need. This gives you an opportunity to earn some money off of the textbooks that you previously purchased and do not need anymore.
The Rent Back program is a great way to make a little cash and you can more than likely get more money from renting out your textbooks instead of trading them in with some third party company that will more than likely be trying to rip you off because you do not have the newest edition of your book.
I would love to hear what you think of both programs. I think that they are both very beneficial programs that can and do help many people.