College Students: Why Buy Textbooks When You Can Rent?

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I feel like a seasoned career student, for as long as I have been in college. But I know I do have a tendency to rush and buy all my books before classes start. Well that changed this semester because I got tired of being burned in my wallet due to buying a book when I didn’t need to. Case in point; I bought an anatomy book that was over $200 only to find out I didn’t need to buy it and it was available for rent. There could also be a lot of places that rent textbooks cheaply near you, and you just don’t know about them yet.

This semester I am renting a textbook for the first time. I am renting a kindle version even so I don’t even have to worry about more books to carry. Are you thinking about renting? Check out just a few perks you can get from renting your books at Campus Book Rentals:

-save 40-90% off of bookstore prices

-free shipping both ways

-can highlight in the textbooks

-flexible renting periods (you can rent for 60 or even 120 days)

Another reason I wish I had rented my books? Because programs end and my college won’t be buying my books back from me, so I am stuck with them. Had I known, I would have rented and saved my money!


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  1. Marnie Byod says

    It’s really ideal to just rent a book rather than buy.
    Main reason is of course to save and of course reduce the clutter at home whenever you don’t need them anymore.

  2. J.T. Smith says

    One method I love doing is to purchase a textbook edition older than the one they require. The 9th edition of my statistics textbook is $205 cheaper than the 12th.

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