Friday, January 4, 2013
With 2013 officially under way, we are cracking down on the budget around here. I hope to crank up the frugal living posts as we concentrate our efforts. Today I'm sharing information about renting textbooks for my academically minded readers. One of my least favorite memories from my college days is the eternal waiting in line at the bookstore to pay waaaay to much for textbooks, only to be told one semester later that they were worth $2 when I tried to sell them back. Awful. I went to college on a full scholarship, but books were not covered. It seemed like they became more and more expensive with each passing semester. After college I worked part time for a book buying company that shall remain nameless. I learned that the ridiculous price discrepancies are not actually the fault of the bookstore or book seller, but of the book publishers and the university itself. It was incredibly frustrating sitting on the other side of the desk and telling poor college students that the book they paid over $100 for three months ago was now worthless.
Campus Book Rentals heroically entered to save the day. Not only can you save 40-90% off book store prices by renting your textbooks, they also give you free shipping both ways. Amazing. You can still highlight in your books if that's your m.o., and the renting periods are super flexible. If you drop a class, you have a 30 day risk free window to return the book. If you just love that Biology 101 book and want to purchase it after the semester is over, you can do that. With each textbook rental, Campus Book Rentals donates to Operation Smile and funds a textbook scholarship fund. You can feel good about supporting life changing surgeries for children around the world and supplying books for other college folks. If you have a bunch of textbooks gathering dust on the shelf, you can rent them out to other students and make money for yourself. I compared prices with other online sellers and even Amazon. Here you can see the price difference for an American history textbook is around 40% off Amazon Prime. That's pretty awesome. If you have issues with your textbook rentals, they have live customer support.
Here's a few videos to answer more of your questions.
Help me spread the word about Campus Book Rentals and get $5 for each friend you get to sign up. If you are a student, go forth and save money and make money.
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