While it may have been awhile since I’ve been a college student, I clearly remember how pricey it was. Besides the tuition and room and board (if you choose to live on campus), there’s the expense of buying books. They are not cheap. Not at all.
When I was going to school, we had to buy our books outright, whether they were new or used. It was expensive no matter which route you chose. These days, there are so many other options, like renting books. Let’s face it, how many books do students really keep when the class is over? Especially if the books are for a required class that you really have no interest in taking.
Renting books through sites like Campus Book Rentals is super easy. You simply search the book you need in their data base and follow the easy steps to rent the book for the time period you need. You can save up to 80 percent over buying them new. When you’re done using the book, you simply return it. Don’t worry about shipping because it’s free both ways!
Besides renting the book from Campus Book Rentals, you can also loan out your own books with Rent Back. It works the same way except you get paid when your books get rented. You’ll likely make more money than selling your book back at the end of the semester.
You simply ship them to the company and let them take care of the rest.
I wish these services were available when I was a student. It would have saved me a lot of money and headaches! I can’t wait to see what is out there once my girls are ready for college…a long, long time from now!
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