Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Why Not Rent College Textbooks?

How many of you are headed back to college, or have kids headed off to campus?  College education can get expensive, and cutting costs wherever possible is a priority for many students. One way to do this is by renting your college textbooks. Yes, you read that correctly-you can actually rent textbooks and save a good amount of money, rather than paying out big bucks on a book you won't have any use for in a year! One site I found that offers textbook rentals at very reasonable prices is CampusBookRentals.com

Just for fun I did some browsing and noted the price difference of renting versus buying. Since music is something I have studied (and continue to study) I took my search to the music theory books. The selection ranges from beginner books (Complete Idiot's Guide, etc.) to more advanced studies. For an example of the price, you can rent the Complete Idiot's Guide to Music Theory for an entire semester for just $33.41.

So, if you or a family member are on your way to college this fall, you really should consider the many benefits of renting your textbooks. CampusBookRentals.com offers books at 40-90% off of retail book prices. You also get free shipping both ways-so there's no hidden costs there! You're even able to highlight in the books you rent, and the rental dates are flexible; you can choose to borrow the book for a semester, quarter, or summer. Or, if you have a particular time frame, you can choose your own dates. And, with each book you rent, CampusBookRentals.com donates to Operation Smile, an organization that performs cleft lip surgeries on children that couldn't afford it otherwise! So what are you waiting for? Go start renting, reading and learning!

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  1. My son just rented two books from Campus Book Rentals. We did save some money by renting instead of buying them and they shipped them right away to us before school starts. He rented one last year and the best part was shipping it back when he was done with it! I think this is a great idea and he will continue to rent whenever possible.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

  2. I love this. This would be great for my daughter who is starting college soon. I also like that they provide the envelope to send the books back. It can't get much easier than that.

  3. This company was started by a friend of mine and it is amazing!

  4. This is a great idea because college books are very costly and renting thm makes the most sense to me.

  5. What a great idea. If I were going to college I would definitely use this service. And the fact that they are charitable too is icing on the cake.

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