Saturday, March 2, 2013

Campus Book Rental.

Happy Saturday Morning!

I don't often post on Saturday's but when I do it is to cue you in on a new site or store for that online shopping guru!

Have you heard of Campus Book Rentals? This is where I rented most of my books in college. Book rental is the most genius thing for college students. The books are %40-%90 off bookstore prices, there is free shipping, you can do whatever you normally would with your purchased books like highlight, you can rent them as long as you need, plus at the end of a semester you don't need to keep a heavy book you won't use again!

When I was in school, as an accounting student, I did all the math to see if the book rental actually made financial sense. Seriously it does! Even if you sell back a book to your campus store at the end of the year you still will have paid more out of pocket in the long-term than you would with renting!

The cool thing about renting through Campus Books is that a portion of your rental goes back to charity, Operation Smile!

They also have a new feature on their site called Rent Back which even I should take advantage of!
RentBack is a new initiative that allows students to rent the textbooks they own - to other students... which is awesome because it makes you 2-4x more money compared to what you could make through buyback options!

If you would like to learn more check out the video below!

What do you think? Do you rent your Textbooks?


beautybabbling said...

I was super lucky. The university that I went to for my undergrad had their own textbook rental program. Nobody bought their books. You paid a flat fee with your tuition and got all of your books for the semester. You had to take care of them, or you would get fined when you returned them, but it was awesome. You also had the option to buy the books that you wanted to keep.

Ashley @TheCreamToMyCoffee said...

Renting books is seriously genius. I wish that had been possible when I was in college!

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