I don’t know if you’ve ever paid for yourself to go through college but I have and it’s a mess.
Especially in the start of the semester when you’ve got to go pick up some textbooks and you get hit with almost $400 worth of books that you’ll never use again. Thankfully, we’re here to help you by showing you some of the spots to snag your books – and also sell your old ones!
With either renting or buying, getting books for school can be a hassle, but with sites like Chegg, you are able to return your books within 21 days if you dropped or switched a class. You can extend or purchase your rentals, and they even pay for your return shipping. They also say you can highlight in the books, but just don’t write in them because other students will use them in the future.
Along the same vein of Chegg, Campus Book Rentals has you rent your books, rather than buy them. With renting the books, some users saved over $400! Plus, renting your books leaves more money for things like… Well… Not eating Ramen Noodles every day for dinner.
This site even offers K-12 textbooks, as well as college texts, easy 30-day returns, and even gives you free shipping for orders over $25.
Not to be confused with CampusBookRentals.com, Campus Books offers E-Reader versions of the text, as well as hard copies.
Good ol’ Amazon! This is truthfully where most of my textbooks have come from – and I’ve rented from Amazon as well! The other plus, is obviously Prime Shipping, and if you’re a student, you can get Amazon Prime at a discounted rate. They also offer an e-reader option, as well, which is great considering most tablets, whether iOS or Android can download the Amazon Kindle App. Problem solved for carrying all those heavy books to class!
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