Friday, April 20, 2012

Students, Looking to Save? Campus Book Rentals Can Help.

Do you remember how expensive textbooks were in college?

Painfully expensive, right? I remember registering early, and trying to beat the crowds to the small stack of used textbooks available on the bookstore shelf. Of course if a class required a new edition or changed course books, the cost of buying all new directly hit my poor wallet. I worked through college and even worked a second job in the campus bookstore to help with the high cost of textbooks. I wonder how much I could have saved if CampusBookRentals had been around then?

Do you have questions? Here is a great and humorous FAQ video:

Okay, check out the example savings on this book:
Using Financial Accounting Information: The Alternative to Debits and Credits by Gary A. Porter, Curtis L. Norton is listed at $222.95 ... 
Sticker shock, right? To rent the same book for a quarter it is only $29.09. Yes, 87% Savings!

Other perks include:

  • save 40-90% off of bookstore prices
  • free shipping both ways
  • can highlight in the textbooks
  • flexible renting periods
  • trusted source since 2007!

I was a Japanese and Asian Studies major so I purchased a lot of history and literature books. Most of those I didn't keep beyond the classes and would have loved to have rented them and saved money for more bagel and coffee to keep me going on those long all-nighters!

Of course, my husband took Physics, Math and Business courses and I was always shocked by how much he spent on textbooks that were not used all the way through.

When my children are college age I will be looking into CampusBookRentals, and with all the people I know going back to school for mid-life career changes I will be passing this information on to them. Why let your friends and family pay full price?

Also, CampusBookRentals donates to Operation Smile with every textbook purchased. Does it get much better than that?

*Disclaimer - This is a sponsored post for CampusBookRentals. All opinions are my own.
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