I remember when I was in school, every semester I played the guessing game as to how much my books were going to be that semester. I was usually way under, and they always managed to cost hundreds of dollars, even though I would buy them used. To me it seemed to be an outrageous amount to pay for something that you use for a semester and then desperately try to sell to someone else, or they sit unused on your bookshelf.
Then I heard about CampusBookRentals.com! What a genius idea! I really wish this site had been around when I was in school! It would have saved me a huge headache!
From their site:
"CampusBookRentals.com began renting textbooks in August of 2007. Since then, we've served thousands and thousands of customers on more than 5,000 different college campuses in the fabulous USA. You can be confident in our customer service and reliability. We work like maniacs to get books to our customers on time, make things right when something goes wrong, and provide fast and responsive customer service.
At CampusBookRentals.com we offer virtually any textbook for rent, we pay students for referring friends, we award scholarships every semester, and we contribute a portion of the rental proceeds to a worthy humanitarian project each year. We’ll keep you involved in our humanitarian projects and progress through our “Making a Difference” link.
Renting textbooks makes sense plain and simple. Every rental comes with a worry free guarantee within the first 30 days of your order if you drop your class or change your mind, you keep more cash in your pocket up front, you can order from the comfort of your home or office, it doesn’t cost a penny to return your rented textbooks when you're done with them (we even provide the package), and you don’t have to worry about disappointing buyback prices at the end of the semester. Let us take the risk that your textbook will be worthless next semester; you don’t have to anymore."
They've partnered with Operation Smile and are donating over 1,000 life saving cleft lip surgeries this year to children in need! So not only are you saving money on books, you get to help people in the process!
So, if you are in school and need books, or know anyone who is, be sure to check out this program!