Today I would like to tell you about something that I wish I had known about when I was in college, renting textbooks. Textbooks cost about $100 each if you buy them from a bookstore, which is pretty outrageous, especially when you probably won't even end up reading the whole thing. If you're still in college, you should definitely check out http://www.campusbookrentals.com/. There are quite a few benefits to renting textbooks through their site, which include but are not limited to:
-saving 40-90% off of bookstore prices!
-free shipping both ways
-30 day risk free guarantee
-can highlight in the textbooks (this is pretty great since bookstores normally won't buy your textbooks if you highlighted in them)
-flexible renting periods
-monthly giveaways, textbook scholarships, shirts, and other prizes. Registration is free and you do not have to be a paying customer to win
-they donate to Operation Smile with each textbook rented (For those of you who don't know, Operation Smile is a great organization that fixes cleft lips for families who could not afford it otherwise. This allows the children to go through life with more confidence and higher self-esteem.)
Another amazing program offered by this site is called RentBack. How many of you have tried to sell back your books at the end of the quarter (for usually somewhere around 5% of what you paid for them to start with), only to be told that the bookstore wouldn't buy your books? It's happened to me many times. ANd then you're just stuck with all of these textbooks that you are never going to read. Either that or you donate them to Goodwill or similar for free. Rentback is a really cool program for current or former college students. If you still have some textbooks taking up space, look them up on RentBack. Ship your books to them, and every time your textbooks get rented by students, you'll get paid. Your textbooks can be rented over and over and over and you'll get paid every single time. And seriously, who couldn't use a little extra money?!
Check out this video to learn more.