Monday, April 23, 2012

Going to college? CampusBookRentals.com saves you money!

I miss college. I knew I would. It was seriously an awesome time in my life. I grew so much as a person during those five years (switching your major from journalism to sociology to marketing to Math Education tends to tack on an extra year) and I had a lot of fun doing it. Life wasn't all roses, though, because I worked a lot, on top of attending classes. After my freshman year, I paid for pretty much everything, though my parents did help with rent until I got married during my junior year. I learned to cut expenses and one thing that seemed absolutely ridiculous were textbook prices! The campus bookstore was close, but it just seemed crazy to pay $100 for a book I could find elsewhere for $50. After the semester, I'd try to sell the book online, but would never make back what I spent, and sometimes it'd takes weeks or months to get rid of the book (so it'd end up hogging up shelf space in my little apartment). I often wished there was a way to get a book at the library for the whole semester but then return it after my final...you know, like renting a textbook! Why didn't my school bookstore do that?? (I've since found out they now offer some textbooks for rent, but not all)

If you or someone you know are getting ready to take college courses (or currently attending), there's a great website from which to rent all of your books! Campusbookrentals.com offers free shipping both ways and has flexible renting periods. The best feature is that you can highlight in the textbooks--which is really helpful for those courses that are reading intensive. Check out CampusBookRentals.com to save 40-90% off bookstore prices without the hassle of having to store books or resell them after the semester is over. Renting a textbook allows you to save a lot of money and get rid of it once it's no longer needed.

Here are two examples I've taken from my alma mater, MIZZOU 

For the summer 2012 semester, Chemistry 1310 (general chemistry) requires the 11th edition of Chemistry by Chang. The MU Bookstore sells the book for $233.65. You can rent it from CampusBookRentals.com for $149.78 for the summer, or a bit higher if you need the book for a quarter ($156.66) or semester ($172.16).

My degree is in math education, so one semester I took Math 2320 (Discrete Math Structures). That class at Mizzou requires the 5th edition of Discrete Mathematics by Ross. The MU Bookstore sells it new for $88 and used for $66--OR you could rent it from CampusBookRentals.com for $36.40 (summer), $38.07 (quarter), or $41.84 (semester).

CampusBookRentals.com also donates to Operation Smile with each textbook rented, so feel good about getting your textbooks from them since they help make a difference.

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