Renting textbooks is a cheaper way if you follow a few rules.
1) Most important – don’t loose your book. You will find yourself paying both the rental and the replacement cost.
2) Don’t return it late – if they can not re-rent it the rental co losses big time and there late fees can get very expensive
3) Compare prices – with over a dozen big name sites offering rentals be sure to compare the prices and shipping. A price comparison tool like makes this job easier.
4) Read the terms & conditions – don’t just check the box that says you read it, Read IT! This is a 4 month contract that covers what you can and CAN NOT do with the book.