Nothing like the insanely high price of textbooks to spark a Textbook Revolt.  The site permits scholars to compare rates, hire books and then return them for nothing.

Chegg has traditionally been a popular  rental source, also, with their 21-day satisfaction guarantee for physical books and 14-day for eTextbooks.  CampusBookRentals offers a 15-day honeymoon period, giving buyers the chance to hire a book early or hang onto it late, while Amazon also launched a textbook rental store for its Kindle e-book service earlier in the year.

Three more  options?, which permits consumers to ship books back for free ; BookRenter, which instantly enters you into a $500 drawing each time you make an order ; and ValoreBooks, a website offering next-day air and lets users return their books absolutely free