Rent Textbooks Online to Save Money

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With the increasing of education costs, many students are facing tight budget for their college degree studies, especially the students who did not get a scholarship and have to fund their education fees with their own money. If you are one of these students, then rent your textbooks instead of buying them will help you financially.

Many students spend hundreds of dollars a semester on buying textbooks that are required by their courses, but after the semester end, they don’t need the books anymore and these books will end up being sold back to the bookstore as the used books at a fraction of the original price.

One alternative to save the money uses to buy the brand new textbooks is simply rent the textbooks from any of textbooks renting service. Ever better, you can rent the book from online textbook renting websites easily from your computer and the books rented will be delivered to your door by mail. Most often, the rented books will be attached with the return labels, which enable you to send back the book with free shipping. Just in case you need to extend the renting period, you can make a request to extend 15 or 30 days added or another quarter/summer/semester period.

There are many textbooks rental programs offered online, which you can rent the textbooks required for your study. Here are the three common resources where you can find the required textbooks and rent them at a low price. If you still want to own them, you could also buy them at a fraction of the cost.

1. Chegg.com

Chegg.com is one of the biggest internet textbook renting sites. You can find most of textbooks used at the colleges. The site contributes in forest saving activities; every book you rent from Chegg.com, they plant a tree through American Forests. You are allowed to highlight the important points at the rented textbooks, but you are prohibited from writing on the books.

2. Bookrenter.com

Bookrenter.com has been recognized as the first and the best online book rental company. It provides a flexible rental period and hassle-free renting and return process, which can be done online with intuitive interface offer unparalleled convenience. They don’t allow you to highlight or write on their books.

3. The School’s Bookstore

Your school’s bookstore may have textbook renting service. Check it out. The benefits of renting textbook from your school’s bookstore are most of textbooks used by school can be found, you can instant get the book and you have a chance to check the condition of the books before renting them.

Summary

The expenses needed for buying textbook may involve a substantial portion of your education budget. One alternative to save same money from buying textbooks is simply rent them. You may not need the books after the semester end, but if you really want to keep the rented books for future reference, you can buy them at a fraction of cost.

Amelia Turner, an educational article writer focusing on online education. Visit Amelia at http://www.your-online-degree.info to find out more details information and free resources about the Best College Degrees, financial aids and other accredited online education options that can help you to make decision to earn your degree online.

 

Is It Better To Buy Or Rent Textbooks?

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Renting textbooks has grown in popularity, but is it really the best bang for your buck? College students are always looking to save money, and buying textbooks for the fall and spring semesters is no exception. Textbooks cost college students a lot of money every year, and students are now looking to save money by renting them. Is it really the cost saving measure that everyone says it is? I have laid out a few examples to give students a clearer picture of how to save money on textbooks:

Textbook that a student needs for their semester:
Business by William M. Pride

If that student decides to rent Business by William M. Pride from Chegg.com they will be charged $60.49. They will also need to ship it back to Chegg by a certain date to avoid any fees charged to their account.

Now if that same student decides to buy a used copy of Business by William M. Pride from Amazon.com, they will have to pay about $90.00 plus $3.99 in shipping. This looks like it would cost the student more, but they can resell the book to MyBookCart.com for $41.30. The total spent by the student would be $52.69.

In this scenario, the student saves $7.8 by buying used and then reselling it instead of renting the textbook. This doesn’t include the money saved by avoiding late fees or any other fees charged by Chegg.com

Textbook that a student needs for their semester:
Accounting, Chapters 1-23, by Charles T. Horngren, 8th Edition

If that student decides to rent Accounting, Chapters 1-23 from Chegg.com, they will be charged $56.99. They will also need to ship it back to Chegg by a certain date to avoid any fees charged to their account.

Now if that same student decides to buy a used copy of Accounting, Chapters 1-23 from Amazon.com, they will have to pay about $75.00 plus $3.99 in shipping. This looks like it would cost the student more, but they can resell the book to MyBookCart.com for $34.25. The total spent by the student would be $44.74.

In this scenario, the student saves $12.25 by buying used and then reselling it instead of renting the textbook. This doesn’t include the money saved by avoiding late fees or any other fees charged by Chegg.com.

Textbook that a student needs for their semester:
Biology: Concepts and Connections, Eighth Ed. by Neil A. Campbell

If that student decides to rent Biology: Concepts and Connections from Chegg.com, they will be charged $53.99. They will also need to ship it back by its due date to Chegg to avoid any fees charged to their account.

Now if that same student decides to buy a used copy of Biology: Concepts and Connections from Amazon.com, they will have to pay about $75.00 plus $3.99 in shipping. This looks like it would cost the student more, but they can resell the book to MyBookCart.com for $34.25. The total spent by the student would be $44.74.

In this scenario, the student saves $9.25 by buying used and then reselling it instead of renting the textbook. This doesn’t include the money saved by avoiding late fees or any other fees charged by Chegg.com.

The best way for a student to save money on textbooks is to buy them used from Amazon’s Used Marketplace and then reselling the textbook to buyback companies such as MyBookCart.com. This way, the student saves more money than renting the book. There are no time frames or late fees students have to worry about at the end of each semester.

The author also writes the blog “College and Such”.