That prices of everything that can be bought has gone up is true, even college education — tuition fees and books were not spared. That’s why to rent textbooks nowadays is a convenient option for students. We unfortunately didn’t have this kind of service when I was still in college.
Renting textbooks will save one money, sure, but situations should also be considered.Whether you would buy or rent textbooks, consider comparing the prices first.
List down the books you need for the semester. Go to bookstores near you or skim through online bookshops and compare prices of the books you need. Next, browse online textbook rental websites for the cheapest rates of available books on your list. Compare both lists and see which would be cheaper.
One such website to lookout for is campusbookrentals.com. They’ve been in the business for years now that they’ve had a big following who can attest to their great services. To start off, here are some of the perks of renting a book from them;
-save 40-90% off of bookstore prices
-free shipping both ways
-one can highlight the textbooks’ pages
-renters are given flexible renting periods
The website is very easy to navigate and there’s a FAQs page to readily answer your questions. If you are working on a paper about childhood and what’s shaping their education then you can easily rent textbooks related to this topic such as The Developing Child; Children, Adolescents, and the Media and Child, Family; and Community: Family-Centered Early Care and Education. You just need to type in a keyword or the book title, ISBN perhaps or book author’s name on the search box to find your materials.
Perhaps the fact that campusbookrentals.com donate to Operation Smile with each textbook rented would also motivate you to rent textbooks instead of buying them. Operation Smile is an organization of charitable, loving people dedicated to healing cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities. With this endeavor comes also the long-term improvement in quality of life of those children and those around them, a ripple effect so to speak.
And good news, if you already bought textbooks earlier on before learning about campusbookrentals.com, you can sell them too provided that you don’t need them anymore!
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