Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The Benefits of Textbook Rentals
The Benefits of Renting Textbooks in College by Lauren
Textbook rentals are something that I have heard about in the past few years. Whenever I go to my school’s bookstore at the start of every semester, I am offered the chance to rent my books. While I have not personally done so yet, it is something I am thinking of doing in the future as I go into my last year of undergraduate school. Books are crazy expensive and I feel like the prices are continuously going up. If you know anything about the life of a college student…we have a lot to pay for…from tuition to books to supplies. Some students even pay for room and board, food, and not to mention clothes/entertainment/etc.
Renting textbooks can be one way that you save money. Book Rentals is one such website that allows you to rent books for your classes. A customer commented on the site that they spent only $60 for a semester of books instead of the usual $200. Like I stated above, I have always bought my books but that’s because they are generally not as expensive as, say, a science major, and I can sell mine back at the end of the semester and get some money back.
If you rent textbooks… you can’t sell them back, but you are more than likely going to save so much more money. I would seriously consider renting your books if you look into the prices and renting is much cheaper than buying. You just need to consider if you want to save your books (as some do) or if you’re sure you will be trying to get rid of them by the end of your classes. If you don’t want them, then I would rent.
This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own