WARNING: I am about to take a few moments to brag a little about my college days, so bare with me!
I am a proud University of Florida alumni (GO GATORS!) that holds a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and a Master's Degree in Special Education. And let me tell you, the costs were outrageous! Worth it, but OUTRAGEOUS! Even with having the Bright Future's Scholarship as a cushion, making ends meet as a college student was a tough road. I lived in a dorm my freshman year so that I could learn the ins and outs of college life. I quickly learned that buying used textbooks was the way to go. But, being in a college town, with zillions of bookstores, I had no clue which one offered the best prices. Not to mention, I knew I'd eventually had to sell them back at half the price I paid for them. Rip off!
I wish I had only known about CampusBookRentals.com. If you are currently in college and are looking for an inexpensive way to get textbooks, be sure to follow the link and check it out. Here is a brief list of the perks this company has to offer:
- You save 40-90% off of bookstore prices
- You get free shipping both ways
- You can highlight in the textbooks
- There are flexible renting periods
- They donate to Operation Smile with each textbook rented
They also have this new program called RentBack. "RentBack is a new initiative that allows students to rent the textbooks they own to other students." This concept is amazing because it makes them 2-4x more money compared to what they'd make through buyback options--which is what I had to do when I was in college. If you are interested in more info about that, go here.
If you still aren't sold on the idea, visit their Facebook page and read a few of the testimonies from college students. I did. And I pretty much saw 100% satisfaction when reading through some of the posts. Saving that money you would have spent buying at bookstores can now be used to start paying off those student loans...which reminds me....I need to set up another payment towards mine :-/