How to get your textbooks really cheap

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  1. pyro6128

    pyro6128 Senior Member

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    I use bookrenter.com. You end up saving way more money renting your books than if you buy them and then try to resell them to the school. And shipping it back to them is free because they provide prepaid shipping labels. If you use my referral link below, you also save an extra 5% on your purchase.

    Rent Textbooks | Cheap College Textbook Rentals | BookRenter.com

    And no i don't work for them, I just use them to rent all my books, and I also save a small percentage if people use the link. Its win win haha. But seriously, even if you don't use that particular site, unless you want to keep your textbooks for future reference, you should absolutely rent them. You save so much
     
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    Thanks for the info! With my two children away at college it will help. (Every little thing helps).
     
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    yea no problem. I'm in grad school right now and when i was doing undergrad I would either buy my books from the school and resell them at the end of the year, or buy them on ebay. When you sell back to the school they take advantage of you hard. And ebay is pretty good, but you still end up paying a fairly decent amount. With renting, you rent it for as long as you need it, then send it back. I paid around $60 and change to rent a finance book this year that would have been $300+ if I would have gotten it on ebay or through my school. Then you just mail it back in the box it came in by the due date and youre all set.

    The only downside however is that you can't mark the books at all. So no highlighting, but thats not really a deal breaker for me.
     
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    Mark them? Shoot, I'm just hoping my girls will READ them! LOL J/K my oldest made Dean's list at Wake Forest both semesters last year (her freshman year) so I know at least SHE is studying.
     
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