We just survived another college semester. My daughter says joyfully, “I’m headed to the bookstore to sell my textbooks back and then I’m packing up to come home.” Unfortunately there wasn’t much joy to behold at the bookstore.
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Excited about picking up some return on her investment in the purchase of her college textbooks my daughter loaded them up and stood in line with everyone else at the campus bookstore. However book buy back “ain’t what it used to be” and it wasn’t all that great then.
Consider this. Hundreds of students in line. Some even remember their student IDs (must proof that you are a student in order to sell them back). After waiting in line hours (yes as they go through each book and determine a quick value) you get $27 offered to you. Or a little bit more if you allow them to put the money in your campus account. Twelve books at over $600 and your return or returning them? $27.00. She could have made more than that going to work and working all those hours.
As she calls to tell me the results I’m glad she took the money and ran. After all she already went through all of that. But I did remind her that at the beginning of the term that she did have options and one of those options was renting her textbooks from CampusBookRentals.com. Yes, I pulled the “I told you so card.” I’m only human.
Advantages to renting textbooks from CampusBookRentals:
-save 40-90% off of bookstore prices
-free shipping both ways
-can highlight in the textbooks
-flexible renting periods
– shop from the comfort of your desk – in your PJs – and we all know that’s what you are wearing right now
– no long lines for textbook purchases or buy backs
And, if you are anything like I was shopping in the bookstore was like dropping me into Whole Foods is now. I would get in there and find all sorts of fun things like school mascot earrings to pens I just couldn’t live without, paid too much for and lost them before the first semester was over.
Did I mention that it saves money and is more convenient? I think it could stand up to being repeated.
Now, those are all really nice things but guess what? CampusBookRentals.com also means less waste, so it’s easier on the environment AND a donation is made to Operation Smile for every book rented. I’ll just add a few more perks like selling/renting your previously purchased textbooks to them and MAKING money on them.
How does it work?
It’s that easy! They even help with the shipping. So you can rent the textbooks you need, use them as long as you need to. You can even highlight them and you can save money. As the parent of not one but two college aged students I’m not seeing a real downside.