Bring In Some Cash With Those Used Textbooks

Hey you...yes you...all those college-goers out there. College is expensive. Believe me, I know. I went to a private art institute and still paying off the $124,000.00 tuition and loans I had. Money doesn't come easy in college. So every little penny counts, right? Saving is awesome especially when you have so many expenses. From room and board, to lab fees, to supplies, to books.... 

Speaking of books, have you seen the prices for some of those textbooks you are told is a must to buy for a class? Some I had to purchase were around $200 per book only to never use them in class and then when it's time to do the end of the year "buy-back", the store no longer accepts them or gives you $10 for a book that was never even opened or maybe used once. It's insane and so disappointing too.

But now there is a new way of getting your textbooks. It's a lot cheaper and also helps with a great cause. Now you can rent your college textbooks instead of coughing up loads of cash for them. A website called Campus Book Rentals gives you the ability to do just that.

  • save 40-90% off of bookstore prices
  • free shipping both ways
  • can highlight in the textbooks
  • flexible renting periods
  • we donate to Operation Smile with each textbook rented
  • refer-a-friend program
  • and many more perks

They also offer a new program called Rent Back. Here is how it basically works:

RentBack is new initiative that allows students to rent the textbooks they own - to other students... which is awesome because it makes them 2-4x more money compared to what they'd make through buyback options! (selling their books back at the end of the semester) Isn't that awesome?!



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  2. This is a brilliant idea Rebecca because as a former university student I'm all too well aware of the mammoth cost of textbooks myself. Great post, thanks for sharing this with us.