It was late August 1995 (totally dating myself here) and I am standing on a long line to purchase textbooks for my very first semester of college. And all over radio stations across the country Alanis Morissette is crooning that, “You Oughta Know”!
Totally new experience for me and truly had no clue what I was in for on this!! It was hot, the air conditioning wasn’t working and recall waiting on this extremely long line, all while sweating for over an hour holding some very big, heavy textbooks that were mandatory for the college courses.
Once I got to the cash register to pay, I recollect spending hundreds of dollars on those books that I used for about three short months.
Fast forward to December, at the end of that semester, where I stood on a long just as long as the original to try to sell back these same books receiving not nearly as much as I had originally paid. If I got back $75 it was a lot. And this vicious cycle continued for at least another few more years while I went to college.
It has been awhile for me, but still can picture this time it quite vividly. And back then I would have loved to be able to buy my textbooks in an easier fashion, for a more reasonable amount, as well as sell back and get more money returned to me from my original purchase and investment.
Well, it is now 2013 and I was recently contacted by CampusBookRentals, which is a textbook rental company for over 5,500 colleges across the country. Not only can you get all your textbooks needs online through this company not having to stand on long lines as I once did, but the process is so very simple.
Some of the actual perks of CampusBookRentals are as follows:
- Save 40-90% off of bookstore prices
- Free shipping both ways
- You can highlight in the textbooks
- Have flexible renting periods
- Also have an excellent support staff and are always only a phone call away.
- One of the originals in the textbook rental company revolution from way back to 2007.
- Can save a lot of money when you rent textbooks. And even if you want to keep your books at the end of the semester, you can just pay them the difference and the books are yours.
- You have 30 days to change your mind and if you do can get a full refund in that time frame.
- They even donate to Operation Smile (heals children’s smiles, who are born with cleft palates) with each textbook rented.
And CampusBookRentals just started a new initiative called RentBack, which now allows students to rent the textbooks they already own to other students. This is absolutely wonderful, because it makes them 2-4 times more money compared to what they’d make through college campus buyback options of selling their books back at the end of the semester.
Isn’t that awesome?! I mean seriously no more long lines to get back hardly anything in return. It is a win-win for sure!!
Here are two short videos, which explain this process in more depth:
How does CampusBookRentals work?:
What is RentBack?:
So, if you or someone you know are in need of college books, this truly is a no brainer. Definitely hope, you will try them out, because the company truly is extraordinary, as well as the service they provide being impeccable. And my younger self would have been all over this one. So, Happy Textbook Shopping!!
This is a sponsored post written for CampusBookRentals, which I was compensated for, but the opinions are solely my own.
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