Thursday, February 28, 2013

Need College Textbooks or Have Some You Want to Get Money For?

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Have I got the site for you!  I only wish I had known about CampusBookRentals when my husband and I were in school - we both could have saved a ton on textbooks.  This awesome site allows you access a huge range of textbooks. You get to set your own return date and you can even mark and highlight in the books as if they were your own!

Finding and comparing prices with your local bookstores is easy.  I searched our local college bookstore website as if I was a student taking a certain course and got a list of the required books by ISBN.  After noting their purchase and rental prices, I copied the ISBN number for the required book and pasted it into the search at CampusBookRentals.  I entered the rental return date as one week after the end of the semester.  The price to rent a used version of this book locally - $163.58.  The price to rent this book from CampusBookRental for the semester - $14.60 with free shipping both ways!  Speechless!

Even better, through the same website you can click a tab for RentBack and make cash off your old textbooks - over and over!  It looks very easy to do - you go to the website and print a free shipping label, then send your old textbooks to RentBack.  They make your books available to other students to rent.  Those students return the books to RentBack and other students rent them - over and over and you get paid each time!

Now keep in mind, this is a new website so it appears that there is not a lot of data yet in this part of the site about the potential demand for these books and the site may tell you its not worth sending your books in because the data isn't there yet.  For instance, none of the required textbooks for the classes I looked up above showed as having rental demand or value.  However, I know they are the currently required textbooks for the classes currently being offered at our local college so there will be people looking for them if they are made available.

Here's more about how it works.

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