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How To Save 60-85% On College Textbooks
Posted By Ron On August 1, 2011 @ 1:00 AM In College,Saving Money | Comments Disabled
One of the more frustrating things about attending college is the incredible cost of textbooks. Students, especially freshmen, are generally cash cows for local bookstores as students hurry to buy the correct textbook for each class. Wait until the class starts and you may have to buy a new textbook rather than that used one for 25% off. THEN, when you attempt to re-sell that new $150 textbook back to the bookstore (a textbook you may not have even used), you’re offered $8 … unless there’s a “new edition” and then you’re offered nothing but forever have a large 600 page paperweight on Basic Chemistry. Doesn’t come in too handy when you’re a business major.
I wish CollegeBookRenter.com  had been around when I was attending college. I was essentially renting my textbooks anyway since I always sold them back to the bookstore at the end of each semester (unless there was a new edition). The new edition problem wouldn’t have even been an issue if I had rented them. By renting I could’ve save some serious money since the average student saves 60% or more (up to 85%) by renting textbooks rather than buying them. Plus I could’ve waited until the class started to see if I needed the book at all (some professors use the textbook listed for the class extensively, some minimally, and some not at all).
After you set up your account, it’s a simple matter of selecting your textbook using either an ISBN, the title, or the author. Once you find your book you’ll need to choose from three different rental periods – 60 days, 90 days, or 130 days. Next the textbook to your cart and click on the Checkout button, following all the prompts for your shipping and billing addresses along will your payment information. Once all of that has been completed, you’ll be able to review all of your personal and payment information before confirming your order. Once you have confirmed your order, you’ll see a receipt page. That same receipt will be emailed to your account.
If you find you’re going to need your book longer than the rental period you originally specified, extending your rental is also easy. Simply log in to your account, select the book you wish to extend, and click on the Extend Rental button. You’ll see a drop down menu that lets you choose how long you want to keep the book, and then continue to the checkout.
Books are shipped within 1-2 business days and you’re offered 4 options.
Cost is $2.99 + $1.99 each additional book per order (5-14 Shipping Days).
$5.99 + $1.99 each additional book per order (4-8 Shipping Days)
$9.99 + $4.99 each additional book per order (2-3 Shipping Days)
$15.99 + $9.99 each additional book per order (1-2 Shipping Days)
You just can’t beat free return shipping. CollegeBookRenter.com returns are simple, fast and free. Just log into your account, print the FREE return label, and send it back.
Even if you’re not planning to attend college anytime soon, chances are pretty good that you know someone who is. Consider a gift certificate from CollegeBookRenter.com  and help them save.
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