If you're in college, or know someone who is, you know how $expensive$ textbooks are! Before I got smart and used Amazon, I was spending several hundred dollars a semester on books I barely cracked open. Ick.
My last semester of grad school, I actually used a textbook rental company for one research methods book. I needed to have it and it was my LAST class before graduation ... so I knew I didn't want to KEEP it. I just wanted to have it handy in case I really did need it. Renting textbooks was SO EASY and SO cheap in comparison to the price of a new hardcover science book!
Campus Book Rentals
offers you the option of renting your textbooks. With Campus Book Rentals, you can save
up to 90% and then return them when you're finished with the course! The prices are so much cheaper than buying the books outright and the process is super simple. Just search for the books you want, rent them, and receive them with free shipping. When you are finished ... just returned them. They provide the return envelope and shipping is free. EASY! And, guess what, you can still highlight in them.
The rental periods range from a semester (130 days), a quarter (85
days), and summer (55 days.) Rental extensions are offered as well as
the option to re-rent your books.
One book that is definitely helpful to most students that they have available is the APA Style Manual. These style rules change so frequently... there is no need to buy the book! Rent it and that way you will always have the most up to date version on hand.
*I was compensated for this post, but this really is a great service!