I have to say that with my college career coming to an end, I am a little sad. I have both rented books and bought them from my school and I can say that renting has worked out better for me.
There are perks from CampusBookRentals.com that can not be beaten by anyone. Here is something for instance:
This is a book that is absolutely required for my degree.. no big deal, but I did not rent it. The books listing price is $184.00. Yes you read that correctly, almost $200. I am sure with shipping I did pay nearly $200 for it. The rental price, $77.28. With CampusBookRentals.com you save 40-90% from school bookstore prices. CampusBookRentals.com also offers free 2 way shipping. That means you do not pay to get books or to return them.
The deal keeps getting better too because you can highlight in the books, something I am VERY guilty of. There are flexible renting schedules, which is a perk for myself and others who have shortened classes of just 8 weeks.
CampusBookRentals.com also donates to an amazing charity called Operation Smile which is a great organization for cleft lip/palate and other facial deformities allowing amazing children to get these things repaired. When renting from CampusBookRentals.com you are helping each time.
ALSO there is a new program called RentBack which you can learn about on the video below.You can rent books you already own and make lots of money. Who couldn't use extra money while in college?!?!
*DISCLAIMER* This is a paid review for CampusBookRentals.com, but the opinions contained above are mine however they may vary from the opinions of others.