As you all know I'm in the middle of grad school. Last semester was my first one so I bit the bullet and ordered my books from Amazon. Even at the used price I ended up paying well over $500 for just 4 books. And when I tried to sell them back I got a whooping $60!!! This semester I said no way to paying those prices. Luckily my friend Baylee posted about Campus Book Rentals. I looked up the books I needed for the Spring semester and I'll be saving well over $100 per book. And renting textbooks is so much better than buying because let's face it, you're not ever going to use that economics book again. You can also highlight in the books and choose how long you want to rent it. They also pay for the shipping each way. If you're like me and are just finding out about this and already have a bunch of textbooks, you can also rent them out yourself through RentBack.com. You get paid every time they rent the book out! As if that wasn't enough, they also donate a portion of every book rented to Operation Smile, which performs life-changing cleft-lip surgeries on children whose families could not otherwise afford it. So not only are you saving yourself a ton of money by renting, you're also helping others. Everyone wins!
Here's a video on how their rentals work. I can't imagine the money I would have saved when I got my undergrad if I had used a program like this.
(Although I was compensated for this post, the opinions expressed are my own. Campus Book Rentals is a fantastic company all around)