Post # 1
Ok, so I have been very budget savy since getting married and get upset with the cost of tuition and books especially after paying my fees yesterday. Then, I go online to the bookstore only to find out the 2 books, books only, no supplies will cost me almost $400! I about died! But then…I received the best news in an email and from all people my professor! There is a site http://www.chegg.com that you can rent your books! I ended up renting both of them for $70! And they were shipped the same day! You base it on quarter (cheaper) or semester (a few bucks more) and then return them at the end. It is so worth it since hey, you hardly get anything back in the buyback process anyways! Just wanted to share especially for the ones planning weddings!
Post # 3
Thanks! I hope they have law school and business school books as well.
Post # 4
HEY!! Thanks great. Thanks. And that’s cool that your prof told you. I am an English major and so a lot of the books I need, I end up keeping, because they are novels or something. But I may be able to use this site in the future. Thanks.
Post # 5
I used this website last semester and it is great! I only wish they had it when I was in undergrad.
Post # 6
You are my new best friend =]. I buy 8 books a year for school! They add up b/c they’re big fat engineering hard books, too. boooo!
Post # 7
http://www.textbooksrus.com is a good one too! They sell the international versions of the book – so the only difference is the cover illustration, and that it is usually a paperback instead of a hard cover… but I got one of my books for $50, when it was $113 at the school’s bookstore, and $80 on other websites like amazon.
Post # 8
Thank you!! I just spent *gulp* $185 bucks for ONE textbook. A classmate of mine said he uses http://www.half.com
I’ll be buying future book another way next time, that’s for sure!
Post # 9
Yea that’s a good deal, but does anybody else packrat their books? I mean, I don’t think I’ve sold a single one…so I don’t know if I could stomach renting.
Textbook prices are SOOOO inflated. Especially when they put out new editions all the time that hardly change a thing, except the pricetag. I get that some stuff changes, but jeez.
Post # 10
I’ve heard about that site before but never knew anyone that actually used it so I was suspicious. I’ll have to check it out now. Thanks!
Post # 11
@Bamboo–LOL I use to packrat every book I bought! Now I realized that I never once opened them again even for reference as my Darling Husband would put it. (I am still having a hard time getting rid of these stupid car magazines!) I am a book collector, love first editions but have decided to not include any study books in that category. Probably the price I paid for them and all the long nights reading them made me hate them so cant keep them! I will definetly keep you guys posted on any issues that may arise but it is all good so far!
Post # 12
I am lucky and at a university were I am able to rent most of my books from the school for $7/credit hour. This semester all my books were a little over $100. One other book site that I have found really helpful as of late is google books. If the book you need is on there you can “search the text” for a specific key word or phrase and it will go to that page of the book, or list some snipits from the places that it is in the book. It is great for classes where you are looking for that one sentence that you need and you can’t seem to find it.
Post # 13
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
Too bad none of my classes have books. 🙁
Post # 14
hey, we think alike! haha
Post # 15
If you want to buy books. i would advise you to go online and search the prices for these books using services like http://www.thecollegetextbooks.net. It is better than going for standalone stores. As you can save on lot of money using them.