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How To Get Cheap Textbooks For College With #sponsoredCheap Is The New Classy

As the mother of a college student, finding cheap textbooks is very important to me. I just think it’s insane to major in one thing and have to pay $150 for a book in a different subject, that you will never use again. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have much use for a $150 dust collector. But how does one score textbooks for cheap?

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With, you can get cheap textbooks. What do I mean by “cheap?” Well, how does a savings of 40-90% sound to you? That’s a lot of pizza and espresso to fuel your all-nighters for you! also offers free shipping both ways and you can highlight in their textbooks. I am the highlighting queen. They totally had me at highlighting. also offers flexible rental periods that work with your college schedule and you can even choose your return date. With risk free rental options and the largest selection of cheap textbooks on the internet, you really can’t go wrong.

And just in case you DO want that book on Philosophical Ethics or Global Nutrition or something else that you rented, you also have the option to buy the book.

Have some college books to sell? Don’t sell your $150 textbook to the campus bookstore for pennies on the dollar. Rent that baby to another student using and you could make 2-4 times as much cash. Every time your book gets rented, that is cash in your pocket! You even get a free shipping label to send the book to You really have nothing to lose – only cash to gain!

Each Cheap Textbook Rental = Donation To Operation Smile

Operation Smile is a mobilized group of medical professionals and volunteers who provide safe, effective reconstructive surgery and targeted medical care for children born with facial deformities such as cleft lips and cleft palates. With every book rental, you really are helping to put a beautiful smile on a child’s face. :)


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  1. Sherry Compton says:

    Love the photo. I always hated showing my work. It took too long, too much space, and messed me up. Textbooks cost a lot, and you really need to find deals. I’m with you and love that you can highlight. Free shipping gets me. Books are heavy and cost. What a great find!

  2. Sonia Nandan says:

    I was selling all my books for pennnnnnnnies, never knew there is such good platform where I can monetize and still remain the owner of all my collage books, am gons use this and tell most of my friends. Thanks soooooooo much for this article.

  3. Initial i thought is is crazy to rent used books when a friend told me about this but after reading your article and visiting the recommended sites I think this is more of a Nobel act then simply making money.

  4. Sandy Cain says:

    Oh, how I wish they had this when I was in college! Over $1,000 per semester to buy books, and sold them back for about 15 cents on the dollar! And some they wouldn’t even buy back, because they “changed the edition” – all that meant was that the cover of the book was a different color. Arrrgghhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Omg, I used to do this in college! Finding cheap books..and I used to sell my books to my school for way too cheap so thank you for this awesome resource!

  6. From personal experience – textbooks are ridiculously overpriced! Tuition is already through the roof per a year but on top of it to have to spend another 1200 on books?! It’s crazy! I wish I knew about them two years ago. Great info for students

  7. I wish I had known about this when I was in college! Oh, the money I could have saved…

  8. I wish they would have this option when i was in school. Seems so much more relevant. I have four kids in school, I am fairly certain they rent a few of their textbooks.

  9. Where was this option when my kids were buying these expensive books (15 years ago). I’ll never understand why the books have to be hard cover, when they become obsolete in 6 months.

  10. katherine says:

    That is such a helpful option for students!

  11. This is a great option. College books are insanely expensive and it’s true. You use them once and then, maybe, check some info few years later. But it just does not justify the cost.

  12. This is a great concept. it’s a sin and a shame education so expensive. every little bit helps

  13. Jenna Wood says:

    I’ve sold many college books on Amazon and similar sites but never considered renting them; I can see how that could be much more profitable!

  14. I really wished they had this service when I went to school. Far too many times I kept textbooks for no reason other then I spent a lot of money on them and didn’t want to give them up only to years later donate them! Silly!

  15. I wished this had been around when I was in school! Now with my firstborn just 3 years away (yikes!) from college, this is good to know!

  16. I never bothered with textbooks; I’d just figure out what I’d be learning in a next lesson and then study it at home by myself. I learned better that way and spent no money.

  17. I hope this service is still around when my kids head off to school, or even if I decide to go back and get my PhD. Textbook prices are killer. I love that there are alternatives.

  18. Wish I would have known about this while I was still in school!! I’m actually thinking of going back to finish my masters degree, so I will keep this company in mind.

  19. I hated buying textbooks when I was in college. (I sometimes did without because I couldn’t afford to buy them and then when I did buy them they almost gave me nothing to sell them back. This is a great sounding program!

  20. I rented my books when I was in Grad School last year and it was SO much Cheaper and SO easy to return them when I was done. Campus Book Rentals is the BOMB!

  21. Thanks for the advice. I had to buy majority of my books!

  22. My son is starting his second semester in college. I t is not cheap. I really could use some help. Economical text books would be great.

  23. Deborah Caudill says:

    Thanks for the information on Campus Book That sounds like a great way to make college more affordable and it’s great that you can also rent or sell books you have bought elsewhere. The best part is that a portion of the funds are donated to Operation Smile.

  24. We love Campus Book Rentals here! Great service and I love their operation smiles!

  25. I wish this had been an option when I was in school! What a great resource!

  26. Liliana Marsden says:

    What a great and useful find. I have so many books (still) from all the degrees/professional exams I took as I thought they will be useful one day, well they aren’t. In 2012, when I moved to Spain from the UK, finally got rid of my tax books as they never will be useful, things change every year!

    But that’s me, keep everything ;)

  27. Tory Blum says:

    Next year I’m going to college, so I need to bookmark this! Amazing idea for my near future :) thanks!

  28. great sources, and I wish I knew of them when I was in college!

  29. Now this I must share. The struggle to find reasonable books is so hard. Thanks for sharing this information on Campus Books Rental. I’ve never heard of them prior to this post.

  30. That is a great idea. Those books can be so expensive. And, large. Something you don’t want to have to store when you’re done with them.

  31. md Kennedy says:

    Like others I wish they had this when I was in college (actually, I wish they had the internet when I was in college!!). A great idea, and will let my nieces and nephews know – all of whom are on budgets in college.

  32. Allison Downes says:

    I love this company! They have great prices and I love that they are partnered with Operation Smile

    Thank you for sharing

  33. Saving money in college is so important, and this is a great strategy. But as a professor, I would also encourage folks who are really struggling with finances if the prof has the book on reserve or even an extra desk copy. Shhhh…insider trick ;)

  34. I have not heard of renting the books before. I have heard of buying used books before. True books are so so expensive. I got used books . As much as they cost its great to get some money back towards what they cost. thanks for the information

  35. Thank you! I can’t believe how much this place saved me on my daughters books for this semester!!

  36. when i was in college i always bought my textbooks online

  37. I wish I had this option when I was paying a huge chunk of change every semester for textbooks! I did end up keeping a lot of books as dust collectors because the return value was extremely low.

  38. I wish they had this back in the day

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