Thanks to the Internet, there are now a whole lot of new ways to save money on college textbooks. Here’s yet another new innovation that uses the Internet to help students save money: college textbook rentals at Chegg.com.
How does this work? Students rent their textbooks from Chegg at approximately 80 percent off the cover price, plus a shipping fee. At the end of the semester, they send the books back (there’s free return shipping). Students need to keep the rented books in good condition and cannot write in them, but minor highlighting is allowed. The company also buys and sells books, so if you’re looking for a good place to unload a book at the end of the semester, check out Chegg.
In addition to extra green in your wallet, Chegg comes with another green perk. Whenever a student rents, donates, or sells a book, Chegg plants a tree. Isn’t that a cool idea? That really puts the environmental issues associated with textbook use into perspective. These books don’t just cost too much money, they cost too many trees.
Wow, I wish I had services like these available when I was a student. Give Chegg a try and see what you think.