<== Site of the Week for 2014-08-18 ==>
Campus Book Rentals
The textbook audience is a publisher's dream. You wine and dine a few department heads, then, wham, you have a captive audience forced to shell out hundreds of dollars for books.
Unfortunately, the publisher's dream is the cash-strapped-student's nightmare. Many students find themselves caught in a clamp where they must sell last quarter's books to buy the next quarter's book. This can be a troubling affair as editions change and expensive books lose their market value.
You can now protect yourself from the high price of textbooks.
Campus Book Rentals from Kaysville realizes the plight of students. The store rents textbooks online. You rent a book online for a set period of days. They mail the book to you. You then return the book through the mail by the given deadline.
It is like a large library full of the most current and popular textbooks.
I checked several books. The rental price is usually between a quarter and half of the retail price. The price includes shipping both ways.
The big advantage to renting a book (compared to buying and reselling) is that you don't have to pay the full price of the book upfront, and you have a guaranteed place to return the book.