Tuesday, November 6, 2012

CampusBookRentals-Rent Textbooks and never pay more than you have to again!

I'm excited to provide you with information about this great company called Campusbookrentals.com

I can tell you that I wish I was born a decade later, just so I could have taken advantage of a store like this. When I was in college (that feels weird to say) back in the day of ol' late 1990's and early 2000's, we didn't have the pleasure of renting books online. The crisp new books were definitely not what I could afford and I didn't want a paper cut on my first day at school. So what did I do? I would beg to borrow from the purposely friended people that had my classes right before me. (Not really) Or i'd scurry like a mad woman to the local book store with a line out the door. Usually, I to had to resort to places like Ebay, Half.com and Amazon and sift through a ton of people and stores that were selling used books, usually not at the prices I wanted, but had no choice but to concede to. Sure, we could sell them back,  for what I like to call chump change. You'd never actually get close to half of what you paid, no matter how good of condition it was in. A place to rent books would have felt like a miracle back then.

Did I mention that they provide shipping & handling to and from, FREE of charge? That was definitely unheard of where I bought textbooks online.

Campus book rental offers a wide array of textbooks, so I doubt you will have trouble finding your titles.  If you go at a normal time, i.e. not the day before class begins, you will find what you are looking for and get it on time.

The amazing perks:

  • Save 40-90% off of bookstore prices 
  • FREE shipping both ways
  • It's OK to highlight in the textbooks
  • Flexible renting periods
  • They donate to "Operation Smile" with each textbook rented
  • Largest selection in the nation 
  • Live help
  • 30 day risk free returns
  • Trusted since 2007 
  • NO membership fees
  • They buy your nice conditioned books
  • Option to pay loss protection and reasonable if you damage the book
  • Do you really need any more reason to use them? 

Ok, i'll give you one more reason: 

Need an example of a great find for cheap? 

Take this Elementary Statistics text for example. They let you rent it for $13.75 and even provide extensions when needed. Now compare it to the average price you'd spend on it used and new.

Amazon offers it Used: Starting at $14.50 and New: Starting at $39. This does not include shipping and handling costs and it's not guaranteed to be in the condition advertised, nor do you know if you can trust this person or company to send it on time. I don't need to tell you you won't find it near that cheap at your campus bookstore.

The wonderful thing about this program is that you don't have to worry about selling your books back, let alone worry if you'll get a fair amount. You just rent and you're done. So simple and convenient.

As mentioned above, with every textbook purchase, they make a donation to "Operation Smile". Operation smile is an international charity that provides free surgery to children in desperate need, who have the physical abnormalities called Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate.This provides them with the confidence to live a normal, healthy and happy life. In addition, they provide other dental care and disaster care. They played a big part in helping Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. Not only can you get an awesome deal and save money, you can help those less fortunate in the process. :)

With all that campus rentals has to offer, I think the choice is clear. There is a sea of textbook stores in these interwaters, but this one definitely stands apart from the rest. Help a great business flourish by purchasing from them the next time you need textbooks.

If you'd like to hear a little bit more about Campus Book Rentals and get the FAQ, watch this video and you'll be convinced you can trust them. Or just watch it because it's pretty amusing! 


  1. I love this video! I need to tell my husband about this so he can start saving money!

  2. I'm sending my Aunt over to learn more. My cousin is starting college next fall and she is dreading the book costs.

  3. I wish we had had this when I was in college, but once I go back, I will definitely be using this service!

  4. Tell me about it, I sometimes wish I was born a decade later as well. It would have been a great site to use when in college.

  5. I so wish this service was around when I was in school! What an awesome concept and a great way to save money :)

  6. Haha the video is crazy funny!

    1. Lol I was waiting for someone to acknowledge it. It's hilarious!