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Topic: best places to rent books?
Posted By: Sang Froid
Subject: best places to rent books?
Date Posted: Jan 04 2014 at 7:11pm
Check your school library.
And look for illegal e-books. :)



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Posted By: missunfoolish
Date Posted: Jan 04 2014 at 7:11pm
ive been using chegg
but i just wanted to know if theres some places that are cheaper and im not sure if they're legit either. 

but im looking for the best low rental prices

plus ill probably have to pay for shipping twice bc 2 classes start on the 13th and 2 on the 27th, so i wont be able to bundle all my books together

Ouch




Posted By: TexturizedDiva
Date Posted: Jan 04 2014 at 7:13pm
CampusBookRentals.com


Posted By: IslandSuga
Date Posted: Jan 04 2014 at 7:15pm
I've had good results with chegg.com


Posted By: eanaj5
Date Posted: Jan 04 2014 at 7:15pm
believe it or not amazon usually has some good deals
and half.com
and Bookholders.com



Posted By: ms_wonderland
Date Posted: Jan 04 2014 at 7:18pm
ive used bookrenter.com and skyo.com....skyo has good prices and they auto extend your rental rather than charge u full price of the text unlike bookrenter...I'm pretty sure it's bookrenter that does that bc I've also used chegg but don't remember my experience.  Oh yeah, also Amazon rentals are good if u want it sent to your kindle but that's all.

Eta maybe it was my school bookstore that made me pay full price and not bookrenter...dammit.


Posted By: Oladunni
Date Posted: Jan 04 2014 at 7:20pm
go to slugbooks.com and type in your school class/section they'll show the books with the cheapest price, if your school is not in the list just type in your book and it'll do the same. But always read reviews of buyers and sites that are unfamiliar...


Posted By: missunfoolish
Date Posted: Jan 04 2014 at 7:27pm
i had a bad experience with an ebook

especially when the prof gives u so little time for a test and you try to flip thru an ebook on your iphone... lord never again 




Posted By: LilMissSunshine
Date Posted: Jan 04 2014 at 7:29pm
Check to see if any bookstores around campus does rentals. Co-sign on the library. I also used to use older editions of the book.


Posted By: missunfoolish
Date Posted: Jan 04 2014 at 7:29pm
has anyone ever used an older edition of a book and passed?

my prof is asking for a 5th edition history book and i have the same one but 4th edition




Posted By: LilMissSunshine
Date Posted: Jan 04 2014 at 7:30pm
Originally posted by missunfoolish missunfoolish wrote:

has anyone ever used an older edition of a book and passed?

my prof is asking for a 5th edition history book and i have the same one but 4th edition


Yes!!! An older edition that I got from the library...lol. I worked in the bookstore, and I compared the older edition to new edition the only thing different was the order of the chapters.


Posted By: xotiffannyxo
Date Posted: Jan 04 2014 at 7:34pm
Chegg


Posted By: missunfoolish
Date Posted: Jan 04 2014 at 7:40pm
Originally posted by LilMissSunshine LilMissSunshine wrote:

Originally posted by missunfoolish missunfoolish wrote:

has anyone ever used an older edition of a book and passed?

my prof is asking for a 5th edition history book and i have the same one but 4th edition


Yes!!! An older edition that I got from the library...lol. I worked in the bookstore, and I compared the older edition to new edition the only thing different was the order of the chapters.

what if the prof asked to read specific pages? how did you manage that?



Posted By: ms_wonderland
Date Posted: Jan 04 2014 at 7:41pm
it probably depends on the course but I got an A in a political science judicial processes course using the old edition...not much had changed since the new text and if it had it was all public info on Google pertaining to the gov.


Posted By: missunfoolish
Date Posted: Jan 04 2014 at 7:51pm
thats true. this is history, nothings changed in these time periods

oh and guys book rental seems shady lol 


Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Jan 04 2014 at 7:59pm
Editions usually don't matter.



Posted By: LilMissSunshine
Date Posted: Jan 04 2014 at 10:36pm
Originally posted by missunfoolish missunfoolish wrote:

Originally posted by LilMissSunshine LilMissSunshine wrote:

Originally posted by missunfoolish missunfoolish wrote:

has anyone ever used an older edition of a book and passed?

my prof is asking for a 5th edition history book and i have the same one but 4th edition


Yes!!! An older edition that I got from the library...lol. I worked in the bookstore, and I compared the older edition to new edition the only thing different was the order of the chapters.


what if the prof asked to read specific pages? how did you manage that?

I just looked at the topic for whatever the required reading and found the appropriate content based on the index/ table of contents.


Posted By: missunfoolish
Date Posted: Jan 04 2014 at 10:54pm
^ i just tried to do that for my history book and i couldnt even find the exact material
but i did find pictures that are the same on some sections

ill take the L and rent the book

i even looked everywhere for the ebook but nope.. Ouch


Posted By: TokyoRose
Date Posted: Jan 05 2014 at 12:25am
I use Cafescribe.com to rent books online.


Posted By: Printer_Ink
Date Posted: Jan 05 2014 at 8:29am
I use Kindle (via Amazon) and the ebooks are cheap or even free.

I download all the time .. just whatevers looks good .. especially if they are .99 cents or free!


Posted By: BBpants
Date Posted: Jan 05 2014 at 9:01am
I always used Chegg or Amazon

You should take advantage of Amazon student. I wish I had that when I was in college.


Posted By: kkscottdale
Date Posted: Jan 05 2014 at 9:13am
I have amazon student. I'm trying to use it up before my trial ends in May. I really like the free shipping. I don't know of any other perks with it, though


Posted By: bindy
Date Posted: Jan 05 2014 at 9:25am
I have always used Chegg or Amazon 


Posted By: NARSAddict
Date Posted: Jan 05 2014 at 10:18am
Originally posted by missunfoolish missunfoolish wrote:

has anyone ever used an older edition of a book and passed?

my prof is asking for a 5th edition history book and i have the same one but 4th edition





ME!  Passed that bish with an A!  But it was Biology so yeah...


Posted By: NARSAddict
Date Posted: Jan 05 2014 at 10:19am
I use a search engine like dealoz and compare which is the cheapest.



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