**This is a sponsored post, but the opinions here are ALL my own.**
A few weeks ago, I talked about my 2 biggest regrets in life: making my wedding cake (the night before), and keeping my college books.
I suppose I thought I’d refer back to them in the future. Did I think I’d keep them for a bit of bedtime reading? Maybe. I’m a nerd like that.
Now that absolutely everything is online, there’s no reason to keep books like this around anymore.
[Exhibit A: 20 lbs worth of paper products I can’t seem to remove from my life.]
Then, coincidentally, CampusBookRentals.com contacted me, asking if I would review their service.
Can I just say how brilliant this idea is?!
Here’s a few of the best parts:
*Save 40-90% off bookstore prices
*Free shipping (both ways!)
*You get to highlight in the books
*They donate to Operation Smile with each rental!
[Exhibit B: 8 inches of my bookshelf taken up by by something I hardly even look at.]
You can save SO much money!
Here’s an example:
See that top book on the stack? Mosby’s Dictionary, 7th edition?
Well, they now have an 8th edition.
If you buy this new (like I did), you pay around $40.
If you rent it for a semester, you pay $18.03 (see example here).
They already have the 9th edition available for pre-order on Amazon
That makes the book I own even more useless.
CampusBookRentals.com is an incredibly user-friendly website.
They rent textbooks and they will buy yours too!
Out of curiosity, I searched one of my own text books to see what I could get for it…
I should have sold it when I had the chance!
I graduated in 2009. Now, a mere 3 years later, it has become obsolete.
It probably cost more than 77 cents to make the darn thing.
I will grow old and bitter, full of regrets that originated from college.
20 lbs worth of regrets.
Did any of you guys hang onto your college textbooks?
More importantly, have you used them since?