5 thoughts on “Common College Textbook Questions Answered

  1. Rachel G says:

    I think I only ever rented one or two books because renting only started becoming a big thing by my senior year. My siblings rent a lot of their books. Some majors, it’s definitely worth investing in the books. Like nursing, for example. We have a big shelf full of my husband’s nursing books, and on occasions he’s wanted to go back and reference some of that info. I kept the books related to my major, but not those that were just for general classes.

  2. vlahney says:

    Wow, I never really thought of a time where renting textbooks was not around. I completely agree, I love my textbooks that are for my major. I write in them, and highlight the most important information because I know I will need to go back and reference them in the future!

  3. Abby says:

    This is a great post! I’m starting classes for my MBA today after more than six years out of college. Back then, renting and online versions weren’t options, and I was one of the only people I knew who bought my textbooks used online. I guess I have a lot to learn (aside from the course work!). Thank you!

  4. Yoora says:

    Great post! Always good hearing from college students themselves. 🙂

    As someone who works for a company that’s dedicated to helping students save money (with a high focus on textbooks now), I want to say this one thing [regarding RENTING vs. BUYING]– a lot of the times, contrary to popular belief, buying used textbooks (and then selling them back) will save you MORE money than renting them. See: http://blog.tun.com/2015/12/17/the-secret-to-making-a-profit-selling-back-your-textbooks-seriously/

    So my advice is to always have the BUYBACK option in mind.

    You can use http://www.tun.com/book to compare prices for buying, renting, and selling. 🙂


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