BookRenter.com Review

Bookrenter.com ReviewEvery college student knows that finding the right books at the start of the semester can become a test in endurance. Some resort to scavenging used books while others go for textbook exchange websites that might give them the books that they will need without having to pay for them. Why? Campus and local bookstores sell academic texts that are too highly priced for most students.

BookRenter.com is a place for students to rent textbooks online. Every student knows that even used books do not always come with appropriate discounts. Renting your books from textbook rental websites like this one can be a great alternative to actually having to purchase the same books yourself. Renting out the texts in your syllabi will save you serious money.

Quickstats on BookRenter.com

• Over 5 million textbooks to choose from
• Highlight passages and also write in your textbook
• 21 day guarantee to ensure your satisfaction
• Free shipping in both directions
• Competitive prices

How BookRenter.com Works

You have to register on this website first before you can start renting out books from their inventory. After you create your account, you can then search for your desired school text either by author, ISBN number or its title. I liked the fact that I could even reserve the books I wanted. However, even though this textbook rental website does agree to send you your books for a limited time period it will still be your own responsibility to return them after you are done with them.

This website also provides free shipping. This means that you won’t have to worry about paying for the postage when you rent your books. BookRenter.com pays for return postage as well. This ensures that all you have to pay for are the books that you rent out, and you won’t have to worry about the cost of shipping them either way.

Pros

I liked the layout of the home page. It had a clean and refined look to it. There is a bar at the top of the page where you can enter your email address allowing BookRenter.com to keep you updated on exclusive email offers and discounts. This site also has an innovative way of getting your attention in the form of a scrolling updates page in the middle of the webpage which lets you know who has rented what and for how much.

For example, I saw a post that said “Chevia just saved $73.47 by renting Curriculum Leadership: Strategies for Development and Implementation.” Something like that would definitely make a student feel better about using this college textbook rental resource to save some money. Their track record also seems impressive since they claimed that they had support 500 stores and have served over 500 million students. It is also a “BBB” accredited website, so you do not have to worry about this being an online textbook scam. Chalk one up for legitimacy!

Cons

I did find certain glitches. Like most textbook rental sites, the textbooks do not usually include the necessary software or study guides. This can be a pain since some manuals, like those of computer software, require these things. Other than that, being a rental website also meant that a student will not get his book the moment he checks it out. He will have to wait a couple of days for it to go through the order processing before the shipping process.

For a student on a tight schedule, this might mean showing up to class on day one without your textbook. This is another reason for ordering your desired books as soon as you know your schedule for the next semester.

Overall, this textbook rental sight seems easy to use, has many of the most popular texts in stock and provides plenty of signs of trustworthiness. You can check them out at www.BookRenter.com.

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