Tell Your Textbook Rental Story

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8 thoughts on “Tell Your Textbook Rental Story

  1. In most states (including PA) the activation of this homemade device falls under the Arson and related offenses because it DOES met the legal definition of an explosive. You’re mom was right!Check PA law 3301for Arson and Related Offenses, 3304 for Criminal Mischief, and of course there is always 5503 Disorderly Conduct.

  2. I guess they must have gotten a few complaints. Otherwise, why now, as opposed to a decade ago, when the lawlessness of HIT and other IT programs could have been bridled?

  3. I read your post and wished I’d written it

  4. Nashawn says:

    You can reduce the cost of your text books by about the same amuont simply by selling them back to the bookstore at the end of the term. But frankly, I would no more get rid of my text books than I would rent them. The idea that they are of no use after the class has concluded is very short-sighted.

  5. Lauren says:

    I had a FANTASTIC experience with bookrenter.com! I ordered my books on a Thursday for an online class that was due to start the following Monday. I had my books in hand by that Monday and I used the free shipping option and did not pay to have it expedited. The books were exactly what I ordered and they were in good shape. I also saved about $165! Like any company they have fine print. Just take the time to read it and you won’t run into any snaffus. That can be said for ANY COMPANY. The previous poster mentioned access codes. I read all the conditions for renting and it clearly states that online access codes are NOT guaranteed. They have rental conditions. Just take the time and read them. Bookrenter.com is a great service!

  6. Duncan says:

    I was so excited to rent my textbooks at such a low price and have them shipped direct to me and then return them with no shipping costs. Well, guess what, if it seems to good to be true it probably is. The 21 day return policy is not free shipping, if you return the books in the 21 days you pay for the shipping. Also they falsly advertise the products. I ordeded a book and needed the online access code. In the title of the book I ordered it clearly stated the access code was included. I did not get the access code. When I spoke with customer service I was told the codes are not guaranteed but must be included in the title of the book for “legal reasons”. What?? They directed me to the small teensy print under the photo of the book that said “supplemental material may not be included”. If they don’t include the supplemental material they need to put that in huge print so that the customer can see it clearly and NOT include it in the title of the book. I wanted to use this service and am SO dissapointed and would NEVER recommend them to anyone.

  7. Brittany says:

    Hi, I’m a freshman at the University of Texas Austin and I’m wondering what I should do. It seems like renting is a good idea but I wonder about hidden costs. Thanks

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