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Default Renting College Textbooks from Chegg

Has anyone ever rented from Chegg before? I wanted to give my feedback on it...

I have found that Chegg is pretty helpful for books if needed. They ship really fast and 99% of the time they have had the books I have needed. WAY cheaper than buying or renting anywhere else. They give you plenty of time with the book and don't harass you to send it back.

Another cool thing they do is send little gifts with the packages. I ordered 3 packages last time with them and in each package there was a red bull, brand new Gillette razors, shaving cream, and a Starbucks cappuccino mix. (I know that's strange I just thought it was cool they sent that)

I only have 6 more classes and I plan on renting the rest from Chegg.

Anyone have any experiences with them?
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My wife used Chegg all through college since she had no interest in saving her books. I never used it because I kept all my core curriculum books.

It's pretty awesome. They would ship to her door. She used them all semester (even marked them up). And took them to UPS when she was done with them.

Edit: Now that I think about it - I remember them sending energy drinks, gift cards, calling cards, tide pen, etc.
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I have used them several times for the general education classes. They are way cheaper than the local stores, which even have rental programs of there own. They usually send a envelope to mail it back at the end of the semester too. I never got free stuff though, but that's cool!

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Edit: Now that I think about it - I remember them sending energy drinks, gift cards, calling cards, tide pen, etc.
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I use coursesmart ebooks are easier to search since nobody has time to read entire textbooks
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I never rented when going to school. If you look enough at different used book sites, you can usually sell them for what you paid for them. I view rentals as throwing money away. The downside of renting is when books are superseded. Then you're kinda stuck with it, but that only happened to me once in the 2.5 years I was working on my bachelors.
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Good Point Mike.
I was speaking from a working adult perspective where you dont have the time to hassle with selling the books.
For an undergrad with plenty of time, Buying and reselling could definitely be more economically viable that just renting them.

There is ALSO sites where you can rent YOUR books out to people as many times as your want so your return is even greater than just buying and selling.
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I never rented when going to school. If you look enough at different used book sites, you can usually sell them for what you paid for them. I view rentals as throwing money away. The downside of renting is when books are superseded. Then you're kinda stuck with it, but that only happened to me once in the 2.5 years I was working on my bachelors.
I usually do this...sell it. But it saves me a lot up front not to do that. Less money to come up with up front. For example, the books I rented this semester are only going to cost me around $80 for 3 books to rent. I looked into buying those same books used everywhere I knew of and the cost was going to be over $400
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I usually do this...sell it. But it saves me a lot up front not to do that. Less money to come up with up front. For example, the books I rented this semester are only going to cost me around $80 for 3 books to rent. I looked into buying those same books used everywhere I knew of and the cost was going to be over $400
Sounds like some expensive books in your degree. The only time I got stuck paying that much for a book was when the book was just changed and had to buy new.
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