Monday, February 11, 2013

a dolla makes me holla

how pumped am I right now?  pretty frigging pumped.
the other day I got an email from the lovely Angela from CampusBookRentals asking if I wanted to do a post about their site.  seeing as I just graduated I thought this opportunity was perfect!

now.  let me get this straight right off the bat.  I did not love school.  in fact, 90% of the time I hated it.  I am in no way, shape, or form an academic and I could not wait for that shit to be over.  I even took four courses during one summer so I could graduate early.  

my least favourite part?  buying those damn books.  first of all the university expects me to shell out thousands of dollars a semester just to listen to some guy lecture me about numbers and then they tell me that as a requirement to the course I have to spend $350 on a book that I am only going to use for four months!?  

bull shit.

that's where CampusBookRentals comes into play.  basically you go to their site, search for your book and buy it.  they will even deliver the next day for most!
currently only serving the US, lets beg them to come to Canada!

here's the gist:
-save 40-90% off of bookstore prices
-receive free shipping both ways
-you can highlight in the textbooks
-they have flexible renting periods
-they donate to Operation Smile with each textbook rented (which I think is the best part!)

AND what's even better?  they started this thing called RentBack.  basically you send your books to them (free shipping), they find someone who wants them, rents them to that person, and do all the hard work for you!  I have a tub full of brand new books I could have resold!  take all the hard work out of trying to find someone to buy it off you.

easy peasy lemon squeezy.  check them out!

this is a sponsored post written completely by me.  all opinions are 100% mine and I only wish I knew about this site when I was in school!


Miranda said...

I so totally had to read this because of your awesome title! lol However I don't need any textbooks but this is such an awesome idea for those that do!

Amy @ Living n Learning said...

Ah yes, the good old days of paying tons of money every semester to buy books that the university will "buy" back from you for a fraction of the cost. I agree with you, bullshit! I loved being able to rent my books and loved it even more when I started going to a school the offered a rental program with no charge to me other than to drive to school to pick them up and return them.

Sounds like an awesome site for all of those college kiddos!

Tamara said...

I'm pretty sure you hated school because you took four courses during one summer. YOU ARE A MAD WOMAN. Lol.