Chegg Book Renting Review: Worth Your Money?1829003
Current as a no-man's land between purchasing and stealing, renting your college books has been an option for money-savvy students because the Neolithic era, or at least farther back than I'm willing to look up. Chegg.com has taken a massively large bite out of the college book-renting sandwich, a sandwich that while perhaps lacking in taste has proven to be a favorite among cash-strapped college students, rivaling even the ever-classic "PB and Ramen on Rye". Offering thousands of titles, Chegg.com tends to make it simple for students to rent their required college books at discounted costs and return them after a set period of time. Of course, the only issue with this new deal (besides the fact that no great FDR jokes are coming to mind) is that you are, unfortunately, only renting. Take a look at a few of the pros and cons of Chegg.com.
Comfort. For those of you out there for whom the mere believed of opening a textbook tends to make you queasy, much much less the possible hassle of buying, utilizing, and then reselling a textbook, renting books may be a prime option for you. Chegg lets you rent a textbook for just the length of the semester, even providing students the added bonus of an easy return. Of course, if you do occur to shed a rented book or find it eaten by a mysterious canine you will be needed to pay the full price of the textbook.
Good situation books. Even although most of the books Chegg.com is renting out are used, Chegg does a fairly good job ensuring that the books you are sent are in much more than just decent situation. Chegg does permit some highlighting, but for the most component the books you'll be renting will be in top-situation, save for a slight odor of inexpensive vodka.
No lasting value. Renting, as glorious of a idea as it may seem at first, does has some inherent flaws. Believe about it - even though you are saving initially by renting rather of flat-out purchasing, at the finish of the day (assuming your days last for semesters) you will have nothing to show but a receipt and an empty wallet. When you buy a book, nevertheless, you pay much more initially but end up with some actual property that you can then sell or at the extremely least use for beginning fires.