Chegg Book Renting Review: Worth Your Money?3082859
Existing as a no-man's land between buying and stealing, renting your college books has been an option for money-savvy students since the Neolithic era, or at least farther back than I'm prepared 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 confirmed to be a favorite amongst 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 following a set period of time. Of course, the only issue with this new deal (besides the fact that no good FDR jokes are coming to mind) is that you are, unfortunately, only renting. Take a look at a couple of of the pros and cons of Chegg.com.
Comfort. For these of you out there for whom the mere thought of opening a textbook makes you queasy, a lot much less the potential hassle of buying, using, 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 happen to lose a rented book or find it eaten by a mysterious canine you will be needed to spend the full price of the textbook.
Great situation books. Even although most of the books Chegg.com is renting out are used, Chegg does a pretty great job ensuring that the books you're sent are in much more than just decent situation. Chegg does permit some highlighting, but for the most part the books you will be renting will be in top-condition, save for a slight odor of cheap vodka.
No lasting value. Renting, as glorious of a idea as it might 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 end of the day (assuming your days last for semesters) you'll have nothing to show but a receipt and an empty wallet. When you buy a book, nevertheless, you pay much more initially but finish up with some actual property that you can then sell or at the extremely least use for starting fires.