Chegg Book Renting Review: Worth Your Money?3969123
Current as a no-man's land in between buying 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 prepared to look up. Chegg.com has taken a massively large bite out of the college book-renting sandwich, a sandwich that whilst maybe lacking in taste has proven to be a favorite among cash-strapped college students, rivaling even the ever-classic "PB and Ramen on Rye". Providing thousands of titles, Chegg.com tends to make it easy for students to rent their needed college books at discounted prices and return them after a set period of time. Of course, the only problem with this new deal (besides the reality that no great FDR jokes are coming to mind) is that you are, sadly, only renting. Take a look at a couple of of the pros and cons of Chegg.com.
Convenience. For those of you out there for whom the mere thought of opening a textbook tends to make you queasy, much less the potential hassle of buying, using, and then reselling a textbook, renting books might 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 lose a rented book or find it eaten by a mysterious canine you will be needed to pay the full cost of the textbook.
Good condition books. Even though most of the books Chegg.com is renting out are used, Chegg does a pretty great 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 will be renting will be in top-condition, save for a slight odor of inexpensive vodka.
No lasting worth. Renting, as glorious of a concept as it may seem at first, does has some inherent flaws. Think about it - even though you're saving initially by renting instead of flat-out purchasing, at the finish of the day (assuming your days last for semesters) you'll have absolutely nothing to show but a receipt and an empty wallet. When you buy a book, however, you pay more initially but end up with some actual property that you can then sell or at the extremely least use for starting fires.