Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Rental market for textbooks

From Peter Klein at Organizations and Markets: Students: Consider Renting, not Buying, Your Books

"Chegg is the Netflix of college textbooks. Get your book in the mail, along with a prepaid return address label, don’t write in it too much, and send it back once the semester is over. I took a quick look and the savings appear to be substantial for brand-new books, modest otherwise (because there are robust secondary markets for used textbooks). The newest edition of a book I assigned last semester is $127 new from Amazon, $72 for a one-semester rental from Chegg."

HT Steve Leider


Martin said...

This would have been a nice option. The only downside is that some text books are/were worth keeping but one wouldn't know that until after receiving it.

Sean Johnson said...

Chegg is pretty cool, but you should check out eCampus.com they offer rentals just like chegg, but they also offer the newest and greenest method of buying textbooks, eBooks, check it out at

Anonymous said...

yeah, i love eCampus.com! my friend told me about it so i checked it out and they have lower prices than any other website. she gave me a coupon code to save 5% on top of that! EE15007 is the coupon code and you should try it out!