College Textbooks Features Comparison
Most discount textbook websites offer several options for obtaining books – buy new, buy used, or rent. Some discount textbook providers offer free shipping on orders that exceed a certain amount and rentals typically come with free shipping in both directions; shipping is also free when selling books back to a provider. If this is your plan at the end of the semester, though, take care with the books – discount textbook sites won't pay the quoted price if the book is damaged. Etextbooks are beginning to make their mark, and some discount textbook sites have dedicated apps and ereaders that provide elearning tools to accompany the text.
|Textbooks.com estimated price $||New, used, rental, and book buyback||Free over $25; rentals and buybacks free||Yes, but no special features and very limited selection||No excessive writing or highlighting, no wear or damage; 10% bonus for books purchased here|
|BookRenter.com estimated price $||Rental; buy new or used from third parties||Free||No||12% bonus for taking credit instead of cash|
|Chegg.com estimated price $||New, used, rental, and book buyback||Several shipping options||Download dedicated ereader for rented ebook||No excessive writing or highlighting, no wear or damage|
|TextbooksRus.com estimated price $||New (international editions), used, rent, book buyback||Free over $25; rentals and buybacks free||No||No excessive writing or highlighting, no wear or damage|