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    Chegg: a textbook alternative

    To rent or to buy? It’s a question students are faced with at the start of every semester. With the high price of textbooks, many are turning to renting as a cheaper way of getting their books. There is one textbook rental business that pays students more money for their books, offers cheaper rental rates, free return shipping and is something everyone should check out: Chegg. The company even plants a tree for every order and, according to its website, students who rent all their textbooks with Chegg save an average of more than $500 per year.

    The process is very simple. Students can search for the books they need with either the title or ISBN number online. If the book is available, they have the option to rent it for the semester or the year. Once they find their books, they can choose where in the world they would like their tree planted to promote saving paper and renting textbooks.

    The quality of the books is guaranteed; if a student is unhappy with a book they’ve received, they can have a new one shipped to them for free.

    To return the books at the end of their rental period, all that is needed is the original box that the book was sent in, a return label that can be printed from and a drop-off at the nearest UPS store. The ease and convenience of the service allows students to save money and have books delivered directly to their door. That convenience, as well as avoiding the long lines in campus bookstores, makes this an option to consider.

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