A friend was asking me about our text rental system at UWSP the other day, and started asking me questions about chegg, so I thought I’d take time and share a great experience that i had with them
I am blessed to attend a school that provides text rental as part of our tuition, which means that we have very few books that we have to purchase, as most of them are provided in form of rental, for free. Well, somewhat free, it’s included in the weird fees that they charge us, but that’s another story. The main benefit to these rentals is that it saves us money, but also the environment.
Well, what if you attend a school that doesn’t provide text rental, or that you want to just read a book that your local library doesn’t have? The solution came to me last year when I needed to buy a book that was quite expensive and I only needed it for a few weeks of a class. The answer is Chegg.
Chegg is the online version of my local text rental system. You look for the books that you need, and odds are the book is in their system. It tells you the price to rent the book for different lengths of times, ranging from a few weeks to a few months. The books ship promptly, either from chegg’s offices, or from the publisher or Amazon if it’s a newer book. In my case, the book arrived two days after I ordered it, directly from Amazon. The system is also great, because for each book that is rented, they plant a tree to help restock the rain forests.
When you are done with the books, you log back into Chegg’s system and tell them that you want to return the book, and they provide you with a shipping label that is prepaid, and you drop it off at a shipping point. Boom. You are done and don’t get charged anything more than the rental charge.
But what happens if I don’t like the book or it’s the wrong one? Chegg offers a 30 day no questions return policy where you get your entire rental price back.
The system honestly is one of the coolest and quickest options for a text or book rental system. If you do have books that you no longer want that you have purchased, you can sell them to Chegg, which is a cool option. They take into factors things such as how many classes might be using this book, the update frequencies and stuff like that, but still, it’s a cool system to take a peek at.
Do something green for the environment and that is also easy on the wallet, and check out this cool system for any books that you need for the upcoming terms.