May 8, 2012

Why Buy When You Can Rent?

I know a lot of seniors who are graduating this year.  They are ready for the summer of their lives and then they'll be off to collage in no time!  Lets just not think about Connor doing that for awhile eh? 
I remember starting my first year of college.  It was overwhelming, exciting, and I was in a place I'd never been before.  It's a fresh start!  A place to make new friends and memories for the next four years.  College is also extremely expensive these days.  I shutter to think of what the cost will be when Connor is in school....sigh....

On top of tuition, food, and dormitory expenses you have books as well.  College books are SO expensive!  I recently found a site called CampusBookRentals

There are some major perks to renting a textbook as apposed to buying:

-save 40-90% off of bookstore prices
-free shipping both ways
-can highlight in the textbooks
-flexible renting periods
-we donate to Operation Smile with each textbook rented

I think it's so awesome that CampusBookRentals donate to Operation Smile.  It's one of my favorite charities. 

Operation Smile is an international children's medical charity that heals children's smiles, forever changing their lives. As a children’s charity, they measure themselves by the joy they see on all of the faces they help. They're a mobilized force of medical professionals and caring hearts who provide safe, effective reconstructive surgery for children born with facial deformities such as cleft lip and cleft palate.

Every three minutes a child is born with a cleft — often unable to eat, speak, socialize or smile. In some places these children are shunned and rejected. And in too many cases, their parents can't afford to give them the surgeries they need to live a normal life. That's where they come in as an international charity providing much needed surgical services. Since 1982, Operation Smile — through the help of dedicated medical volunteers — has provided more than 2 million patient evaluations and over 200,000 free surgeries for children and young adults born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities. As one of the most prominent children’s charities in the world and with a presence in over 60 countries, they are able to heal children’s smiles and bring hope for a better future.

At Campusbookrentals they donate between .35% to .45% of every textbook rental to operation smile. This means if a customer rents a book that costs $50 on the site, they donate $20 dollars to Operation Smile. So with every textbook rented the customer is making a difference in a child's life.

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LWLH said...

I wish I knew about this when I was in college!!

Skin Pigments said...

Absolutely. If it s a dead investment, only rent it, else better buy