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Is it better to buy or rent textbooks?

I know textbooks are really expensive in college so I wanted to know the best plan for getting textbooks. Does buying or renting make a difference in the cost of textbooks? If buying is better, should I get used or new books? #college #textbooks #cost


It all depends on your budget on the day of purchase. If you don't have a huge budget then renting used textbooks would probably be your best bet. However, if you do decide to buy your textbooks there are some colleges who buy back school books that are in good condition. My school buys books all year round. Devetra C.

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Kerrie’s Answer

I would rent textbooks for classes that are not associated with your major. Buy the ones that are related to you major that have good reference material in them, I would buy used books because sometimes there are helpful notes in them:)

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Jodi’s Answer

I would definitely buy used when you can - save some money! If it's your major, I would consider buying them for sure as you may need them for reference when you get to the working world. But rent those you think you'll never need to refer to again. If it doubt, buy them and sell them back later and you'll get some of your money back!

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