Renting textbooks for 1L - Good/Bad idea?

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Renting textbooks for 1L - Good/Bad idea?

Postby SportsFanatic » Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:19 pm

Renting seems to be a new option out there. You can rent new and mark them up as you please. I've seen as much as a $100 difference between renting and buying. Is renting a good option for 1L courses? Why? Why not? Thanks.

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Re: Renting textbooks for 1L - Good/Bad idea?

Postby DeSimone » Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:23 pm

what happened to buying used and reselling?

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Re: Renting textbooks for 1L - Good/Bad idea?

Postby SportsFanatic » Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:25 pm

That's still an option, however, renting is still cheaper and the books are new.

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Re: Renting textbooks for 1L - Good/Bad idea?

Postby dakatz » Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:27 pm

SportsFanatic wrote:That's still an option, however, renting is still cheaper and the books are new.


I was looking into renting, but my school doesn't let you write or highlight rented books. Seeing as I love underlining, highlighting, and making margin notes in my textbooks, I can't imagine leaving it completely unmarked. So rental wasn't the way I decided to go.

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Re: Renting textbooks for 1L - Good/Bad idea?

Postby DeSimone » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:00 pm

SportsFanatic wrote:That's still an option, however, renting is still cheaper and the books are new.

assuming you resell at what % of original (used) price?

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Re: Renting textbooks for 1L - Good/Bad idea?

Postby flyingpanda » Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:19 pm

DeSimone wrote:
SportsFanatic wrote:That's still an option, however, renting is still cheaper and the books are new.

assuming you resell at what % of original (used) price?


My school allows you to mark them up and they even give you the option of paying the difference at the end of the semester and keeping the books.

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Re: Renting textbooks for 1L - Good/Bad idea?

Postby Tatiana Mendez » Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:29 pm

If you rent them and you decide you want to keep them, do you have the option to buy them later if you choose? I'm debating on whether to buy or rent.

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Re: Renting textbooks for 1L - Good/Bad idea?

Postby Rock Chalk » Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:31 pm

flyingpanda wrote:My school allows you to mark them up and they even give you the option of paying the difference at the end of the semester and keeping the books.

Tatiana Mendez wrote:If you rent them and you decide you want to keep them, do you have the option to buy them later if you choose? I'm debating on whether to buy or rent.

Lol.

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Re: Renting textbooks for 1L - Good/Bad idea?

Postby Tatiana Mendez » Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:06 am

Rock Chalk wrote:
flyingpanda wrote:My school allows you to mark them up and they even give you the option of paying the difference at the end of the semester and keeping the books.

Tatiana Mendez wrote:If you rent them and you decide you want to keep them, do you have the option to buy them later if you choose? I'm debating on whether to buy or rent.

Lol.


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Re: Renting textbooks for 1L - Good/Bad idea?

Postby Pip » Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:46 pm

Depending on your schedule and your room mates schedule you could also buy the books and then share them.

Also wait until you know how the professors are going to conduct classes. You will find that in some classes you can do just as well buying a Nutshell or Emanuel guide for $30 and not bothering with the case book at all.




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