By Winnie Ballard
Should you buy or rent textbooks?
Check out this video on some things to consider if you are debating on buying or renting books!
There may have been times when you debated if you should buy or rent the textbook needed for class. Usually renting the needed book is cheaper than purchasing it. If you are only using the book for one semester and don't plan to look at it in the future then renting it is a good option. Renting will also eliminate the problem that comes up if the publishers publishes a new edition which may result in losing your book's value.
If you need the book for multiple semesters then purchasing the book is a better option since the rental term is only for one semester. If you are planning on looking at or using the book in the future then purchasing it is a good option as well. You could also sell it at the end of the semester and hopefully get some extra cash before the semester break.