Do you ever avoid buying your books for class because the feeling of debt seems to drown your mind? Trust me, you are not alone. Millions of students buy over-priced books every semester. After completing my third semester of college, I understand buying textbooks can cause financial stress. For me, the prices of my books went up each semester and almost doubled in price. I was always buying my books through the bookstore, and didn’t think anything of it, until I discovered a great alternative for buying my textbooks.
Last Spring, I discovered Chegg. Chegg is an online resource for buying, selling and renting textbooks for your college education. I have used Chegg for old textbooks for money in exchange. It is an easy way to get money back for something you purchased from another outlet. After my textbooks were increasing to nearly $1000 at SAU’s bookstore, I knew I needed to take the alternative route.
When I was adding my books to my “cart,” I was blown away by the price I was going to be paying. For the books that I needed, I only had to pay $60.00; that was half of just one of my books if I bought it at full price. I had to buy a management book for one of my classes, and I was floored by the price difference. For example, if I would have bought the book brand new, it would have been $240, used; $180. I looked on Chegg and I bought the book for $9! I was so relieved by the price I was going to be paying for my textbooks. Why pay more for something you may never even use? Chegg has great benefits too! Chegg is pretty lenient on their books. They understand that studying is important, and they allow their books to be highlighted in. Chegg offers an outsource for internships and can provide tutoring services.
Chegg has great benefits to a college student who is looking to spend less on their textbooks. It allows students to still have a stable budget and stay in their price range for their textbooks. I love this great resource and will continue to use it until I graduate!