Had to get a book for school today. It's not the kind that you'll ever use again when school is over - there will be far more advanced and specialized ones for that later. It's $107 to rent it for the semester or $230 new (they have no used ones available). If you buy new and sell back at the end of the semester, if it's in perfect, like new condition, the most you will get back is $115. If it's in less than perfect condition, the buy back drops from there. There's also no guarantee they will buy it at all. There are two lines at the bookstore - the rental line has about a 15-20 minute wait time. The buy line has about a 10 minute wait time. While waiting in line, I watched 3 other people from my class spend a few minutes in the rent line, give up, and move to the buy line (which altogether saved them MAYBE 5 minutes total after accounting for their first attempt at renting). They just paid $123 to get through a line 5 minutes faster.
Which line would you have used?
Answer by mollgirl at 8:17 PM on Jan. 11, 2011
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Answer by pinkdragon36 at 8:24 PM on Jan. 11, 2011
I always rent my books from Chegg.com, but if I was in your situation, I would have stayed in the rent line. If people are willing to pay $123 for 5 minutes then maybe I need to rethink my errand service business and target it to college kids, lol.
Answer by JeremysMom at 8:25 PM on Jan. 11, 2011
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