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BookRenter

Rent College Texts Cheaply


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Published 05/01/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by Robyn Valenzuela
What can you use the app for?

BookRenter is an online application that college students can use to locate their required textbooks and to save money by only renting them for the time that they need them, or by purchasing the texts at an inexpensive price. BookRenter always offers free shipping of the texts to and from their warehouse. Also, students can feel free to highlight their texts- even the rentals! If something happens and the student drops the class or whatever, if it's within 21-days the student can return the text for a refund. Returns are easy and simple to do when the student is done with their course or the textbook. Also, BookRenter offers its customers great customer service that is available via email or by phone. When students are searching for a book they can search for it by the title, author or the ISBN. Students can also buy textbooks if that's their preference. Also students can sell their books back to BookRenter in order to get some much needed cash.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

BookRenter launched in 2006 and considers itself as the first textbook rental site. The site aims to keep coming up with and incorporating the best prices and most flexible options for college students into its business. For every order on BookRenter, they make a donation to the First Book group, who works to put books into the hands of needy children. On March 13, 2012, BookRenter.com changed its name to Rafter, Inc.

What are the differences to other apps?

BookRenter is different from many of the other book rental sites since it allows its customers to highlight the text as they need. Also, they offer free shipping to and from the warehouse so there are no extra fees that students need to worry about.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

BookRenter is a very easy site to use and navigate through. There were no bugs or broken links observed during the review. Overall the site appears very professional and is simple and straightforward.

How does the registration process work?

To register for BookRenter, users just need to visit: https://www.bookrenter.com/register

From there, the site asks the user to input their email address, password, date of birth, gender, phone, school and year of graduation. By registering for the site, users agree to BookRenter's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

What does it cost to use the application?

It is completely free to register for BookRenter.com. The actual costs of the rentals or purchases vary depending on the texts.

Who would you recommend the application to?

BookRenter is another site that students should bookmark and check out when they are pricing their next term's texts. The ability to highlight a text, even a rental, is definitely a distinguishing feature and a nice one at that!

  • All rentals come with free shipping
  • Students can feel free to highlight their texts
  • Satisfaction guaranteed with a 21-day return period
  • Rent, buy or sell books on BookRenter


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