Would you rather buy your textbooks or rent them?
Asked at Kansas Union, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd. on September 12, 2010
“It’s a lot more practical to rent them, but (as far as) condition you never get a good rented one. I always buy off of Amazon.”
“I guess buy it. You can write in the book and everything, which is usually what I do, and then sell it back at the end of the year.”
“I would rather rent my textbooks because in the long run they do half price for renting them, so it’s cheaper for me. When you do the buyback option, if I paid full price, I would be getting less money back.”
“I would rather buy my textbooks. They’re more expensive in the beginning, but when you sell them back, you kind of get like an extra bonus at the end of the year. It’s like ‘congratulations, I finished this year!’”