It's about that time of year to start putting textbooks away and getting rid of the "less than useful ones". Also to start thinking about more cost effective ways of purchasing books. In a previous post I discussed a few methods of purchasing textbooks and comparing prices to purchase them.
A unique website at www.chegg.com offers students the ability to rent textbooks online for around 50% of the regular cost.
After the semester is complete or you are done with your book you can send it back via UPS and they cover the shipping cost. If you are not satisfied for the first 30 days for any reason you can also send it back. So whether its the wrong textbook, not informative enough or anything else you can send it back easily.
Another cool thing is that they claim to plant a tree for every book you rent in honor of you saving books by renting instead of buying and having them sit around forever.