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Be sure to take pictures of the condition of the book when it is received and when you return it. They will rip you off!
on December 28, 2012
I have previously purchased books and sold them back at the local college book store. I have never had a problem other than the price you pay and what you get back when selling the book back. There has never been a problem with the condition of the book when selling them back as they have always been well taken care of. This past semester, I decided to try Amazon textbook rental as this appeared to be a better deal. I was very wrong. Out of three books received, one was new and two were used. At the end of the semester, I sent the three books back. Ironically enough, I received a notification on the two used books that they were rejected for return and that I would be charged the "buyout" price which is roughly twice the price of purchasing the book brand new. This is in addition to what I paid in the rental fee for each book. My guess is that either they have too many of this particular book or a newer version is now being used. I will not be using this service again.