If you’re attending college right, there’s a good chance that you have heard of the website, Chegg. What makes this website unique is that they are more known for their “renting” services than their purchasing services. They are also great for selling back your other textbooks.
What do other people think of Chegg?
They have grown tremendously over the years, it’s almost scary. They have a great reputation, as well as very good marks online from various students across the globe. While every merchant is going to have some bad marks, they really don’t have that many, but we can still touch up on both sides.
For starters, the major complaints that I tend to hear about online is the either the customer service, or the delivery on books. While this can be an individual case, Chegg does have a “30 day” guarantee where you can return your book with no questions asked and you will be able to get all of your money back.
Overall, the positives far outweigh the negatives. If you don’t want to worry about purchasing your books, as well as selling them at the end of the semester, you’re going to find that Chegg is amazing for this. It is going to save you a lot of time.
The cool thing about renting is that even if you need the study guides or CDs, they will allow you to purchase them outright, so that you can be assured that you’re going to get them.
How is the selection of books?
I did a search for 10 ISBN’s and had found that they had every single one. When you approach the book page, you can choose how long you want to rent the book. It can be 60 days, a quarter, or if you need more time, you can specify how long you want to have it. Once you’re done, just ship it back.
How are the prices?
Since they are more of a renting based service, you’re going to find that they are different than purchasing. Honestly, if you have the time to purchase a book and be able to sell it back at the end, you may want to consider this. Overall, it’s a mixed bag. It is really going to depend on what book you need. Sometimes you’re going to be better off renting, while other times, you will be better off purchasing the book and selling afterward.
How is the navigation?
I love the site. It’s extremely user friendly and it’s very easy to check out as well as get the answers that you need. It’s simple and they definitely don’t overdo it in regards to flashy graphics, etc.
Overall, Chegg has a fantastic reputation. They have great reviews, they offer a great service and more and more students use them on a daily basis. If you want to rent and save the hassle, I would highly recommend them, as they are by far the leader in textbook rentals.
With that being said, Chegg gets a solid A in my book just based on the rental service. I would consider them more for the convenience factor, rather than saving money.