TopConsumerReviews.com is a world-leading consumer product review site. We provide detailed reviews and ratings for thousands of products and services.

 

Chegg vs Book Byte

We recommend

 

Our professional reviewers evaluate products and services independently, but Top Consumer Reviews may earn money when you click on the links on our pages. Learn more.

 

CHEGG

Chegg was founded in 2007, has been used by 18.4 million college students nationwide on 6,400 campuses. With over 4.2 million titles in their library, finding your specific book should not be a problem. For a student who rents all their books through Chegg, they saved on average $500 or more per year. Chegg has already helped save college students over $240 million dollars. Through a partnership with American Forests' Global ReLeaf program, every time a book a student orders a book from Chegg a tree is planted on their behalf. Chegg also offers the option to sell your used textbooks via their website, check out the website for more information.

Chegg offers three rental lengths: 60 days, quarter, and semester. There are no monthly fees, just the price of book rental. The due date is displayed when you are searching for your book and can be confirmed when you check out. If for some reason the rental due date is before the end of your semester, please contact Chegg and they will extend your rental. Books do not have to be received back to Chegg by your due date, the due date is the last day that your package can be dropped off and scanned at a UPS store or drop box. Remember, books that are dropped off on the weekend won't be scanned until Monday, so plan accordingly.

If the book is not received back by the due date, an automatic 15-day extension will be added to your account, you can select a longer extension period, appropriate fees will be applied. Fees vary per book, you must log into your account for more information about the fees assessed. If the book has not been received after the 15-day extension, you will be charged the full replacement fee and the book is yours to keep.

A 30-day money back guarantee is offered. Unopened, unused book must be scanned in at a UPS store within 30 days from the purchase date. Refunds do not include shipping and handling for the book sent, and $5 per book fee ($10 maximum) will be assessed for the return shipping.

Chegg is a solid choice if you are only interested in renting your college textbooks. We liked the flexible rental programs but wished they had purchase and download options to meet more students needs.

Visit Site >

BOOK BYTE

Book Byte started in 1999 as a home-based enterprise and prides itself today in still maintaining a family-style approach. Their motto is to provide you as the customer fast, honest and reliable service. We felt the "fast" was a little far stretched.

When purchasing your book, simply search for it online, select new or used (if available), add it to your cart and you should have it at your doorstep between 4-14 business days. This is a little longer than some of the other companies, so make sure you plan ahead to ensure you have your textbooks in time for your class.

If some reason you do not need your textbook, you have 14-days from the date you receive the book to return it to Book Byte for a refund, less shipping charges. If you received the wrong book and it was Book Byte's error you will receive a full refund, including shipping charges. Books must be in the same condition that you received them. Both new and used textbooks can be returned within 14-days.

When you have finished using your textbook, Book Byte will buy the book back from you. By simply logging on their website, inputting your ISBN number and Book Byte will give you a quote immediately. If you decide to sell your book back to Book Byte, they will pay the shipping costs to have the book sent to them. They will also send you your payment within 1 day of processing the transaction.

Overall, we felt this company lacked the selection, speed and options that most customers would be looking for. If you are really looking to save on book costs you'll want to choose a higher ranked company that provides rentals.

Visit Site >


College Textbooks

To help you find the Best College Textbooks, TopConsumerReviews.com provides you with an in-depth comparison of Chegg and Book Byte.

If you've stood in line at the college bookstore at the start of any college semester,you know the hassle of buying college textbooks. A semester's worth of college textbooks can cost hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars, hitting that bank account really hard.

However, a whole world of cost saving opportunity awaits on the internet today. Many college students are taking advantage of online college textbook stores. College textbooks can easily be purchased online for much less cost than you can find in a bookstore. College students can enjoy even bigger savings by renting college textbooks, buying used college textbooks, or even purchasing downloaded versions of college textbooks.

If you're interested in saving money, online college textbook stores are the way to go. However, not all college textbook stores offer the same options, and some have a lot of fine print in their rental contracts that you may not notice.

There are a number of factors you should consider before making your next college textbook purchase. Some of these include:

  • Selection. Will you find the college textbook you're looking for quickly?
  • Return Policy. Can you end your college textbook rental agreement or return the textbook if the class is cancelled or dropped?
  • Options. Will you be able to rent, purchase, or sell your college textbooks as needed?
  • Prices. How do the college textbook rental and purchase prices compare to the competition?

TopConsumerReviews.com has reviewed and ranked the best College Textbook stores available today. We hope these reviews help you save time and money finding the right college textbooks!



Colleges In The News

18 N.J. colleges with the lowest-paid grads, ranked

Students who attend Princeton University, Stevens Institute of Technology and some of New Jersey's other hardest-to-get-into colleges can expect to be earning a comfortable salary just a few years aft...

Published:  Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:37:00 GMT



Some colleges already follow DeVos' Title IX rules. Hearings are traumatic for both sides

The email offered the Western Michigan University student what she saw as a no-win choice. She could go to a hearing and let the male students she had accused of sexually assaulting her ask her questi...

Published:  Fri, 15 Feb 2019 03:00:00 GMT



Ruling affirming the rights of students accused of sexual misconduct roils California colleges

Colleges and universities across California are scrambling to revise the way they handle sexual misconduct cases after a state appellate court ruled that "fundamental fairness" requires that accused s...

Published:  Fri, 15 Feb 2019 01:05:00 GMT



More colleges are adopting test-optional admission policies. What does that mean for your student

Creighton University recently announced it's joining a growing rank of colleges and universities that will not require students to submit a standardized test score for admission. This is a developing ...

Published:  Thu, 14 Feb 2019 22:27:00 GMT



City Colleges To Discontinue Little-Used Shuttle For Rides Of Less Than A Mile

CHICAGO (CBS) - Your tax dollars pay for it. A white van with a City Colleges of Chicago sign waits outside the Sox-35th station on the Red Line every day, but few people use it, and it doesn ...

Published:  Fri, 15 Feb 2019 05:35:00 GMT



Florida's public colleges and universities forge our future | Commentary

Florida is in the midst of noteworthy and meaningful changes. Following our recent elections, we have new public officials who emphasized many important issues while on the campaign trail last year, f...

Published:  Thu, 14 Feb 2019 12:47:00 GMT



So You Want to Offer an Income-Share Agreement Here's How 5 Colleges Are Doing It.

As the cost of college continues to feel out of reach for many students, schools and startups are beginning to think of new ways to finance the cost of tuition. Income-share agreements, or ISAs, are o...

Published:  Fri, 15 Feb 2019 03:26:00 GMT



Colleges examine their own history with race amid Virginia governor blackface scandal

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has been under fire after a racist photo from his medical school yearbook page surfaced. The scandal has prompted schools across the country to flip through their own histo...

Published:  Wed, 13 Feb 2019 18:00:00 GMT



CT colleges face up to $57M shortfall

With the governor's budget scheduled to be released next week, the state Board of Regents' finance committee is grappling with various scenarios for state funding and tuition, including one that could ...

Published:  Thu, 14 Feb 2019 09:13:00 GMT



Colleges balk at reporting hazing to state

INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana and Purdue universities oppose legislation that would require them to report hazing incidents to the state, saying they capably handle hazing accounts on their own. "We've insti...

Published:  Thu, 14 Feb 2019 07:29:00 GMT




We recommend

 

- View Full Site -