questionshas anyone ever used chegg? whats your opinion?

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I have 2 friends who use Chegg for college. Sometimes it's a better deal when you search on craigslist; other times Chegg is the way to go. So definitely do some deal-hunting, but as for the site, it is legit..

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Have you heard of bigwords.com? That's what I use to look for my books they basically give a list of various sites you can get your book from with different prices. I think I may have bought from chegg before but can't remember. What book are you looking for maybe I can help you find the best price.

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Not really a "book" more of an access code but still listed in with the books.

http://www.chegg.com/textbooks/myfrenchlab-with-pearson-etext-access-card-for-chez-nous-4th-edition-9780205215072-0205215076?om_ss=1

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ISBN: 0205215076

Pearson wants $90.60 for it and my college campus wants $214.99 for it with the book which I picked up off amazon for $50 >.> such a rip off at bookstores lol.

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I know books stores charge so much! So I looked at how much it would cost you at chegg with standard shipping would come out to about the same price as amazon (free shipping if you have prime), I would suggest if you are uncertain about chegg then maybe just get it at amazon? Sorry wasn't able to find anything cheaper for you.

http://www.amazon.com/MyFrenchLab-Pearson-eText-Access-Card/dp/0205215076/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1314218608&sr=1-1

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@missallergic123: Yeah I saw the amazon but I need it by Friday. I'm not a huge slacker just changed classes =P but yeah and amazon is outta stock till next week. So I need to over night it via chegg. If I don't get it by Friday it gets returned and I buy from pearsons I guess.

Weee for $66.43 down the drain!

ohhhH! and thanks @jumbowoot I always forget about that site but it kinda makes me feel slightly better ordering from them. Their reviews are about 50/50 So yeah.. Thanks! =)

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ah ok hope it works out with chegg! I know how stressful it can be if you don't get your books on time, some professors are understanding yet some don't care. Good Luck!

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@missallergic123: i'd always get to class and the professor would tell us what books we DIDN'T need that were listed by the college as required for the class. so i'd wait and get mine from amazon or half.com. then resell asap towards the end of the class

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DO NOT USE CHEGG FOR ACCESS CODES!!!
Chegg rents out used books and access codes can only be used once, they do not have the authority to sell access codes as new, so if this is honestly why you need the book, then I'm sorry my friend but you need to buy new. That or go online to see if there is an eBook, ORRR, Pearson may sell just the access code by itself, so you may want to check that out.
Outside of access codes Chegg is honestly a great company and they make things very easy. They aren't always the cheapest route when getting books but they definately try to make life easier for you. You get the books in a box which you save, when the due date for your book comes up simply print a shipping label from online and drop it off at the nearest UPS store, free of charge.

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@thudleeh: Yeah I was afraid of that so I called and spoke to some nice older lady (least sounded like it >.>) and she said if you want the access code guaranteed to work and be there then buy it new from them and do not rent it. So that's what I did. Worst comes the worst she said I can return it no questions asked so we'll see. Besides I paid using paypal and for the access code NEW if they send it used I'll file a claim. But yeahhh thanks for the warning! ^^

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You're very welcome. I literally am dealing with the same sort of situation myself right now, but that knowledge was from years of dealing with this stuff. Access codes are just a way for publishers to make more money. It's a ripoff, but like slaves to the system, we students just open our wallets and swipe away!

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@dravack: I had a semester a few back that was going to cost me over $800 for 17 credit hours worth of books. I picked up books for 5 classes for a grand total of $23.97. That included shipping. I didn't use anything but myself to find the books. You have to be willing to hunt, and settle for an earlier edition or two. I have only had to buy one book new, and that was for a statistics class. The prof said that the problems in the older edition were different than the current.

The girl next to me in psych measurement spent $150 on her text, I got mine for under $4. It pays to be diligent!

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my girl like its it but she also check amazon for a cheaper price.... if youre going to use chegg you might as well sign up for ebates.com and get some money back

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@nikejr16: nooooooooooooo! where were you hours ago my friend! I already ordered from here and from another site they provide cash back for!!!!!!! bah oh well now I know. Thanks! lol

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I love chegg for overly expensive textbooks but only if I can't find one on half.com that is cheaper. Definitely prefer buying over renting because you can get some of your money back (but not by going to the University bookstore, they screw you outta your money hardcore. $150 at the beginning of the semester, they offer $20 to buy it back...) Access Codes are usually best bought from the actual book publisher to ensure validity. In any case, good luck!!

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I've never used Chegg.com before. All my textbooks I've gotten have been from BookRenter.com. This is because they always had the cheapest prices for textbooks for me. They also have free shipping, which is something that many other rentals places don't have. I would say check them out before you buy from anywhere else.

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There are about a dozen textbook rental sites. The cheapest shifts as inventory changes. A rental only price comparison site like http://www.cheap-textbook-rentals.com can help show the price differences between sites.

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I can't tell if the people at Chegg are incompetent or ripoff artists. I cancelled a book I had ordered and instead they charged me for a second one! I talked to one of their representatives and followed their instructions and was never refunded. Now I'm out $300 still a year later.