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Packback $5 digital rentals mean you only pay for your textbook when you actually need to use it. Your first $5 textbook rental is on us.

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You wasted a ton of money on textbooks this year.

Packback $5 digital rentals mean you only pay for your textbook when you actually need to use it. Your first $5 textbook rental is on us.

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    Over 30 years, textbooks prices have risen by 812% That's faster than healthcare, housing...and even tuition itself.

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    When we founded Packback, our campus was spending over $10 MILLION per year on textbooks alone.

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    Current student debt in America has topped $1 TRILLION Textbook costs comprise about 20% of tuition expenses at State Schools, and a stunning 75% of tuition expenses at community colleges.

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  • Packbook

    Over 30 years, textbooks prices have risen by 812% That's faster than healthcare, housing...and even tuition itself.

  • Packbook

    When we founded Packback, our campus was spending over $10 MILLION per year on textbooks alone.

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    Current student debt in America has topped $1 TRILLION Textbook costs comprise about 20% of tuition expenses at State Schools, and a stunning 75% of tuition expenses at community colleges.

Founded by students to help you get the best value when buying, renting and selling your textbooks.

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Packback is here to help students save time and money on books.

Real-Time Price Compare

Search for your book by ISBN to compare prices instantly from all the major textbook retailers across the web. Find the best price and jump directly to that retailer’s page to purchase your book.

Prices are updated constantly, so you can always be sure you are getting the best deal on your textbooks.


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$5 On-Demand Rentals

We are working to revolutionize the way students buy and use textbooks with our new model of on-demand, pay-per-use eTextbook rentals, so you only have to pay for your textbooks when you actually need them.

Rent with Packback to study for tests, complete an assignment or prep for finals for less than $5 a day.

 

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Use Packback’s Sell tool to find the best buy-back prices on the web for your textbooks! Our Sell tool makes it easy for you to find the highest-paying retailers, even when selling multiple books.

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Founded by students who were tired of high textbook prices.

We were tired of spending money on used textbooks at the beginning of the semester that were barely ever referenced in class. We realized that there should be a more efficient way to rent textbooks that would allow students to pay for their books as they use them. So we made it our mission to help students get more value out of their textbooks by creating a new method of renting textbooks by the day, instead of by the semester, for $5 or less per day.

Our team is now based in Chicago, and we’re working around the clock to grow our library of $5 on-demand eTextbook rentals and add more free tools to help you when you buy, sell and use your textbooks.

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Rent your eTextbooks for $5 a day or less.

We are working hard to bring $5 per-day eTextbook rentals to schools and universities across the country.  Soon, you’ll be able to rent all of your textbooks only when you need them, like for homework or tests. It’s great for classes where the textbook is required, but isn't used every day. If you end up needing your book often, any money you have had previously spent renting that book will be credited back to you if you buy the eBook with Packback.

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Never overpay for a Textbook Again.

Compare prices in real-time from the top textbook retailers on the web. You can find the best deal on your book without having to do all the searching yourself.  Once you find the best price on the web, you can jump right to that seller’s page to purchase the book you need!

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Compare prices instantly from all of these major retailers

Sell Textbooks

Find the best buy-back prices on the web.

Packback finds you the best buy-back price on the web for your books. If you are selling multiple books, you can choose to sell to multiple retailers to maximize your profit, or sell to a single retailer to minimize your hassle.  Either way, your books always ship for free when you create your shipping label through Packback.

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  • Sell to safe & reliable Verified Retailers
  • Get the highest resale prices
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Use our Answer Community to get answers to your homework questions for free from other students. Questions are tagged by textbook, so you can post very specific questions and get help from other students using the same textbook as you. 

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