It certainly can! Renting your books can save you 50%-95% and allows you to pay less money today than buying books. You also avoid the risk and hassle of not being able to sell your book at the end of the semester (in cases where a new edition has been published, if the book has lost demand, or if a price is not available).
There are some situations where it is a better deal to buy the book and sell it back at the end of the semester, but this is more risky (because you don't know how much cash you can get selling it until the end of the semester).
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