Amazon sues college bookstores association

I had to re-read a recent article title and pinch myself to make sure I was not dreaming. Amazon has recently sued the National Association of College Stores (NACS) claiming the 3,100 member group supported a monopoly that takes advantage of college students when they buy or sell textbooks. Amazon is suing someone claiming they […]

8 websites for cheap textbooks and college students

1. Cramster: Cramster.com is a community of professors and students that get together to solve all sorts of problems for virtually any college subject.  More particularly, they solve homework issues. Cramster makes it possible for users to post the questions they have and enables other users to respond and answer those questions. Not only that […]

Christian College Offers Incoming Freshmen a Choice: iPad or MacBook

Incoming freshmen who enroll at George Fox University this fall will have a choice to make before they arrive on campus in August: iPad or MacBook? With Apple’s unveiling of the iPad in January, George Fox, a Christian college in Oregon, has opted to give new students the option of choosing the new device or […]

Universities rejecting the iPad for textbooks?

No, not because of the poor name, but rather because of networking stability and bandwidth issues.   I could not find much for details, but apparently several universities including Princeton and George Washington have banned the device and relayed concerns to Apple.  In typical Apple fashion they are apparently “unaware” of any issues, (personal note: […]

RentScouter.com Textbook Blog is Live

Happy St. Patrick’s Day and welcome to the RentScouter.com textbook rental blog !! This site and blog were started with these primary goals: Host and facilitate discussion about the renting textbooks Review and discuss the various companies offering book rentals Help everyone get the absolute best book rental price on their textbook or any book […]