This week Tikiman had the opportunity to interview Harry Bowron, a student at the University of Virginia who rented his textbooks from BookRenter the first time this semester. A third year engineering student, Harry was happy to sit down and discuss his experience renting his textbooks online from BookRenter.
Tikiman: Harry thanks for sitting down and talking with me. I’m interested to know why you decided to rent textbooks for this semester. Have you ever rented before?
Harry: I actually rented through the UVA bookstore once before and found the process not only incredibly convenient, but also very cost effective. I figured that since I had such a good experience renting textbooks before, I didn’t have a reason to hesitate to rent from BookRenter.
Tikiman: Is renting textbooks a popular choice at your school?
Harry: I certainly think that the idea of renting is growing as the word of mouth spreads. I even saw someone with a BookRenter sticker on their notebook the other day in class! It was cool to know that there are other people at UVA renting textbooks and saving money just like I did.
Tikiman: Good Point. How was your experience renting your textbooks via the BookRenter website?
Harry: I was actually really surprised at how intuitive the website interface was and how quickly I was able to find the textbooks I needed.
Tikiman: So how much exactly did you end up saving? Was it about as much as you expected it would be?
Harry: Before hearing about BookRenter from a friend, I had visited the UVA bookstore’s website and noted that my textbooks would have cost around $600. However renting from BookRenter enabled me to save over $400, much-much more, than the $100 I expected to save, by renting.
Tikiman: That’s great! So, you were able to save 4X as much as you were expecting. Since you had such a great experience, how likely are you to tell others about how easy it is to save money by renting?
Harry: I know a good amount of friends and fellow students who everyday worry about paying their way through college. Renting textbooks is such an easy way to save money that I feel like everybody who wants to actively be saving money should rent as well.
Tikiman: It sounds like you would be a perfect member of TikiTribe, our referral program that helps you earn cash for every friend you refer to BookRenter. Sound interesting?
Harry: Wow that would definitely be something I would be interested in joining. Where can I join or find out more details?
Tikiman: Head over to tikitribe.bookrenter.com to sign-up and get started building your tribe.
Harry: I’ll be sure to check that out, Thanks for letting me know!
Tikiman: No problem, thanks for chatting with me. Good luck this semester!