To be a student means getting ready to pay a hefty amount for textbooks. That is, if you’re not willing to do a little digging to find cheaper versions, that is. Thanks to Amazon, you won’t actually have to do too much digging, as a new application for the Android platform looks to make searching a lot easier.
Called Amazon Student, the application will let you scan the barcode of a textbook, which will then populate a search of the same book, but with a varying list of prices. The idea is that you’ll be able to avoid overpriced textbooks, but still find what you’re looking for (and need). Of course, the application works for other things, too, as Amazon loves to help you shop. Go ahead and head through the source link to check it out yourself.
via Android Market
Introducing FREE Amazon Student App for Android
Wherever They Are, Students Can Now Check Prices, Buy and Trade In Textbooks and More
FREE Two-Day Shipping for Amazon Student Members
SEATTLE– Dec 6, 2011 – Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that the free Amazon Student app, released for iPhone earlier this year, is now available for Android. College students with Android devices now have a convenient and easy way to shop for holiday gifts, get FREE Two-Day shipping, and trade in used textbooks for Amazon.com Gift Cards, all within one mobile app.
With this new free app, it’s easy to sign up for Amazon Student, which offers college students FREE Two-Day shipping on millions of eligible products, from dorm essentials to holiday gifts. Amazon Student members also get access to exclusive deals.
“Not only can students get the best prices available for textbooks, when they’re done, they can trade in books and other eligible items for Amazon.com Gift Cards,” said Julie Todaro, Vice President of Books at Amazon. “Plus, they can do all of their holiday shopping with FREE Two-Day Shipping.”
Just in time for holiday shopping, students can trade in used textbooks—and other eligible items like video games, DVDs, electronics and more—for up to 70 percent back. Hundreds of thousands of textbooks are eligible to trade in (www.amazon.com/sellbooks). In the last year, Amazon Student members traded in enough books to reach the top of Mount Everest, twice. Trading in is easy with the Amazon Student app. Students scan the items they no longer need, ship eligible items for free, and get an Amazon.com Gift Card, which can be used towards millions of eligible items, including holiday gifts for friends and family.
From now until December 15, customers can use the Amazon Student app to enter for a chance to win a $1,000 Amazon.com Gift Card in the Trade In to Win Sweepstakes. Visitwww.amazon.com/sellbooks for details on how to trade in your books and www.amazon.com/trade-in-to-win for sweepstakes official rules and alternate, free method of entry. No purchase is necessary to enter.
The Amazon Student app includes access to features customers have come to know and trust, including customer reviews, detailed product information, sharing via e-mail, Facebook, text-message, and Twitter, and purchasing via Amazon Prime, for delivery directly to a dorm or doorstep.
Learn more about Amazon Student apps at www.amazon.com/studentapp. Customers can download Amazon Student for Android from the Amazon Appstore for Android atwww.amazon.com/student_android or Android Market.
The Amazon Student App for Android joins Amazon’s family of mobile shopping applications, including Amazon Student for iPhone, Amazon Deals for iPhone, Price Check by Amazon for iPhone and Android, Amazon Windowshop for iPad, Amazon Santa for Kindle Fire and iPad, and the Amazon Mobile Apps for iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7 and Android-based devices. Customers can learn more by visiting www.amazon.com/amazonmobile.
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