Among the many ripoffs at college — one of the chief ripoffs being college itself — is the textbook scam. Buy a book for $100, sell it back for $10, and the school turns right around and sells it for full price again.
Gee, thanks “place already mugging me for $30K.”
The smarter play this year is the Amazon.com eTextbooks Store. Here’s why…
With options to rent, buy or try for free (up to 80% off print list for rentals between 30 to 360 days and up to 60% off purchases) eTextbooks give students the flexibility to spend money where they want. Not to mention eTextbooks allows students to take their entire library wherever they go without lugging physical books around campus – with the free Kindle reading app, students can conveniently access their eTextbooks from any device, including their tablet (Fire, iPad or Android tablets), smartphone (iPhone or Android), or computer (PC or Mac.)
eTextbook also makes studying a buttload easier with features like multi-Color highlighting, flash cards, digital notes, flashcards and whispersync technology which “synchronizes your last page read, bookmarks and annotations across all of your devices so you can always pick up where you left off.”
And don’t forget to sign up for Amazon Prime Student which gives college students unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on more than 30 million items, and special offers and promotions created just for students.
So unless you need like 100 school sweatshirts, skip the school bookstore and get stuff on Amazon.
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