Any student knows the price of textbooks is astronomical. Online retail giant, Amazon has just started a new program where students can “rent” textbooks. They can rent new or used textbooks and the price on renting is about half of the purchase price.
The program is called Amazon Textbook Rental and it offers several ways to rent, to sell them your old textbooks, and even offer free shipping to Amazon Student members.
Rentals of textbooks can be arranged for semesters, quarters or the year. They will even supply you with a return shipping label so you can send them the textbook when you are finished.
From their website:
The Amazon Textbooks Store allows you to shop online and buy all your textbooks without ever leaving the comfort of your couch. We offer a variety of new, used, rental, and eTextbooks. Don’t worry about selection, we’ve got your textbook needs covered for any subject from biology, chemistry, and nursing to accounting, arts, and engineering. Once you’re finished with your textbooks you can trade them in at Amazon.com and get up to 70% of their value in an Amazon Gift Card.
Shop the Amazon Textbooks Store and save up to 90% on used textbooks, up to 70% on textbook rental, and up to 30% on new textbooks. You can also enjoy Free Two-Day Shipping on millions of items, including textbooks, when you join Amazon Student. Get your textbooks delivered to your door and save both time and money by shopping at Amazon.com.