Amazon Launches App For College Students
The app ties together a number of features in a package specifically for students. Users can compare prices, buy or sell textbooks, and sell other items they don't need (like video games or DVD's that are no longer needed) as well. The app includes Amazon's barcode scanning software too. The idea is a student can go to the campus bookstore, scan the barcodes of their textbooks and see if Amazon can supply them cheaper.
Now students can compare textbook prices on this semester's syllabus right from the college bookstore simply by scanning a barcode. And when it's time to sell back textbooks, the app can turn used books--and millions of other eligible electronics, video games, DVDs and more--into Amazon.com gift cards. Students scan the items they no longer need, ship eligible items for free, and get an Amazon.com Gift Card to spend on millions of items at Amazon.com. Nearly 1 million textbooks are eligible for Textbook Buyback (www.amazon.com/sellbooks) and students can get up to 70 percent back.As an added perk, "Amazon Students" get 6 months of free two-day shipping via Amazon Prime.
Amazon Students is available for iPhone and iPod Touch, free on the App Store [iTunes].