Amazon Launches App For College Students

Amazon is targeting college students with a new iPhone app, aptly named "Amazon Student".

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].

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Posted: 42 months ago
It's neat to see how iOS and the app store have changed the dynamics of software writing -- it used to be murder just to get anyone to write an app for any Apple platform, and now there's an app specifically for the iPhone not only for Amazon (multiple, actually), but even an app for the subset of iPhone using Amazon shoppers who are students. Not that this stuff won't appear on Android or everywhere else, but I like that it's frequently the Apple users who are getting it first.
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Posted: 42 months ago
In an ironic twist of fate, this app isn't available on Amazon's own Android app store. :rolleyes:

Unless it's under a different name?
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Posted: 42 months ago
If anyone is looking for textbooks, I have a code for $25 off $100 in textbooks at Amazon. I'm going to give it away for free, just please make sure you're going to use it if you take it.

Message me.

Edit: gave away

Ask in this (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1206473&highlight=) thread if you still want one. Everyone with a special offer kindle can redeem a code for you.
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Posted: 42 months ago

Interesting, when I signed up for Amazon Student last year, they were giving away 12 months of Amazon Prime, now they are only doing 6 months.


I noticed that too. Seems that with this app launch, Amazon took the opportunity to reduce the free trial period.
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Posted: 42 months ago
Interesting, when I signed up for Amazon Student last year, they were giving away 12 months of Amazon Prime, now they are only doing 6 months.

Either way, the 2-day shipping or 3.99/item for 1-day shipping is really nice. It made Christmas shopping so much easier this past year!

Nabby
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