Amazon.com unveils Textbook Rental

7 Aug 2012

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College students across the US can now save money on buying textbooks by renting them from Amazon.com instead, as the e-commerce giant has just opened a new chapter in its business: Amazon Textbook Rental.

By renting a textbook from Amazon.com, students can save up to 70pc, Amazon.com said.

To rent a textbook, a student just has to search for the title in Amazon.com, select ‘Rent Now’, pick payment and shipping options, and check out. At the end of the rental period, returns are free and simple with a prepaid, printable label, said Amazon.com.

“College is expensive, and students are always looking for ways to save money on textbooks, which is why we’ve long offered great prices on both new and used textbooks,” said Ripley MacDonald, director of Textbooks at Amazon.com.

“With Textbook Rental, Amazon gives students yet another great option for saving money – it’s now easier than ever for students to get the books they need, in the format they want, at affordable prices. So no matter if a student wants to buy or rent their textbooks, Amazon can be their one-stop shop.”

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Tina held senior editorial positions at daily newspapers in Ottawa and Toronto

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