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Amazon lets students buy and trade in textbooks via Android app

December 9, 2011 Inc. is letting students check prices, as well as buy and trade in textbooks via the company’s new Android application.

The Amazon Student app lets college students shop for books and receive free two-day shipping. The company released its iPhone version earlier this year.

Amazon offers millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as books, movies, music and games, digital downloads, electronics and computers and home.

Exclusive deals
Via the Amazon Student app, members can access exclusive deals.

Additionally, students can trade in used textbooks – and other eligible items such as video games, DVDs and electronics – for up to 70 percent back.

Students can scan a product’s bar code via the app

Students can scan the items they no longer need, ship eligible items and receive an Gift Card, which can be used towards other eligible items.

Students can buy and sell items via the app

The Amazon Student app includes access to customer reviews and detailed product information.

The application also uses social features and lets students share products via email, Facebook, SMS and Twitter.

From now until Dec. 15, consumers can use the Amazon Student app to enter for a chance to win a $1,000 gift card in the Trade In to Win Sweepstakes.

Amazon has been ramping up its mobile strategy for the past year.

In addition to the Amazon Student app, the company also has an Amazon Deals, Price Check, Amazon Windowshop, Amazon Santa and the original Amazon mobile app.

Final Take
Rimma Kats is staff reporter on Mobile Commerce Daily, New York

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