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Anyone use Amazon Student?

  1. Jan 18, 2013 #1
    Anyone use "Amazon Student"?

    I wish this was around when I was in school! Nice way to buy texts and sell them back. Free for six months!

    - Amazon Prime shipping benefits free for six months
    - FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of items
    - FREE Release-Date Delivery on video games, DVDs, books and more
    - Deals and promotions exclusively for Students

    Amazon Student

    Anyone a member? What do you think? Amazon is trying to make a huge push into education and textbooks.
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2015
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  3. Jan 18, 2013 #2
    Re: Anyone use "Amazon Student"?

    Sounds like an awesome idea, too bad my college doesn't give us a .edu e-mail so I can't use it
  4. Jan 19, 2013 #3


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    I use it all the time actually. It's really great considering my teachers tell me my required books like 3 days before he/she starts assigning homework.
  5. Jan 19, 2013 #4
    Re: Anyone use "Amazon Student"?

    Ha, amazing in this day and age teachers can only give you a few days notice!
  6. Feb 1, 2013 #5


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    I did that. Be careful -- it automatically enrolls you in Prime after six months.
  7. Feb 5, 2013 #6


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    This happened to me too, but Amazon was gracious enough to give me my refund within 2-3 business days. Not sure if I'm eligible to re-enroll.
  8. Feb 5, 2013 #7


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    Re: Anyone use "Amazon Student"?

    And it's not the full-blown Prime either. Amazon doesn't exactly make this clear.
  9. Jul 13, 2013 #8
    I have a total of 8 student .edu accounts available (from siblings and best friends) which gives me 4 years of free amazon student. We all make our own wish lists and pay with our own cards but same account . I LOVE 2 DAY SHIPPING!!

    If you have siblings in college or your spouse is enrolled give it a try. When your student account trial is up sign them up. I'll have amazon prime my whole undergraduate career. :D
  10. Oct 23, 2013 #9
    Free two-day shipping is great, especially since Amazon just bumped up super saver from $25 to $35 minimum. I usually buy textbooks used, though, so the free shipping doesn't apply. I do, however, buy a lot of Dover books, so it's great getting those shipped free and having them arrive in two days.
  11. Dec 10, 2013 #10
    How to Rent Your Textbooks Instead of Sell Them

    As the header states, that's what I do. I used to use Amazon, but it became a bit too difficult. I simply just rent my textbook from Big Mama. Its so much easier than buying and then having to sell it and you still haven't lowered your damages to the amount you spend on rentals. So yeah, that's why I rent.

    And if you still have textbooks that you bought, you can actually rent your textbook out to students across the country on their site. Made a bit of moola doing this before I started renting on their site.
  12. Jan 16, 2015 #11
    Maybe try emailing them a photocopy of your student ID as an alternative proof. I believe I did something like that.
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