Amazon announced a textbook trade in program for students on Dec. 3. Students cam search the Amazon website for the book they want to trade to see if it is eligible to trade and how much credit it will get. And then students can print a pre-paid shipping label and drop the package in the mail. Once the book is received and verified by a third-party merchant, an Amazon.com gift card will be deposited into the student’s Amazon.com account. Read more. Students no longer need to line up to their books stores, but they can't get cash from Amazon.
Amazon claims that the program offers savings of up to 30 percent off the list price of more than 100,000 new textbooks and up to 90 percent off used textbooks.