Amazon Student Makes Comparison-Shopping a Snap for Everyone

Posted by Rob Rich on August 17th, 2011
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

It's been done with with many iOS devices before. In public, no less. Pretty much everyone has done it, but there's no shame in it. I am, of course, referring to using an iPhone/Pad's wifi (or 3G) capabilities to look up an item's price online while still in the store. Maybe it's to check for a better price or even to see if it can be "flipped" for a decent profit, but no matter the reason people do it all the time. Now TechCruch has pointed out a new app that makes the process super easy.

Amazon Student, along with a few other Amazon apps, enables users to do all that and more. A quick scan of a barcode is all it takes, really. The idea is that it makes looking for a good price on textbooks easy, but it works on just about everything sold en-masse in a retail environment. The big difference here is that it also allows users to scan their own items to sell on Amazon if they're eligible for trade-in. Just scan it, and if it's a "yes" then Amazon will pay for shipping and send out a gift card.

I think the word "neat" pretty much covers it.

[via TechCrunch]

Amazon Student

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Released: 2011-08-15 :: Category: Game


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