Everything about school is costly but when it comes down to textbooks the expenses are astronomic.  Amazon has joined an expanding list of web book sellers doing something about it.

Amazon will now rent the textbooks and save scholars up to seventy percent over the price of purchasing them.  To rent, scholars simply decide on the “rent now” option.  Amazon ships the book and at the end of the rental period, scholars return the book with a free pre-paid, printable label.  If you rent enough of them, even shipping is free.

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