Kindle DX Great For College Students

by Greg on June 10, 2009

One of the biggest expenses of going to college is the way overpriced textbooksthat you’re required to purchase. I’ve always had a problem with this, mainly because the publishers know that you must buy the book so they just charge an outrageous amount for the book. I always tried to get used books but this didn’t always work out because the publishers would come out with new editions almost every year which would make the used books obsolete. So what are we to do to save money on textbooks?

At first glance it seems as though the Kindle DX for $489 is just another huge college expense and what’s the point of spending so much just to have an electronic reader for college.

The reality is that the books that you can buy for your Kindle DX are at a significant savings from the prices that you would pay at the college bookstore – anywhere from 10 – 15% savings – most of the major textbook publishers are signed up with Amazon. This may not seem like a lot but with some books well over $100 you could be saving $20 to $30 per book. These savings can add up very quickly and over the course of four years of college not only pay for the Kindle DX but you can probably even come out ahead in the end.

For those of you that think the $489 is pretty steep you can always hold out a little while and purchase a used DX. And if you’re just not sold on the whole idea of electronic readers for school you can save quite a bit just by getting your textbooks from Amazon. Go here to find good deals on textbooks: Good deals on textbooks

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1 Corin June 19, 2009 at 3:38 pm

Where can you find a list of college textbooks available for Kindle? I didn’t see any obvious place for them in the Kindle store

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