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Text Book Trade In



It’s that time of year again! Well, I guess it’s kind of early, but my son goes back to school in the beginning of August this year!!!

This is for all you parent’s out there immersed in Text book ordering for your high school and college students. Amazon is a great source for ordering used textbooks, rented textbooks, and trading them in when you’re done using them. It actually saves alot of money, and the process is so easy.

Once you know the textbooks you need to order, go to the textbook department on Amazon.com. Type in the book name. You can verify it’s the correct book by the ISBN #. You will have a choice of purchasing new, or used, and sometimes a choice to rent the book. I am a Prime member, so many times a new book shipped free is cheaper or the same price as a used book.

At the end of the semester I trade all the books back in using the Amazon iphone App. Just scan in the ISBN Bar Code #. If the book can be traded back hit the trade button. When you’re done Amazon sends you an email with the list of trade-in books and the amount due back to you, along with a printable (free) return label. Box up the books, put the merchant list in the box, and tape the label on the box, and bring it to UPS! A few weeks later you get an Amazon gift card with your trade-in amount. I use this gift card for the next order of textbooks!



How I use my iPad

  1. Surf on the Couch. Let’s start with the most obvious use for the iPad. Have you ever been watching TV and wondered where you’d seen a particular actor before? Having IMDB, Wikipedia and the rest of the web at your fingertips from the comfort of your couch can be a wonderful thing
  2. Word Games. I’m not much of a gamer, but I do enjoy word games, so I play Word with Friends, and SpellTower casually to clear my mind. It’s also fun having a social relationship with old friends and family just by playing a simple game.
  3. Blogging. I use my iPad to write articles for my blog. WordPress has a nice app for posting and editing articles. The iPad is great for surfing the net for research and handles photo storage and export through Dropbox nicely.
  4. Say Goodbye to Premium Cable. Have you ever wanted to ditch premium cable? The ability to stream Netflix and Hulu Plus directly to your HDTV via Apple’s Digital AV Adapter means you can replace your premium channels without being forced to watch movies on a smaller screen. And considering the amount of television available on those two services, some people could dump cable completely.How to Connect the iPad to Your TV. I haven’t taken the full plunge yet, but accessing Direct TV on my iPad is a great option right now.

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