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How much does the average student save on books by using free two-day shipping?

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Two-day domestic shipping is only free with the purchase of an Amazon Prime membership. Depending on the cost of that membership as compared to the quantity of textbooks being purchased online, an average student may save no money at all by using two-day shipping.

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As of 2014-2015, an average student at a public four-year university is spending $1,225 on textbooks every year, compared to $1,244 for students at four-year non-profit private universities. There are many other ways besides free shipping deals to save money on textbooks, including exploring textbook rentals, purchasing used books from other students, and finding other digital resources that are available for free or cheap.

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