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Amazon.com Announces the Textbooks Trade-In Program

Just in Time for the End of the Semester, Amazon.com Customers Can Now Trade in Their Used Textbooks for Amazon.com Gift Cards

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 3, 2009-- Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced the new Textbooks Trade-In program, which allows customers to exchange used textbooks in return for an Amazon.com gift card. Available year-round, the Textbooks Trade-In program will offer students the ability to trade in textbooks they no longer need for a great price. For more information about the Textbooks Trade-In program, visit: http://www.amazon.com/tradeinbooks.

Textbooks Trade-In offers great trade-in prices and a wide selection of eligible titles. Not only is it easy to use, but students can avoid long lines at the bookstore and trade in their textbooks from their dorm rooms or from home. Students just visit www.amazon.com/tradeinbooks, and search for the books they want to trade. Then students can print a pre-paid shipping label and drop the package in the mail. Once the book is received and verified by a third-party merchant, an Amazon.com gift card will be deposited into the student’s Amazon.com account. This gift card can be used toward the purchase of next semester’s books, or the millions of other items on Amazon.com. Already popular with used DVDs and video games, Textbooks Trade-In is the third program of its kind on Amazon.com.

“We’re thrilled to add the trade-in feature to the Amazon.com Textbooks store,” said Julie Todaro, director of Books at Amazon.com. “Our student customers know they can rely on Amazon.com for a great selection of titles and low textbook prices, and we’re happy to be able to offer them another service to help them save money and time.”

The Amazon.com Textbooks store (www.amazon.com/textbooks) helps students manage the high cost of textbooks by offering savings of up to 30 percent off the list price of more than 100,000 new textbooks and up to 90 percent off the list price of millions of used textbooks.

About Amazon.com

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel; Shoes & Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial.

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Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including www.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de, www.amazon.co.jp, www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.ca, and www.amazon.cn.

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Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from management's expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to competition, management of growth, new products, services and technologies, potential fluctuations in operating results, international expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment center optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions and strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption, inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments and fraud. More information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com's financial results is included in Amazon.com's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.

Source: Amazon.com, Inc.

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