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Textbook Rental Terms & Conditions

Last updated: July 30, 2013

Amazon Services LLC and/or its affiliates ("Amazon" or "We") offers you the ability to rent textbooks through Amazon.com ("Textbook Rentals") subject to the following conditions (the "Rental Terms"). If you choose to rent a textbook through Amazon.com, you accept the Rental Terms. Please read them carefully.

Your use of the Amazon.com website is also governed by our Conditions of Use and Privacy Notice, as well as all other applicable terms, conditions, policies, limitations and requirements. If, and then only to the extent that, the Conditions of Use, Privacy Notice, or other applicable terms are inconsistent with these Rental Terms, the Rental Terms will control only with respect to Textbook Rentals.

Book Condition

When you rent a textbook through Amazon.com, you may receive a new textbook or a used textbook in acceptable rental condition, as described in our FAQs.

Returning Textbooks

By renting a textbook through Amazon.com, you are agreeing to return it on or before the due date specified on the Your Textbook Rentals page in your Amazon.com account.

During the first 30 days of the rental period, you may return the textbook through our Return Center , subject to our standard Product Return Policies.

After the first 30 days of the rental period, you may initiate a textbook return through the Your Textbook Rentals page in your Amazon.com account. We are not responsible for items that are lost in transit from you to us or for items that are sent to us in error.

When we receive a returned textbook, we will determine in our sole discretion if it is in acceptable rental condition . If the returned textbook is determined by us not to be in acceptable rental condition, we may in our sole discretion charge you the buyout price (calculated as the full purchase price of the textbook as of the time of rental, less any rental fees and extension fees you have already paid), and ship the textbook back to you to keep.

Extension Fee; Automatic Purchase

The due date for each textbook you rent is available on the Your Textbook Rentals page in your Amazon.com account. If the rented textbook you return to us is not postmarked on or before the textbook's due date, we may in our sole discretion automatically extend your rental period by an additional 15 days and charge you the applicable 15 day extension fee for the textbook.

If, again, the rented textbook you return to us is not postmarked on or before the last date of the 15-day extended rental period, we may in our sole discretion charge you the buyout price of the textbook, and the textbook will be yours to keep.

Methods of Payment

You authorize us to charge any amounts owed by you under these Rental Terms to the card you used to rent the textbook or, if such card is no longer valid, to any other card we have on file in your Amazon.com account. You agree to maintain in your Amazon.com account at least one valid card that expires no earlier than 150 days after the date on which you rent the textbook. We reserve the right to block or cancel orders and suspend or terminate your account if you incur outstanding and unpaid fees for rented textbooks and we are not able to charge such fees to any card on file in your Amazon.com account.

Title and Risk of Loss

Title to each rented textbook remains with the party from which you rented the textbook (specified on your order confirmation) during the rental period. If you elect to purchase a textbook, or if we charge you the buyout price because you did not return the textbooks in acceptable rental condition or before the extended due date, title to the textbook will pass to you when we charge you the buyout price.

Risk of loss passes to you upon our delivery of the textbook to the carrier (both for the initial shipment and for any return shipments from us to you). For returns from you to us, risk of loss passes to us upon our receipt of the textbook from the carrier.

Availability

Textbook Rentals are currently available only to customers with shipping addresses in the United States (including the continental United States, Hawaii and Alaska, but excluding Puerto Rico and U.S. territories).

Agreement Changes

We may in our discretion change these Rental Terms or any aspect of Textbook Rentals without notice to you. If any change is found invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that change is severable and does not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining changes or Rental Terms.

Rentals by Warehouse Deals, Inc.

When you rent a textbook through Amazon.com from Warehouse Deals, Inc. (specified on the checkout page and Your Textbook Rentals , the following additional terms and conditions apply:

You may not move the textbook out of the state to which it was originally shipped. If you wish to move the textbook out of that state, you must first purchase the textbook. You can purchase the textbook by going to Your Textbook Rentals to view your rental library. Select the textbook you wish to purchase and then proceed through the checkout process. You may also contact us to purchase the textbook. When you purchase the textbook, we will charge you the buyout price of the textbook, and the textbook will be yours to keep.

If we determine that at any time during the rental period you have moved a textbook rented from Warehouse Deals, Inc. out of the state to which it was originally shipped, we may in our sole discretion charge you the buyout price of the textbook and transfer title to the textbook to you, retroactive to the date you moved the textbook out of that state. In such case, the textbook will be yours to keep.