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Discount, used textbooks and more at VOS VOS is the study association for students of the Bachelor and Master programmes in Linguistics and Sign Language Linguistics at the University of Amsterdam. The association was established on December 2nd, 1999. All students interested in Linguistics are welcome to become members. The board has the responsibility to update the members on activities, lectures, and other events or opportunities hosted by the association and/or related to the field of linguistics and sign language linguistics.
VOS offers a low-price-guarantee for purchases prior to and during the term in which the textbook is needed. If you can demonstrate that the textbook is being sold for a lower price at a different (online) bookstore in the Netherlands, you will receive the price difference from VOS. So-called third-party deliveries (deliveries where an online bookstore different from the bookstore you visited is involved; this third party delivers the book) are excluded from this guarantee.

VOS offers a money-back-guarantee for purchases prior to and during the term in which the textbook is needed. This guarantee only applies if the teacher has made clear that the book is not needed at all. VOS retains the right to verify information with your teacher.

Can I discuss these guarantees at Smartbooks?
Yes, that is possible. Please bring your receipt when visiting us. You do have to meet the above requirements.
Which textbooks should I buy at VOS?
Only the textbooks that you need for your study. The information on this site is selected specifically for VOS members. Members can rest assured that our information on textbooks is right.
How much reduction do I get on my textbooks if I'm a VOS member?
As a VOS member, you can get great deals on textbooks. For more information, see the paragraph under 'Guarantee'. Buying textbooks from students' unions is always cheaper than elsewhere.
Does VOS sell second-hand books?
Sure! You can buy second-hand books from other VOS members who are selling books.

What price do I pay?
The price differs per book. During the ordering process, you can choose either 'used' or 'intensively used'. In the last case you pay even less, but then the book will contain more markings and notes.

Can I sell textbooks myself?
VOS organises a second-hand book market twice a year via this website.You then have the opportunity to sell your textbooks second-hand. You will receive a message about this from VOS.

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