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    Re: Your latest book purchases

    Quote Originally Posted by talldede;3511402;
    Critical - is bookcloseouts.com a better deal than the used books you can purchase on Amazon.com? They have always been my source. Thanks.
    I suppose it depends on how many books you're buying. Unless you buy the used books on Amazon from a seller whose books get fulfilled by Amazon, you're paying separate shipping on all of them. With bookcloseouts, you pay one shipping charge. I generally pay for the slowest shipping method to keep down costs, so it usually comes to around $10 and I buy at least 6 or 7 books each time. I still buy from Amazon used too, because they tend to have newer titles.
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    Does anyone here have a Kindle? I'm sooooo tempted to buy one, but I'd like to hear from someone who has one already to know how much you use it, ease of use, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Critical;3511790;
    I suppose it depends on how many books you're buying. Unless you buy the used books on Amazon from a seller whose books get fulfilled by Amazon, you're paying separate shipping on all of them. With bookcloseouts, you pay one shipping charge. I generally pay for the slowest shipping method to keep down costs, so it usually comes to around $10 and I buy at least 6 or 7 books each time. I still buy from Amazon used too, because they tend to have newer titles.
    I've found that if you want to get a book in hardcover it is best to buy them online versus in the store. They are usually considerably cheaper online for some reason and most places have free shipping over a certain amount. Barnes and Noble.com is my fav. because if you buy 25.00 worth of books shipping is free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Critical;3511216;
    FYI Folks! I just got an email from bookcloseouts.com and they're having HUGE sales.
    Thx for the tip Critical! I found four books that had been on my Amazon list for a long time and the total cost was significantly less, even after factoring in the shipping charge! One of them even had a comment that it was signed by the author!

    I picked up:
    Life After Life: The Investigation of a Phenomenon--Survival of Bodily Death - Raymond Moody
    The Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett
    Naked in the Promised Land: A Memoir - Lillian Faderman
    What-the-Dickens: The Story of a Rogue Tooth Fairy - Gregory Maguire

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    Re: Your latest book purchases

    Quote Originally Posted by Critical;3511790;
    I suppose it depends on how many books you're buying. Unless you buy the used books on Amazon from a seller whose books get fulfilled by Amazon, you're paying separate shipping on all of them. With bookcloseouts, you pay one shipping charge. I generally pay for the slowest shipping method to keep down costs, so it usually comes to around $10 and I buy at least 6 or 7 books each time. I still buy from Amazon used too, because they tend to have newer titles.
    Yes, the S/H charges can get you, but I try and find stores affiliated with Amazon and shop their stuff. Thanks for the bookcloseouts tip.

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    Chasing Harry Winston
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    i realize the last one is sort of random but what can i say i like my chiclit and my tear jerkers :0
    One of the best books of all time IMO. Now I may need to go read it again since you've put it on my mind!
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    A huge stack of books at Half Price Books-my mum and I will go once a month or so and get a bunch of their $1 clearance books. We got 25 books last time between us for under $25.
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    This probably belongs in the kids said thread but it's just so much more appropriate for we book junkies.. M and I were at the public library today and she says "mom, I think without air and books we would surely die" LOl yay! the kid finally inherited one of my better traits!

    I was there to pick up The School of Essential Ingredients" by Erica Bauermeister. It looks similar to Jane Austen Book Club or Friday Night Knitting Club but set in a cooking class.
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    My Little Sister and I went to a local library book sale today and for $1 we filled a brown grocery bag with books and are stocked up for summer reading. I've been daily talking myself out of a Kindle and this kind of bargain makes me realize I don't really need one.
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    Re: Your latest book purchases

    Quote Originally Posted by Gutmutter;3529769;
    My Little Sister and I went to a local library book sale today and for $1 we filled a brown grocery bag with books and are stocked up for summer reading. I've been daily talking myself out of a Kindle and this kind of bargain makes me realize I don't really need one.
    My hometown library does sales like a few times a year. I used to LOVE getting such great bargains! You can hardly NOT fill a bag with something for that price!
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