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Purchasing books

March 4th, 2008 at 05:02 pm

I don't think I will ever purchase a book at full retail price again.
My town has a new very large, very nice Goodwill store, with a large, well organized book section. They even have free coffee and cookies, and tables in the book area, to sit and browse.
Yesterday, I got four paperbacks, all current and best sellers. The retail price on the books was over $62.00 but my cost was under $3.00 for all four books!
Reading is entertainment for me, and I either pass the books on to friends and family, or take them to a used book store for credit toward more books. It is a win-win situation.
I used to think buying books at Sam's was frugal. Not any more!

1 Responses to “Purchasing books”

  1. miclason Says:

    ...people hardly read here in ES...I find that so sad...books are expensive (the general idea being that reading is for the rich...or, should I say the wealthy?)...so, those of us who DO read buy books...if only to make sure the bookstores remain in business! ...up until some years ago (10 years at the most) there were no real "bookstores"...you went to these stores that sell school supplies and they would have textbooks or literature required by schools and maybe an additional title or two-- we did have bookstores before the war, then books became luxury items!)

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