Friday, December 15, 2006

In Praise of Amazon Used Books

I love that I can easily buy and sell books through Now they do take a commission, but I just got a biography on Proust for $2.49 plus shipping. My order will total of $6.43. If I bought it new, it would be $15.60. I got another Proust bio for $9.93 rather than $26. I could go on and on with my savings. It's so much easier than say going to 10 used bookstores searching for something specific.

Equally, good is that I can easily sell books I'll never read again. I just unloaded the loathsome Perfume. I got it for $18 and will only make back $5, but it's better than nothing.

In the last 3 years I've made at least $1,000 in books that I don't need anymore. Not bad at all.

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