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Subject: Bargain Prices on Books
Date Posted: 9/25/2009 1:14 PM ET
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I hope it is okay for me to start this thread even though I do not know of any bargain priced books right now.  I am hoping that when other members find books priced at a deal they will post them here. 

Date Posted: 9/25/2009 3:35 PM ET
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One place mentioned a lot is the Book Depository.  Based in UK. 

http://www.bookdepository.com/


And this site is great for finding FOL sales (Friends of Library), as well as other non profit used book sales.

http://www.booksalefinder.com/



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Date Posted: 9/25/2009 3:45 PM ET
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Better World Books, used books but I have found some of my WL books for under $4 with free shipping. They also have a "bargain bin" 5 books for $15 free ship   www.betterworldbooks.com

Book Closeouts, sometimes they have some great deals too www.bookcloseouts.com



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Date Posted: 9/28/2009 1:27 AM ET
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talk about a bargain - how about free?

the novella that starts off Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark series, The Warlord Want Forever from the book Playing Easy to Get , is currently available free as a PDF, which also contains excerpts from books 2-7 and a look at book 8's cover. here's the link  (oh, and i get some kind of a warning opening it, but it works fine.)

i saw this posted over on the L&R forum and thought people over here would like to know. the link was found over at MobileRead Forums > E-Book General > Deals, Freebies, and Resources which may be a nice place to find E-Book bargains.



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Date Posted: 9/28/2009 10:13 AM ET
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Thanks!!!  Free is for sure the best huh?

 

Date Posted: 10/2/2009 10:09 PM ET
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The Book Depository has Lynsay Sand's new book, The Renegade Hunter, for $3.99 and G.A. Aiken's What a Dragon Should Know for $3.49.




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Date Posted: 10/3/2009 1:29 AM ET
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I love The Book Depository. The book prices are usually pretty good !!

Date Posted: 10/3/2009 8:33 AM ET
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Tucker's Claim By Sarah McCarthy

$6.96 - Save $6.99

released 10/01/09

book depository

Date Posted: 10/3/2009 9:39 AM ET
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I think this a great idea Kaye!

I got this tip on Goodreads paranormal forum.   If you have a Dollar Tree store in your area, check out the books.  Mine had a bunch of MMPB paranormals.  I got Eternal Cravings by Nina Bangs, The Daughters Grimm by Minda Webber and a Melanie Jackson book (can't remember the title) all for $1.00 each.  I'll be checking back to see if new stuff comes in.

I also like to check out the bargain books at B&N website occassionally to see what they have, especially when they have special shipping offers. A short time ago they lowered their free shipping limit to $10 for a few days and I was able to get quite a few bargain books without a shipping fee.

Also, check out your favorite authors websites. They often give away free short stories.  Ellora's Cave website has a bunch of freebie short stories.

If you have a kindle, Amazon was giving away several books for free. I don't know if there is a time limit or not on when they will stop offering the free books.  I wish I had a kindle so I could get them!



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Date Posted: 10/3/2009 10:04 AM ET
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Free ebooks!

http://www.suvudu.com/freelibrary/

Date Posted: 10/3/2009 10:07 AM ET
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I just bought all 3 of G.A. Aiken's Dragon books all half off at book depository. Couldn't help myself :P

Date Posted: 10/3/2009 2:05 PM ET
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This is an evil, EVIL, awfully wonderful, harmful thread!! 

 

Man, my pocket book is not liking me at the moment. Granted most were craft books I would almost never buy at full or almost half price, but I did get a few paranormals to reduce my WL. 

 

Bad bad thread! ;)

Date Posted: 10/7/2009 4:47 PM ET
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If anyone is waiting for the new Charlaine Harris book that comes out tomorrow, you can pre-order it for less than $10 at The Book Depository

A Touch of Dead and get it shipped to you in a few days.

That's more than 1/2 off!!

edited to fix link



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Date Posted: 10/7/2009 5:12 PM ET
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If you have a kindle, Amazon was giving away several books for free. I don't know if there is a time limit or not on when they will stop offering the free books. 

Sony and Fictionwise will often offer the same free books as Amazon.  I know with Sony, you can download thier software and read on your computer.

Date Posted: 10/7/2009 7:17 PM ET
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I saw A Touch of Dead at Target today. Did they put it out early?

Date Posted: 10/7/2009 9:27 PM ET
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according to amazon, A Touch of Dead was released 10/6.  most US book releases come out on tuesdays.

just FYI, the link to it posted above takes you to an edition that isn't the US edition.  that's one thing to watch for when ordering from Book Depository since they aren't US based - it's a good idea to check the ISBN number elsewhere to see if that's the edition you intended to get.

Date Posted: 10/9/2009 1:27 PM ET
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I just ordered some books from bookdepository.  The series by Larissa Ione that begins with Pleasure Unbound - 50% off - the first one is $3.49.

 

Date Posted: 10/10/2009 12:12 PM ET
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i am SO excited.....just received Shadowlight by Lynn Viehl from book depository!!! 3.99 and not even available in the US yet! ok, according to amazon it is, but not PBS



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Date Posted: 10/10/2009 9:07 PM ET
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How long does it take for shipments from The Book Depository to arrive?  I have been tempted to order from them, but I am impatient!  :)

Powells has good prices on used and sale books:

Powell's Books - Used, New, and Out of Print - We Buy and Sell

Shipping is free if you buy >$50.

Date Posted: 10/10/2009 9:52 PM ET
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I ordered two books from them and they took 8 days to arrive. For the price of their books, I am absolutely willing to wait.

Date Posted: 10/10/2009 10:25 PM ET
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Thanks, Colleen!  I guess I will find out for myself though, because I just placed an order.  I am so weak!  (Sigh.)  There were a handful that were 50% off, and I couldn't resist!  You are right, for half off it is worth the wait.

Date Posted: 10/10/2009 10:28 PM ET
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I ordered 6 from Book Depository on the 30th and received the last of them today. Yeah!

Now just waiting on second order.. lol.

I would hate to have to spend $50+ to get free shipping. I can buy a book for $3.99 at BD and no shipping, worth waiting a week or two for me! Of course lord knows, I can never spend just $3.99!

Date Posted: 10/10/2009 10:51 PM ET
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I read a lot of non-fiction, and find that Powell's is the only place where I find let alone get discounted prices on a lot of the titles I am looking for.  If you want mass market paperbacks then yes, Book Depository, Amazon and the like would give you a better deal, but for more obscure titles I love Powells.  And being from the northwest I like supporting Powells because they are independent.... gotta support the indies when possible to keep main street alive.   :)

Date Posted: 10/11/2009 1:15 PM ET
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I use The Book Depository to order books for game swaps and for my DGD who lives in WA and is always short on money.  LOL

Date Posted: 10/13/2009 7:04 PM ET
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Just a comment on ordering used books from Better World Books.  I got my first order today and I was disappointed in the condition of the book.  It was listed as "good". The pages are intact and there's no water damage but this book looks like it's been through h*ll.  The cover is badly creased and the pages are yellowed, like you expect from an old book.  This book was only released a year ago.  I'm going to be really hesitant to post it here when I'm done.  If I order from them again it will have to listed as "very good' or "like new".

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