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Topic: Crochet and Knitting Books and Magazines -- Bargain Sites

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Subject: Crochet and Knitting Books and Magazines -- Bargain Sites
Date Posted: 2/6/2012 12:15 AM ET
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I hope it is ok to include my referral links here. I know everyone likes to save a buck and many of us are pattern collectors.

For crochet and knitting magazines and books -- several used ones available at Listia.com That site is an auction site similar to ebay but with no fees. People bid with points instead of dollars and usually the seller pays the shipping like on this site. Right now there are probably the most crochet magazines I have ever seen listed at one time -- I have only been a member there for a couple of months though. Just search on the site with the word crochet or knitting.

If you join with my link below you get an extra 100 points sign up bonus -- 600 points instead of 500 points. Most crochet and knitting magazines go for 400 or 500 or even up to 1000 points or more. I still can't predict which magazines will be the most popular. I have won several issues of Magic Crochet and also Creative Knitting.


Here are a couple of sites offering really good deals on used crochet and knitting books.

The first one is Better World Books. I ordered quite a few of their bargain bin sale books at $3.00 each recently. Just click on bargain bin and then make sure the individual page describing your book includes the word SALE next to the price. Most of these books have a listed price of 3.98 on the site.

If you use the link below you get 15% off your entire order. But you should order any bargain bin books on a separate order. You can't combine the 2 discounts on the same order. There is no minimum per order. Better World Books also lists many of their books on Amazon but the same books are cheaper on their site even without the discounts because they do not add any shipping costs to the listed prices on their site.


Also there are many knitting and crochet books available from www.half.com They are running a sale right now til 2/10/12 -- all books are 15% off with the discount code TAKE15

Books there are usually cheaper than Amazon because the shipping is less -- especially if you order multiple books from the same vendor.

Happy crocheting and knitting.

Bea Seibert

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Date Posted: 2/6/2012 12:27 AM ET
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I also should add that if you have any leftover yarn in your stash or knitting or crochet needles that you don't need you can list those items at the listia site and trade them for some points to use to buy something else that you want or need.

So far I have mainly listed boxtops for education points. Waiting til I can get my new camera working before I start posting from my crafting stash.



Date Posted: 2/6/2012 12:48 AM ET
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I also forgot to add -- to compare book prices between multiple book sites the best site I have found is listed below. If you register there you can even create a wishlist and request price alerts. The shipping costs are supposed to be included in the book price calculations if you are signed into your account -- have not tested out that feature.


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Date Posted: 2/7/2012 6:16 PM ET
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So far I have mainly listed boxtops for education points.

What is this?  Is there a site to explain what boxtops?

Date Posted: 2/8/2012 2:20 AM ET
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The website below explains all about boxtops for education including a list of products.


On the listia site you do not sell your boxtops for cash, but put them up for auction for points that can be used on that site to purchase other items at auction. Usually each boxtop averages around 20 points. You have to eat a lot of granola bars or chex mix or other products to get lots of points.LOL

But if you keep an eye out sometimes products run promos and offer 2 or even 4 boxtops per item.

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Date Posted: 2/11/2012 4:40 AM ET
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Just got an email from Better World Books -- their bargain priced sale books are on sale for the next week -- instead of the usual price of $3.00 each the sale books are $2.50 each if you buy 2 or more.

I went a little crazy in the cookbook category since I had already picked over the craft books previously.

Use my link above to get a coupon for 15% off regular priced new or used books from Better World Books. But order your sale books as a separate order to get the best price.

Does anyone else have a favorite discount bookseller for new or used books?

Editing to add -- no additional shipping charge -- the $2.50 sale price is postage paid unless you request expedited shipping.

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Subject: Crochet Books that don't meet PBS criteria Want to trade credits for some?
Date Posted: 3/21/2012 4:50 PM ET
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Check out the list I just posted under the above topic if you are interested in trading credits for crochet books.