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Subject: Good Buy
Date Posted: 1/13/2012 3:17 PM ET
Member Since: 11/9/2009
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I am so excited!  I went to Goodwill and bought 9 kids books for 35 cents each.   7 of them are wish listed.  Chaching. 


How do you get books to post?  Do you only post books after you read them or do you go hunting for books to swap?

Date Posted: 1/14/2012 2:54 AM ET
Member Since: 11/11/2007
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For the most part, these days, I'm just posting books when we are finished with them. I have a lot that were given to me, either by my grandma who is a retired teacher, or through freebie swaps at whatever point in time. Things I have tried that didn't work for us, etc.

Other than homeschooling stuff, I keep my eyes out for book freebies. Lots of the time on craigslist or freecycle people will just give away a "lot" of books and I'll try to get dibs on that... but usually only if I think there's anything in it I could use or want. (For instance, I'm not personally going to pick up a box of only romance books just to try to post them. I might go pick up a box that HAS some romances if it ALSO has mysteries or fantasy I might actually read.)


I used to pick up random books for "cheap" but I can no longer justify spending money on something I won't personally use. 35 cents really is a good deal though! WOOT!!!

Date Posted: 1/14/2012 1:30 PM ET
Member Since: 5/30/2010
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I try to pick up extra books at library book sales when it is box day. We just recently moved and a gave away loads of books so we would not have to move them, so now I am waiting until April for the next book sale fill my shelf. I just started homeschooling so it will be awhile before I can post my homeschool material, but I am so greatful for all the homeschool books other people post. I always keep my eyes open for homeschool books that I dodn't plan use to post on here.
Subject: shop to post?
Date Posted: 1/27/2012 2:57 PM ET
Member Since: 5/30/2010
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No, I do not go shopping just for books to post on pbs. But if I am presented with books I know will move, I feel comfortable spending up to a dollar or two. Great shopping trip to your Goodwill!