Thursday, August 10, 2006

I just spent $19 on 5 books on Amazon. I was hoping that since I bought all the books from the same seller that I'd get a discount on shipping, but not so much. I was going to cancel the transaction, but figured, hey, less than $4 a book, not bad. Now the letters of E.B. White, E.B. White: What a Writer, Kerouac's San Francisco Blues (I think I lost my old copy,) H.G. Wells's The Island of Dr. Moreau, for the Slaves' new read, and John Clellon Holmes's The Horn will all be occupants of my library in 2-4 business days. Such is the life of a bibliophile. Exhilrating, I know.

7 comments:

Danielle said...

I need to order more books used. I don't understand how people can make any money on books that they sell for a penny. Have you noticed how cheap some are? No book orders on the horizon for me...$19 sounds like a deal, though!

M. Barresi said...

the books I ordered were .01 to .86 each. The shipping cost $17! I tried. But it's still a good deal.

Dorothy W. said...

Sounds like a good haul, until you realize most of the money is for shipping! But still a good haul.

Danielle said...

I wondered about that...they are still cheap!

M. Barresi said...

I just bought a Penguin 60s H.G. Wells The Time Machine for $1 and Sarah Waters's Fingersmith for $5 at a bookstore in Cambridge. When I start, I can't stop.

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