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Cheap Books?

Post by RusticBohemian » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:21 am

Some time back someone posted a link to a website where you could buy very cheap books online. Can anyone suggest what it might have been?

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Re: Cheap Books?

Post by jacob » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:26 am

Amazon used?!

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Re: Cheap Books?

Post by RusticBohemian » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:02 am

I don't think that was it.

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Re: Cheap Books?

Post by jacob » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:08 am

Probably not ... can't really imagine what/how it would be though. The used book market place is pretty efficient. There's even bot-arbitrage (resellers et al) going on between different sites.

There's the free book marketplace at paperbackswap.com but that place is getting vacuumed for anything worth value although occasionally one gets lucky.

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Re: Cheap Books?

Post by jennypenny » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:42 am

What kind of books? Do you mean paperbackswap or hbp (halfpricebooks)?

I think used books were discussed in Jason's journal recently.

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Re: Cheap Books?

Post by RusticBohemian » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:20 pm

I think it was paperback swap, but I didn't realize how picked over it was when I read about it. Thanks, guys.
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Probably not ... can't really imagine what/how it would be though. The used book market place is pretty efficient. There's even bot-arbitrage (resellers et al) going on between different sites.

There's the free book marketplace at paperbackswap.com but that place is getting vacuumed for anything worth value although occasionally one gets lucky.

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Re: Cheap Books?

Post by jacob » Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:49 am

Well, I've gotten some good stuff from it over the years, but it can be a long wait. It really depends on what you read.

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Re: Cheap Books?

Post by Mikeallison » Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:15 pm

https://www.thriftbooks.com

I buy all my stuff from these guys, it's all inventory from thrift stores across the USA. Sometimes they don't have a title, or they ask way too much for one, but I've had nothing but good luck on 90% of the books I was looking for. Price is normally south of 5 bucks.

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Re: Cheap Books?

Post by Fish » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:07 pm

https://www.bookfinder.com

It’s a search engine for books, capturing many major retailers in the new and used market. I’ve noticed that the listed prices may be out of date due to frequent algorithmic updates by vendors, but in general this seems to be the best tool available for quickly finding the best price on a book. Be aware that all search results are affiliate links.

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