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Old 11-01-2013, 10:37 AM
 
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I usually use amazon but I am getting tired of paying the 4$ shipping for each book. Is there somewhere that sells them as cheap as Amazon but without the shipping for each book? Maybe shipping overall would be nice...
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:48 AM
 
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I get them for less than a dollar at thrift stores or even in free-boxes at coffee shops, etc. A couple of our coffee shops have a book exchange program- credit for books to get others. I also exchange with friends.

My favorite place is the public library. Free.
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:04 AM
 
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Many e-books are free.

In general I too tend to borrow books for free from my local public library rather than buying new books.

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Old 11-01-2013, 11:39 AM
 
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I get them for less than a dollar at thrift stores or even in free-boxes at coffee shops, etc. A couple of our coffee shops have a book exchange program- credit for books to get others. I also exchange with friends.

My favorite place is the public library. Free.
Yeah I love the thrift stores here. I have a huge list over 600 books I want to read. Sometimes I get lucky and fine 1 or 2 at a thrift store or even at the friends of the library book store. I just spent 34$ on 8 books from Amazon. Amazing only spent 2$ on the books 32$ on shipping LOL
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Many e-books are free.

In general I too tend to borrow books for free from my local public library rather than buying new books.

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Same here...I owe a little money to library right now for a lost book so gonna have to pay them back first.
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:58 AM
 
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Walmart.com

Reduced prices...
and free shipping on orders over $50
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:07 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Find out if your library system has a book store. The one in San Antonio does, and the book store sells retired library books and donated books. Hardcovers are a dollar, paperbacks 50 cents, and most kids books are 25 cents.

I still order from Amazon sometimes because I can't find a specific book at the library store, but it's always nicer to go to the library store and end up with a couple boxes full of books for $20.
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Old 11-01-2013, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I don't know if this works or not. But around Christmas time, Amazon offers free shipping on orders over some threshold, like $25. If you saved up your whole list of book wants, and then ordered them all at one time, would shipping still be free, even though they come from a dozen different Amazon partners?

Last year, I ordered something that came to about $22, and it said add on another $3 and get free shipping, so I poked around and found a little thing that was shipped from China, and the whole kaboodle came with free shipping.

So start compiling your want list now, and in December order all those one-cent used books and avoid shipping charges.
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Old 11-01-2013, 01:30 PM
 
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Another source for free e-books:
Free ebooks - Project Gutenberg
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Old 11-01-2013, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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How come you're paying for shipping on Amazon? I get free shipping with every order. Of course, you have to purchsae over a certain amount otherwise they will charge you. Ah, I see now JTur88 already covered this.
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Old 11-01-2013, 03:17 PM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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I also save up my wish list until I can get free shipping on amazon dot com. I've also gotten some great deals from eBay booksellers.

I also adore used book stores. Keeps money local and going to independent business, and way cheap - my main go-to used bookstore has shelves of "new fiction" - books published within the last year - for about 25% of new prices.
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