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Old 09-22-2016, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Falling Waters, WV
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I see a few people on here waiting, like I do, until the book has been out awhile to get it cheaper. Where do you get/buy your books from beside yard sales? I get a lot of mine from Abebooks.com. I've been using them for years and usually only pay a couple bucks for a book and free shipping. I must say I'm happy with them.
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Old 09-22-2016, 07:35 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I buy mine from amazon and do blogging for books so I can get a free book and just blog about it and review it too . I enjoy the arc (advanced reader copies ) very much . I also like to write so that gets me free books then I'm all for that too .
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Old 09-22-2016, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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1) Amazon, auctions

2) A local independent bookstore

3) Amazon, direct

4) From a Half Price Books place about a half an hour away that I visit maybe three or four times/year
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Old 09-22-2016, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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Amazon/Kindle. Haven't paid more than $5 for a book in years.
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Old 09-22-2016, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Citrus Heights, CA
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I see a few people on here waiting, like I do, until the book has been out awhile to get it cheaper. Where do you get/buy your books from beside yard sales? I get a lot of mine from Abebooks.com. I've been using them for years and usually only pay a couple bucks for a book and free shipping. I must say I'm happy with them.
I'll second Abe Books it's great when I find a series and am able to read them in order. I also use ½ price books located near me and a couple of other used book stores.
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Old 09-23-2016, 01:38 AM
 
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I like Booksamillion.com even though I also buy at Amazon,Abe and the few remaining local bookstores. Booksamillion has frequent popup weekend 20% off sales for their Millionaire club members. They especially have these on holiday weekends. With the 20% off and free shipping Booksamillion comes in cheaper than Amazon for a lot of books. One can also find Booksamillion discount coupons on sites like retailmenot.com and coupons.com
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Old 09-23-2016, 09:43 AM
 
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I typically buy from Amazon, though I love independent books stores and when I go into one, I make it a point to purchase something.
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Old 09-26-2016, 08:46 AM
 
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When I order books online I usually go to Better World Books first. I rarely rush to get a book when if first comes out so I usually shop their Bargain Bin. They also have sales several times a year. If they're having a 50% off sale the books are generally $2.00 with free shipping.

I also go to Abebooks and occasionally, Amazon.

When I'm buying locally I usually go to Half Price Books.
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Old 09-26-2016, 09:18 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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Amazon. I no longer buy paperbooks due to lack of space at home. Or borrow paperbooks from the library when the e-books don't exist or are deemed to expensive for me.
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Old 09-27-2016, 11:47 AM
 
Location: "Arlen" Texas
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Online less so recently and more used bookstores.
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