Yesterday I met a nice lady in the Dollar Tree. We started talking about deals because I noticed she had a Frozen Strawberry Lemonade McCafe, I asked her “Did you use a coupon for that?“.
In our 20 minute talk we discussed the quality of the Dollar Tree brand magic erasers (good) and knock off green produce bags (unknown). Then she shared with me about a book, “How to Shop For Free: Shopping Secrets for Smart Women Who Love to Get Something for Nothing”.
Anyways, I mentioned Abebooks was cheaper than Amazon for used books. Here is a great example. This book is at Amazon for $7.93 plus $3.99 shipping, but if you go to Abebooks its only $7.93 plus $3.00 shipping.
Abebooks has in it network, many Goodwills across the country. Perhaps this is what drives down the prices. Plus I am sure that they don’t have to pay Amazon surcharges (which I am guessing is about .99 cents). Now I will say if you are looking for a book QUICK, then this may not be for you, books are shipped media mail and can take about 2 weeks.
Many times I have found books there for about $3-$4 with shipping. Sometimes you can get lucky also with Homeschool books there, with one caveat, be super aware of date of publication, edition, etc. You could end up buying a workbook that is from the 80’s for your Teacher’s Edition from 1996.
However, that all being said, before I buy any book, I always check my local library. The card catalog is now online and at my library I can reserve and have any book in the system of libraries sent over to my branch for free. They email me when it arrives. Isn’t that great?
P.S. How to Shop for Free is not in the Cobb County library system.
Hat tip to Pat for telling me about Abebooks.