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7.4 BOOK DEALS; CUT AND REDUCE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EXPENSES.
By Kathy Gillikin
Here's a deal for all you book readers. We all know how expensive even paperback books can be. I found a way around the high prices. Once most people have read their favorite book they either pass it on to a friend, give it to a thrift shop or have a yard sale. I have bought many paperback books from .25 cents to a $1.00. The books were priced from $3.50 on up to $7.50. These books were not old beat up books, but looked just like they came off the shelf. Some of them didn't even look like they'd been opened. Many of the books were still on the best sellers list. After I read them I took them to my local book store and they gave me a credit of 20% of the books value. Then I could choose from their used book selections and only pay 1/2 the publishers price. Sometimes with my credit I didn't need any cash. I just used my credit. I had a much wider selection and found many books I really had been waiting to read, but didn't want to pay huge prices for.
During a sale last year at one of our thrift shops Christmas sales I found a lot of nice hardback books for $1.00 each. I picked up a 3 piece set of science fiction books for my son. He liked them, but never got around to reading them. He decided he was too old for them and gave them back to me. I took them to my local book store the other day and found out they were first editions and they gave me credit for $7.50 on each book.