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Buying second hand books in mint condition

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 31 May 2016

 


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Buying second hand books in mint condition
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Knowledge LetterAppears in the Gurteen Knowledge Letter issue: 191
Posted DateTuesday 31 May 2016 10:40 GDT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen

A few months back I ordered a second hand book from America via Amazon that was out of print. It took some weeks to arrive but it was in near mint condition at a fraction of the original price.

So a week or so ago, rather than ordering new copies of three books I wanted again via a Amazon I decided to buy them second hand. This time I ordered them from 3 separate UK suppliers to ensure I did not need to wait so long.

They all arrived within a few days and without exception they are as good as new. I could afford to buy them new - but why should I? In fact, it means I will buy more books :-)

I bought a few Kindle books a year or so back that in retrospect I wish I had bought as hardcopy. I may just go back and order them - second hand of course :-)

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