Friday, April 2, 2010

Half Price Books

I brought a cart full of books into my (somewhat) local Half Price Books today... a CART full. They offered me $23 for the lot. And I took it. (they were mostly books from college and a few old novels that I had to admit to myself I would never ever get to)
I walked out with only $18 because I found a Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets score (UNOPENED)! So... add that to my iTunes "writing inspiration" playlist.

I'm actually proud of myself for not spending all my earnings today...

YAY for lightening the load!! (and making more room on that bookshelf!!! ;)


Happy Good Friday to all!

13 comments:

  1. $23!?!! Reminds me of those good old college days where the student store would rip off every sad little student at the end of the semester... Oh wait! Not over yet!

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  2. Ha! Yeah, that's too bad. There's a discount bookstore near where I used to live that gave me $75 in store credit for a big bag I brought in. It was awesome. Plus, they let you use your store credit to get half-off any used book. Probably a good thing I moved further away!

    The HP scores are great. I listen to them while I write too!

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  3. Kristin, that's a great idea. (A little sad though you didn't get more!) I'm glad to know I'm not the only one that wrestles with books I can't get into. I mean I hang onto some for years and years. I have the hardest time getting rid of them! I'll give them away, but I've yet to try our used store. Maybe this spring!

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  4. Wow how lucky!!!! I would have totally loved the unopened one and wouldn't have been able to refuse!!!

    Congrats on the $18 I'd say that was pretty sweet!

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  5. When I "retired" from teaching four years ago I donated just over 900 books to my daughter's elementary school....Three years ago I began writing and repurchasing the books I gave away. I don't think I'll ever get rid of a book again...I'm glad you had a great find, but be careful about getting rid of books you might need in the future...

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  6. Readerly Person: oh college bookstores ARE the WORST at ripping people off!!

    Summer: Sounds like a great store!

    Sharon: oh i was VERY careful about which books i gave up. VERY VERY VERY. i am confident in my decisions. :)

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  7. I did the same the other way with some textbooks and a whole bunch of old children's books and got $25. I almost didn't take it, but the books were just sitting at home and gathering dust...

    Hee, yay for not spending the whole thing! I always have to restrain myself whenever I step into a bookstore, too!

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  8. I wouldn't have made it out of the store with anything...

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  9. I usually donate my old books to the city library so that others could read them for free :)

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  10. You got the score for $5?! Woohoo! :)

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  11. That's awesome! I sooooo need to clean off my shelves. My kids (ages 7 and 2) have about 10 bookcases between them. Granted, some are just shelves and shelves of books that are just waiting for them (the Little Women series, the Narnia series, the Harry Potter series, etc). I have one big, tall bookcase of my own books and I have rows of books in front of other rows of books on the same shelves... it's ridiculously crowded. I have a hard time giving up my books, but there are definitely some that I just never got into. We do have a good half price bookstore locally and I have bought there but never sold there. Hmm! I have donated many to the library but it always bums me for some reason that they just turn around and sell them (since they're not library bound, they don't put them on the shelves). Still benefits the library, I know. :)

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  12. I have sold books back in the day, but most of my purchases now go onto my classroom shelves. Congrats on getting a bit back on your investment.

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