does it burn your butt to buy new or used books and pay more for shipping?

@sharone74 (4839)
United States
December 31, 2006 5:27pm CST
Have you ever purchased a used book or something on ebay or Amazon and had the price be lower than the few dollars that it costs to ship it to you? I have, right before Christmas I purchased 6 books for 6.48 fom amazon and the price of shipping and handling was over $18.00 which just burnt my rump!
3 responses
@soldenski (2504)
• United States
2 Jan 07
YES!!! I bought a used book on Amazon and paid about 1.50 for the book and then 4.00 for shipping. That is crazy. But it was still cheaper then buying it new at the book store. By the way, you have really good discussion's, I have posted replies on a few tonight. Good job!!!
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
5 Jan 07
Thank you for the compliment and for your response. I will be posting repsonses to the almost 1000 replies I have gotten to my posts for the next several days but when I find time I will reciprocate.
• United States
31 Dec 06
I don't buy used books online. As a college student buying books can be expensive and I do the majority of my textbook shopping online. I only buy online if the new book plus shipping saves me money over buying the book new from the school book store. I however buy used books from the book store when I can find them in decent condition and the savings is worth it. My problem with buying used books online is that most sites like Amazon and Half.com don't have pictures of the books, just the sellers description, which is generally vague and misleading. As a result I stay away from used books because I'm always afraid I'm going to get a book that is truly of poor quality that isn't even worth the cheap price I might have paid.
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
5 Jan 07
I can completely understand that however I am an affiliate of several new and used textbook companies. You can go to my site http://sharone74.tripod.com I would recommend Abe books as a great place to start. I am in college also but I attend online and thus can print my textbooks for free
• Portugal
31 Dec 06
That happens to me all the time, because I live in Portugal and International shipping is a bit expensive. I order my books from amazon.co.uk, if I ordered from amazon.com I could pay extra taxes (because it doesn't belong to European Union), and they could cost me twice as the order (talking as big as 50$). Scary isn't it?
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
5 Jan 07
Hold me I'm scared. That is scary dude. The scarier part is that I just bought another book on Amazons Borders site jus before answering you post. Thank you for your response.