Who else buys books from internet??

United States
January 11, 2008 10:46pm CST
I have always been selling books online for many years now. Mostly because i enjoy the pleasure of books and subject matter. However I am always surprised that many people buy books online from all over the world. Probably because it is fun to research at the bookstore for titles and price, then purchase online!
2 responses
• China
12 Jan 08
Hi,there cliff, Actually,I seldom buy books from the internet .I don't get used to that b/c there are so many book stores near my place , My school provide all kinds of books and is very convenient. When I will find some books which is really good and I can't search from the library then I will consider to buy on the internet.. Molly..;-)
• United States
12 Jan 08
Hi again Molly, you know my city is named Berkeley, just outside of San Fransico, and a very academic place due to the university here. But I noticed that many bookstores are out-of-business now due to the internet... kind of sad because i find delight in bookstores sometimes, but not always. You know at times I find so many used books and many many books in chinese too, haha... but i cannot read them, nor can i see the difference from chinese,japanese or korean style writing too easily. but I always wanted to learn Japanese. I tell myself i will visit there one day because it seems fascinating to me. Hope your language studies are going well and not too stressed... and i wish for you to meet good friends and eat good food this year too!! see you.
• China
12 Jan 08
Hi,cliff, In my next semester I will also learn some Japanese . If u wanna to learn some chinese then I will try my best to help u.haha . I also hope one day u will come to my country then I will prepare some of the decilious chinese meals to u.and I will be ur guide to visit some places of interest in china..such as summer palace ,forbidden city..etc All the best in ur work .. Molly...smiles.
• United States
12 Jan 08
wow Molly! I will be sure to make a special effort to taste a delicious meal from you if I can ever get to China! haha, here is my regular mail: cliffordsee@hotmail.com,please feel free to send me a message, i would be delighted. I dont even know how to say hello in chinese, only I can say yes in japanese which is "hi"...! (I had a japanese-american girlfriend for several years). I live close to University of California in Berkeley, where there are many postgrad programs. There are other schools around this are also. I went to different college back east...take care.
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• Orangeville, Ontario
12 Jan 08
Sometimes I buy books online but I don't like having to pay the shipping price. Usually the price of shipping is more than the book itself. So I have been staying away from ebay. I find whatever I get, even if I only pay a dollar for the item, it's not worth it in the end because of shipping charges, and exchange rate. Thanks for giving us ebay.ca in Canada but all the products are being sold by U.S. residents so still the exchange rate and still the shipping rate. I will buy off Amazon only if I can get to the minimum amount to get free shipping, and if it is cheaper than in the store. I prefer to get books from used book stores. They are a lot cheaper.