Monday, November 10, 2008

A Well Read Budget


Are you dying to crack open Nelson DeMille’s latest best seller, The Gate House? Its almost $30? What?! That is crazy. If you cannot wait to read it I say go drive to your closest Barnes and Nobles and start reading. If you can wait a week, check out the deals on Half.com. Half.com is a partner website with eBay that offers excellent deals on books, video games, music and so much more. DeMille’s book will run you 55% less on half.com. With savings like this you can stock up on all the books you have been yearning to read.

Half.com brings together buyers and sellers to enrich the world with a more well read public. Due to the fact that you are not dealing with a big corporation you must be more patient with receiving your items. When you submit an order, the seller is given about 3 days to pack and ship your item. If you choose media mail (the cheapest but slowest) as your shipping option you will have to wait seven to ten days for your book to arrive. Often the books are used, but sellers try and give as much information about the book they are selling. When listing an item the seller ranks the item from brand new to acceptable for condition. If there is anything noticeable about the book such as tears, doggy ears or writing on the inside, the seller is required to note this. Every once in a while you will encounter a seller who is not completely honest. Chances of this happening are slim to none.

Saving over half is great, but what if you could buy a book for 99% off the suggested retail price? Would you stock your bookshelf just to look well read? I have no shame I just might. Make a dent in reading the classics such as To Kill a Mocking Bird for 75 cents. Want to indulge that guilty pleasure with Confessions of a Shopaholic? Go for it! With prices this low, there is no excuse to find the next great novel.

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