Used book shopping … online!
You might already know this, but I’m a huge fan of reading. I would be the kid sitting inside during summer break (my parents HATED that!).
My bookshelves are overflowing. Sadly I have boxes of books sitting inside the garage right now (I know, I know, horrible place to keep books!). But … I have a feeling some of those books will be leaving and going on to better homes where they will be loved, I came across Cash4Books today. (Yes, that’s a referral link. Yes, I do get $5 for a new customer going through that link. Yes, you can do the same thing on your blog). I like the idea of this because I don’t have to drag the books to a store only to be possibly turned away because they already have enough in stock. I can just input the numbers and they’ll give me a postage paid address label. Couldn’t be simpler!
I also checked out their sister site, McKenzie Books. You can buy used books online. They have an awesome book alert that will e-mail you when a book you want comes in to stock. They’re easy to set up and I have a feeling it will come in handy because tracking down Jeremy’s graphic novels at reduced prices is hard.
Their prices are extremely reasonable – and just like Amazon they have free shipping on orders over $25. (But Amazon’s free shipping is only on new books, you can order new or used from McKenzie). It’s been awhile since I’ve been to a used bookstore because the prices just weren’t worth it last time I went. If I’m only getting 25% off I’d rather use a 40% off coupon at a new book store or just borrow from the library. With McKenzie, their prices seemed to be more like 40-60% off.
Speaking of books, any good cook book recomendations out there? I’m a lazy cook, which means I’m not much of one at all. I saw Great Food Fast and I’m thinking that might be for me but I’m not sure yet. I prefer healthy and cheap. I’m seriously considering giving up HFCS so that means no more sloppy joe bakes with Manwich!