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Re: How much do you typically spend on a book?

Post by Jennifer Allsbrook » 03 Aug 2016, 16:35

I tend to go to Goodwill and purchase used books. The are usually less than $2. If I go to a bookstore, then I will spend around $5-7. I can't justify spending more than many bills and a kid on his way to college!

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Post by jamesabr » 22 Dec 2016, 17:31

What I'll spend depends on the author, usually, but I often shop from online venues that I'll know sell newly released books for under $15. I often find great deals in my favorite genres. :D

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Post by Cowgirl888 » 25 Feb 2017, 10:56

I buy all my books used so I spend anywhere from $0.25 to $4 on a book.

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Post by Spontaneo » 08 Sep 2017, 11:39

I spend no more than $4.00, either from yard sales, thrift stores or used on-line.

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Post by Serina Vitrino » 09 Sep 2017, 17:27

Less than 5 bucks, and no more! There is a store that I know of that sells used books cheap.

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Post by Elle Howard » 10 Sep 2017, 17:48

I try to spend no more than twenty dollars at one time on books. I had to impose that limit when I found myself snatching up bargain books at a store just because they were on sale. Twenty dollars makes me think about the purchase and only select the ones I really want to read.
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Post by IanYanny » 19 Sep 2017, 05:54

For me it depends on the author and the condition of the book. My budget ranges from $5 to at least $20.

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Post by Star88 » 10 Oct 2017, 20:35

I try to get my books for free. Sometimes, I will ask my library to get it for me.

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