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Do you buy your books used or new?

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Re: Do you buy your books used or new?

Post Number:#136 by Bookaholic15
» 13 Aug 2017, 14:09

I like to read them used or get them from a second hand store because sometimes people write in the margins and reading their comments is really interesting and intriguing for me. I get to experience other people's view of the same book.
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Re: Do you buy your books used or new?

Post Number:#137 by Leesajohnson
» 14 Aug 2017, 04:06

It depends on book's condition. You can buy old books if they have studied by anyone with proper care otherwise get new books. There are various sources are available online where a lot of study materials so you can search them as per your subject demand.
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Re: Do you buy your books used or new?

Post Number:#138 by Wangare
» 24 Aug 2017, 00:41

I prefer both but mostly used, because they are cheaper than the new one.
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Re: Do you buy your books used or new?

Post Number:#139 by gregs317
» 25 Aug 2017, 21:09

I almost always buy my books new. I love the idea of wandering around in a used bookstore, but I never have any luck in those places. Very rarely have I ever found a book to purchase at one of these places.
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Re: Do you buy your books used or new?

Post Number:#140 by PennyMindingMom
» 25 Aug 2017, 21:21

I love reading but it can certainly get expensive. I buy both new and used books. When ordering books online through Amazon I always purchase new because I prefer to see the condition of the book I am purchasing. When looking for books for my children I usually browse the thrift stores for quality used books. My daughter is an avid reader and it's expensive to keep her stocked up with new books. I like to donate the books that she has decided that she won't ever read again to make room for her favourites.
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Re: Do you buy your books used or new?

Post Number:#141 by maiamalanee
» 28 Aug 2017, 14:04

I own a variety of both. I do prefer used books though. Used books have history to them and, this may sound strange, but a certain smell to them. I love getting older books from antique stores since the smell reminds me of my grandparents. As for newer books, I don't mind them being used. I actually enjoy reading the little notes that people write in the margins.
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Re: Do you buy your books used or new?

Post Number:#142 by Elle Howard
» 28 Aug 2017, 18:09

I have no preference. The cheaper the better because I can buy more for my money. I just like a good book.
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
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Re: Do you buy your books used or new?

Post Number:#143 by Eimman
» 07 Sep 2017, 09:31

I will buy a new book for new releases from my favourite authors.
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Re: Do you buy your books used or new?

Post Number:#144 by IanYanny
» 19 Sep 2017, 06:02

I gear towards used books as long as it is in good condition.
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Re: Do you buy your books used or new?

Post Number:#145 by Karen0823
» 19 Sep 2017, 09:08

I'm a cheapskate. I borrow or buy from the library. When my parents were still alive, they were kind enough to give me their Reader's Digest hand-me-downs.
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Re: Do you buy your books used or new?

Post Number:#146 by Tsundoku-san
» 20 Sep 2017, 02:05

Preloved. I love going to secondhand bookstores, rummage the shelves and piles of books that are cheap and sometimes rare.
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Re: Do you buy your books used or new?

Post Number:#147 by GPM
» 20 Sep 2017, 04:04

I prefer preloved ones. I just love the idea that others have already read it and liked it. Plus, thwy are cheaper.
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Re: Do you buy your books used or new?

Post Number:#148 by Star88
» 10 Oct 2017, 21:11

I like to buy books new when I can. I like to be the first one to crack the spine. If the book is expensive, I will try to buy it used or borrow from a library.
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