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Re: Do you buy your books used or new?

Post by Sarah10 » 18 Dec 2014, 00:18

Used to be a stickler for buying new but now I don't really mind as long as they're in good condition. I would never buy a used book as a gift for someone else though.

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Post by TammyO » 18 Dec 2014, 09:00

I agree. I would never give a used book as a gift. However, I buy and trade used paperback books all the time from our local book exchange. I have found some really interesting used books from a variety of venues; books that the library or bookstores no longer carry. I also enjoy buying new books as well though. One never knows where that "gem" of a book will be found used or new. Call me crazy, but I get so excited looking through other people's boxes of used books as well.
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Post by TLGabelman » 21 Dec 2014, 07:27

TammyO wrote:I agree. I would never give a used book as a gift. However, I buy and trade used paperback books all the time from our local book exchange. I have found some really interesting used books from a variety of venues; books that the library or bookstores no longer carry. I also enjoy buying new books as well though. One never knows where that "gem" of a book will be found used or new. Call me crazy, but I get so excited looking through other people's boxes of used books as well.
I get excited going through people's books too!
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Post by Lady_Phantom » 21 Dec 2014, 17:31

I have bought books new from book store chains, I have bought them from second hand bookstores, I have bought them from thrift stores and yard sales. If the book is in at the least fair condition, and I think i will read it, or it happens to be by an author I am collecting I will buy it. I do tend to prefer older gently used books, as I feel they have more character.

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Post by AngelBellaDonna » 22 Dec 2014, 22:39

Either is fine

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Post by jkclay1 » 23 Dec 2014, 00:04

If it is a series that I'm in love with I like to buy them new. If it's something I have no history with or am just starting out then I don't mind buying them used.
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Post by 3chicnP » 23 Dec 2014, 14:37

I love buying books because I feel like they're mine. You know what I mean? I don't buy my books used, I buy mine new. I always right the date that I got it to add it to my book shelf. All my books are new- it's pricier but it's worth it.
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Post by Ama Idim » 08 Aug 2017, 03:33

I buy my books new or get them from others new as gifts but I've never given a used one as a gift and don't mind getting the used ones as gifts.
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Post by Jolyon Trevelyan » 08 Aug 2017, 10:03

I buy both used and new books.
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Post by bradybunch84 » 08 Aug 2017, 11:27

I prefer reading inexpensive books from Friends of the Library book sales.
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Post by Spontaneo » 10 Aug 2017, 15:46

I mostly buy used books.

I have given books as gifts...some new and some used.

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Post by Mallory Whitaker » 10 Aug 2017, 16:22

I usually get them new. I'll get them old if I'm buying a reference book since those tend to be really expensive. I don't think I'd give a used book as a gift unless there was a sentimental reason for doing so. Or, like I said before, it is a really expensive reference book.
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Post by Ana Njeri » 10 Aug 2017, 18:02

I buy old books. I only consider buying new books if they are first editions or if the books are from my favourite authors.
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Post by Josephine Patrick » 11 Aug 2017, 02:18

Though I prefer used books but still used books are also good most times because of the cost and delivery,.in any case am good with new books

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Post by geoffrey ngoima » 12 Aug 2017, 05:46

Kinda poor so I buy the old/used books, borrow from friends/nearby library or get the free ebooks.
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