[mythsoc] used books
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Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 20:18:12 EST
Subject: Re: [mythsoc] IF YOU WANT TO SELL YOUR USED BOOKS
In a message dated 12/10/2002 8:24:21 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> I find that it's much harder to let go of the book once I have it in mya
> hand. Therefore, I am much more likely to buy it, rather than looking at
> pic of it at an online bookstore. Of course, if it's a title I've beenHmmm.... I have a different condition. If it's online and reasonably
> looking for (such as that last Daniel Hood title I haven't been able to
> find), I'm in trouble, even on line. ---djb
affordable, and a topic/title that I want, I may not be able to resist
it. In person, I can open the book and flip through it and often it's not
really what I want. I am getting better but I have bought many things
(books and other things) that I would have been able to resist in person.
Point taken. Assuming that happens; I often find that the table of
contents and / or writing style gets me more interested, even if it's not
what I was looking for. But I *can* put the book down if it's way off base.
There are usually way more choices online than in any one bookstore, too,
even as I get better at resisting, I can always keep plugging more things
into the search engine and find more temptations. All too often in a
bookstore, I consult my list and can't find most of the titles.
Now *there's* a real problem! I tend to use the online stores as a title /
author search, previewing books that interest me. Then I go to the store
and see if they have it. Sometimes, their *not* having it is a *good*
thing. I *don't* want to give my card numbers out online, so I only buy
online when it's part of a book club. It's probably extra-paranoid, but
I'm such a book-a-holic that it's frighteningly easy for me to run up a
huge tab. So I have not started buying books that way yet. Bad enough
when I go to a brick and mortar store, and used bookstores are my true
PS Had to get that awful spam title off! Bleah!
Who is Daniel Hood?
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