Thursday, May 13, 2010

Thrifty Thursday: Buying Books The Smart Way

We all know how expensive books can be... especially text books. A great alternative is used book stores which sell books at a lower bargain price. I miss living in Tucson and having tons of used book stores at my discretion. What's bad about a used book store is that they are often crowded and not the most organized place to shop in. Also there is no way of telling when something they don't have will come in and then that you will even know that it came in. How neat would it be to have a brain somewhere that knew to alert you when your books on your list became available? Your wish is my command:

What BRAIN does is it allows you to create a book wishlist of sorts that automatically notifies you when a book in matching your title, author, ISBN, or keyword search. You can set preferences such as the minimum book condition, how often & when to get alerted, maximum number of books to include in each alert & more.This service offered by McKenzie Books is so easy to use and makes finding the book you need easy and affordable. McKenzie Books is an online used book buyer and seller (they do sell some new).

McKenzie Books has a GREAT clearance section on their site. They update it daily and prices start at just $1.99; that is a great deal on books! I spent $25.00 and this is what I got out of their clearance section. Also please note if you spend $25.00 or more you get free media shipping. (I received my books in less than a week from when I placed my order) I got Eragon, Eldest (book two of Eragon), The Notebook, Message in a Bottle, My Sister's Keeper, A Walk to Remember, Signed in Blood, The Best Life Cook Book, and My Bible Stories.

I was so pleased when I received my books. They were described PERFECTLY and so I knew what I was getting. Eragon is missing the dust cover but I knew that when I placed my order! No Surprises... how much better can it get. The Best Life CookBook is in BRAND NEW condition and I only paid $1.99 for it! 

McKenzie Books is not only a great place to buy books for cheap but you can sell them your old books as well. Learn more about this on their site! 

The Results Are In:

    * McKenzie Books saves TIME~ The Brain does all the work on finding and alerting you to the books you need!
McKenzie Books saves MONEY~ There Clearance Section can not be beat and you can sell old books to them as well!
McKenzie Books saves SANITY~ NO more driving all over town to find the book you are looking for!

I received no form of monetary compensation for this post. I did receive a $25 gift card to order books in order to write a fair and honest review. For more information on reviews please see my disclosure policy.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh!! Thank you so much for this info! I've been trying to find children's books for good prices since I have a tight budget and this is perfect! =) My son will be so happy..hehe


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