Re: [webdesign-396] Amazon Shipping

From: James R S.
Sent on: Friday, August 6, 2010 7:42 PM
Has anyone checked Alibris.com?

On Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 7:31 PM, Aoirthoir An Broc <[address removed]> wrote:
Mz. Linda,

Do you mind if I post this to the forum for future reference for everyone? I would post it directly in the main description of the course.

Kind Regards,
Aoirthoir

--- On Fri, 8/6/10, Linda <[address removed]> wrote:

> From: Linda <[address removed]>
> Subject: Re: [webdesign-396] Amazon Shipping
> To: [address removed]
> Date: Friday, August 6, 2010, 6:56 PM
> Welcome to BookScramble 101;
> I'll be your Info Maven for this search; as a grad
> student, I do this three times a year, guaranteed.?
> ?
> Best search engine for books is www.bublos.com? (in my
> experience).? You can search by title or ISBN# (you can get
> ISBN # by going to Amazon and finding the book, and then
> copy and paste the ISBN # you find under Product Details)?
> Bublos will take either ISBN 10 or 13.?? This works best
> for single copies.? Best price found was $18.99 for a used
> copy on Amazon.? Don't forget to include shipping for
> third party listings (usually $3.49).
>
> ?
> If y'all want to get together and order, Amazon
> Prime is a good way to go.? Amazon list price is $26.99,
> and there would not be shipping, so it works out very
> comparably with used books, without the uncertainty.?
>
>
> ?
> Also possible is listings on Ebay and Half.com.? Best
> price currently on Ebay is $20.97, but watch out for the
> shipping charge of $3.49.? Add into that the condition is
> descirbed as "acceptable" and for the two buck
> difference, you'd be better off going with a new copy
> from Amazon, and not having to worry about the thing showing
> up late or in poor condition.
>
> ?
> Half.com has a copy listed at $18.00, but remember you
> still have to pay $3.49 for shipping, which brings the price
> up to $21.49.. for a used copy which will arrive when they
> get around to shipping it (from Arizona, four days+,
> guaranteed).?
>
> ?
> Last option; local bookstores.? You can search by
> computer inventory on Borders or Barnes and Noble, but you
> will probably pay list price.? If you are a member of
> theirs, you may have a coupon that could help you out....?
> and don't forget Halfprice Books.? The main problem is
> that their inventory isn't computerized, so you have to
> be dedicated in searching and lucky.? This is where I found
> my copy, thanks to a classmate.? But I had been searching
> for a copy that I felt that I could afford for over a
> year.? You don't have that much time....really.
>
> ?
> Really last option; borrow it from your local
> library.? If you are really broke, this has charm,
> especially if you can remember to renew before the due
> date.? The likeihood that you will be able to hang onto a
> copy as long as your going to need it is pretty low, but not
> a bad option to consider, if you need a copy to use while
> you search for a copy of your own that you can afford.
>
> ?
> I have my copy of Head First HTML, but will be joining
> y'all in the search for the other books required.? Best
> of luck with whatever you choose.? IMHO, make sure to
> include the price of the time you're going to waste in
> search of...and add in the Durm und Strang of
> uncertain shipping and condition, and the usual best shot is
> new from Amazon, with shipping by Amazon Prime.? Aoirthoir
> has been generous in offering to order for folks.? I
> recommend that you take him up on it...
>
> ?
> Linda Doll, MS/MLIS
>
>
> On Fri, Aug 6, 2010
> at 6:04 PM, Aoirthoir An Broc <[address removed]>
> wrote:
>
> I have amazon Prime, which
> means I do not pay anything for shipping. So the cost ends
> up being the same.
>
>
> Keep in mind you don't have to buy all of the books at
> once. The one you must have at the start of the course is
> the Head First book. The others you can get in the coming
> weeks.
>
> So my point is, if folks want to order, they can always
> paypal me the money (or cash it to me) and I will order
> their books and reduce the cost for shipping.
>
>
> Kind Regards,
> Aoirthoir
>
> --- On Fri, 8/6/10, October Calkins <[address removed]>
> wrote:
>
> > From: October Calkins <[address removed]>
>
> > Subject: Re: [webdesign-396] books and rides
>
> > To: [address removed]
> > Date: Friday, August 6, 2010, 2:04 PM
> > I did that & it showed none so i
> > gave up, I'll probably play w/ it again later...
>
> > Unfortunately on amazon because all the books came
> from
> > separate sources? the total w/ shipping jumped to
> $50,
> > so I'm taking time to think & further
> investigate...
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone 3G S
>
> >
> > On Aug 6, 2010, at 1:38 PM, Doug <[address removed]>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > I just saw the book for 8 on ebay, but it was an
> > EXPIRED ad!? After
>
> > > looking at this for a few days I think we might
> be
> > better off on our
> > > own and buy used books.? Trying to organize and
> > collect money first
> > > (because I can't afford to pay for everything
> up
>
> > front) is going to
> > > take too long and I don't want to hold
> anybody
> > up.? But use google to
> > > find them.
> > >
> > > 1 go to google
> > > 2 click shopping
> > > 3 copy the exact title from somewhere that you
> know is
>
> > right, like,
>
> > > Head First HTML with
> CSS & XHTML
> > > 4 put that in the search line on google,
> enter
> > >
> > > It will give you a chart of books and prices.?
> > You can sort by price,
>
> > > price and shipping and a couple other things.?
> > Check every day, even a
> > > couple times a day.? It changes all the
> > time.? I think you will find
> > > the best price this way.
> > > --
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> > > Yahoo sucks and is sucking worse every day.?
> They
> > are making it worse
> > > all the time.? It has become unusable.? They
> > have no help and will not
> > > fix problems.? They have an email help but
> never
>
> > answer.? Boycott
> > > advertisers on yahoo.? I am switching to
> > gmail.? You can write to me
> > > here.
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