[bksvol-discuss] Re: cheap books

Also half.com and I think Valerie Maples mentioned books liquidators or something like that, it escapes my mind. If I come across any good sites with cheap books, I'll post here.


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On 6/7/2012 9:17 PM, Roger Loran Bailey wrote:
I don't have much problem navigating Amazon myself and I use JAWS. They have an access site, but I think the regular site is accessible enough and the access site doesn't have all the information that the regular site does. It might help you to use your H and number row keys to navigate quickly to headings. For example, when I got to the page for a certain book and I want to look at product details like the ISBN or number of pages the first thing I do when the page opens is to press the 1 key. That takes me to the title and author of the book. I then press the 2 key to skip from heading level 2 until I reach the the product details section. Anyway, another place to get cheap books is eBay. I think you can actually get them the very cheapest there. However, to get books for only a few pennies you have to buy a lot and you have to buy them all at once. I am talking about the wholesale lots category under the books category. The drawback is that you may have to spend a lot of money all at once even though the per book price is very cheap. In the off line world there are Goodwill stores. The last time I checked them out they were selling used books in my area for a quarter apiece. Then there are the FOL sales. That is, Friends of Libraries which have fund raising sales of books. Oftentimes they will have a weekend sale and the books will be quite cheap anyway, but on the last day of the sale they will do what amounts to a clearance sale. That is, they will give everyone who comes in a bag and you go in and fill the bag with books. You then might be charged a dollar for each full bag. The real problem with buying bulk lots, though, is getting a lot of books that are already in the Bookshare collection and at a FOL sale you might have a hard time picking and choosing if you are blind. Nevertheless, you might want to consider some of these ideas and try to think of ways that you can adapt them to your own situation, By the way, if you do figure out a way to adapt the suggestions to your own situation you might post your ideas here and it might help others in acquiring books.

On 6/7/2012 11:33 PM, Dornetta wrote:
Hey guys,
Since I been on the list some of yall have listed several venues to get
"cheap books". I have listed the ones that I can recall off hand below:
Thrift Books
Paperback Swap
and the lates Book Mooch
Are there any others. I am NOT a user of Amazon since I find navigating that
website extremely difficult with JAWS at times but am open to any
suggestions on navigating the site. Any and all info concerning "cheap
books" and Amazon are welcomed.
Thanks,
Netta
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