My most recent purchase started innocently. I had a picture of a book torn from a magazine. I googled the title and found they had it on Half.com. I immediately went to the site and ordered the book.
Phyllis Hoffman's book was mine for $6.43! Woo Hoo! Of course now I was on the webpage and it asked if I wanted to continue shopping...that is where the trouble began.
A Nell Hill book for under a dollar, Shabby Chic for $3.09. It didn't stop there...I was in the decorating section and a few more clicks and look what I found...
All three of these were under a dollar each.
This one was calling my name for $2.78. I love it!
Who could resist the title of this one?
The Relaxed Kitchen: How to Entertain With Casual Elegance
and Never Lose Your Mind, Incinerate the Soufflé or Murder the Guests
It was only .75!
What about shipping? You do pay $3.99 per book shipping, unless you happen to do what I did...combine purchases. Once I put a book I wanted in my shopping cart, I tried to find other books from the same seller. Each book from the same seller has a slightly lower shipping charge. Sometimes that worked, sometimes not. My total for all of the above books, plus a landscaping book that I picked up for my husband ($1.89) was $42.37 including the shipping. The retail price of the original book I was looking for, $24.99.
I buy so many books from Barnes and Noble, Amazon, Borders and Books-a-Million that I would never suggest that anyone should stop buying books through these wonderful stores/websites. There is nothing better that being the first person to open the pages of a new book. On the other hand, sometimes it is fun to get a big package in the mail and not know exactly what you are getting. Now, if I could just find the time to sit down and read them all!
* I was not compensated by half.com for this review.