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Old 2019-02-11, 19:31   #1
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Hi all,

Was wondering if you American friends can help me. I’m looking for an online bookshop where I can buy used books, cheaper than amazon. This follows my quest of finding Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan series.

Looking forward to receiving some tips.

Carlos
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Old 2019-02-11, 19:46   #2
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Hi all,

Was wondering if you American friends can help me. I’m looking for an online bookshop where I can buy used books, cheaper than amazon. This follows my quest of finding Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan series.

Looking forward to receiving some tips.

Carlos
I make use of the Amazon third-party sellers for this sort of thing ... I like reading books in their original hardcover full-sized format, if I wait a few years I can usually nab a HC recent-bestseller for ~$5. I call it a "99-cent special ... $0.99 for the book plus the standard $3.99 shipping fee. I especially look for charity-affiliated resellers like "Goodwill of ____". Here in the US the postal service offers ultra-cheap Media Mail rates for books and recorded media, so the actualy cost of shipping such a book is less than $3.99, thus these services can actually make a decent amount of money from selling an ostensibly 99-cent book.

Which specific titles are you looking for? If you're outside the US I'd be happy to do a little price-comparison shopping for you.

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Abe Books is a well-known seller.

Just about all the used book stores with an online presence will be on Amazon though.
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Was wondering if you American friends can help me.
Not all of us are American. And we're OK with that...

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I’m looking for an online bookshop where I can buy used books, cheaper than amazon. This follows my quest of finding Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan series.
I currently have in my library Clancy's "Against All Enemies" in soft-cover, and "Red Rabbit" in hard-cover.

I would be happy to send them to you, if you pay the shipping of the atoms.

Sincerely. Just PM me your FedEx et al account number, and I'll give you the associated tracking number.
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Old 2019-02-11, 19:57   #5
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I usually buy all my books through charity shops so above £1/book is already expensive since I read between 1-2 books per week...lol
The titles I was looking for are as a start:

The Hunt for Red October (1984)
Patriot Games (1987)
The Cardinal of the Kremlin (1988)
Clear and Present Danger (1989)
The Sum of All Fears (1990)
Debt of Honor (1994)
Executive Orders (1996)
The Bear and the Dragon (2000)
Red Rabbit (2002)

Thank you ewmayer and Mark.
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Old 2019-02-11, 20:03   #6
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Not all of us are American. And we're OK with that...



I currently have in my library Clancy's "Against All Enemies" in soft-cover, and "Red Rabbit" in hard-cover.

I would be happy to send them to you, if you pay the shipping of the atoms.

Sincerely. Just PM me your FedEx et al account number, and I'll give you the associated tracking number.
Looks like you live near me (Barbados Row in Milton Keynes) in Bletchley (Enigma code).
Let me see my options then I’ll come back to you. Thank you.
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Looks like you live near me (Barbados Row in Milton Keynes) in Bletchley (Enigma code).
I know you're joking. But, no, there's a little bit of water between us...

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Let me see my options then I’ll come back to you. Thank you.
It would probably be far less expensive for you to procure what you desire locally. But my offer stands.
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Powell's Books: www.powells.com

I don't thnkl anyone can beat amazon's used book sellers, however.

I check Powell's when amazon doesn't have a book such as an old one out of print.
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“I must not post. Post is the second-hand-killer. Post is the expense that brings total obliteration. I will face my local market. I will permit it to disappoint me over and over. And when a gem is found I will turn the inner eye to read its words. Where the post has gone there will be no profit. Only I will remain.”
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“I must not post. Post is the second-hand-killer. Post is the expense that brings total obliteration. I will face my local market. I will permit it to disappoint me over and over. And when a gem is found I will turn the inner eye to read its words. Where the post has gone there will be no profit. Only I will remain.”
A nod to the Bene Gesserit?
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Old 2019-02-20, 19:49   #11
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I usually buy all my books through charity shops so above £1/book is already expensive since I read between 1-2 books per week...lol
The titles I was looking for are as a start:

The Hunt for Red October (1984)
Patriot Games (1987)
The Cardinal of the Kremlin (1988)
Clear and Present Danger (1989)
The Sum of All Fears (1990)
Debt of Honor (1994)
Executive Orders (1996)
The Bear and the Dragon (2000)
Red Rabbit (2002)

Thank you ewmayer and Mark.

I've ordered the first book for 2 pounds (new).
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