From where you purchase books

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  1. anderson

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    purchasing books online increased significantly. Nowadays, there are many sites that you can stumble upon which can offer online books that are affordable for the budget and will just be delivered straight to your home. Compared to traditional retail shopping, the Internet makes it easier for buyers to compare two items side-by-side. Buyers can even look at both items at the same time on the same computer screen, along with a list of features and details about each option.
    What you people think about it, waiting for your replies.

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  2. firstchoicecar

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    I only buy all my stuff on ebay.com I want all my transaction would be online because i have no free time for offline. And why ebay? Because it is trusted up to this day. :)
     
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    I purchase books from my local book store and from Amazon. I love bookshops and when I'm in a different town or city I'll always make an effort to visit the bookshops in that area.

    I've never purchased a book from eBay, am I missing out on some bargains?
     
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    I buy a lot of books because I love to read.

    I buy most of them used at Amazon.com. I don't care if someone else has read it before me.

    I also love shopping in old used bookstores. Sometimes you will find a classic business book that you can't find anywhere else. I have some real gems.
     
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    I always purchase books on local bookstores. But if isn't available or the price is too high for my budget, I'll try to look for it on ebay.
    Haven't really tried Amazon though.
     
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    I also love browsing and shopping at second hand books shops and even at book stands in market stalls. It's rare that I would visit such a stall or shop and not find something that's a real pleasure at a bargain price. I'll often find books in these places that you would not normally see in a new book shop. The fact that someone has read the book before only adds value to it in my opinion.
     
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    I like to buy books online because on the internet we can choose appropriate book according to writer or compare the prices which is best available.
     
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    I go to the bookstore a bunch when finding my books. Normally the only time I will go on the Internet is when I cannot find the book that I am looking for. Most of the time it will be amazon.
     
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    I do both online shopping and buy at retail bookstores. If I can get good prices even with shipping accounted for, I would probably go online if it's a title I'm sure I want. For titles that are on the borderline, I may want to check out the actual book in person. Although I have not done much of it, there has been 1-2 occasions where I did not like a book and ended up returning it. This is done much easier at a retail bookstore of course.
     
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    I like online shopping but never buy book online. I only buy book from local book store because I like to hang out bookshop and enjoy my whole day overthere. Can't really wait for the shipping, I prefer get them immediately
     
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    I purchase most of my books from Amazon.com. I love being able to see real reviews from people so that I know if the book is full of hype or not.
     
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    When on a bookstore, you yourself can easily check on the contents of the book.
     
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    Best two places I know is Digital Point and Warrior Forum.
     
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    huh? OS is talking about book, not only ebook
    By the way, did you find any good ebook/book from those two forum?
     
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    Could be some webmaster ebooks.
     
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    Sometimes I'll go to a bookstore only to find that the book I want is not in stock but can be ordered online at one of their terminals. If the book is priced over a certain amount, free shipping is offered. So what was intended to be a retail store purchase actually ends up being an online transaction.
     
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    It depends on personal preference. I like to hang out bookshop and sometime we can found some good book which are not popular, you dont even heard the name of the book or from a new anchor.
     
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    I would only choose to purchase books online when I'm really sure what book I am looking for... If I do not have a target, I would rather go to the store and choose, since I can read all the descriptions and some of the contents there... I love to stay inside a bookstore, feeling that it is a very comfortable place...
     
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    I buy my books from garage sales, book stores, online, etc.
     
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    Where do you buy your books online Jerlene?
     

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