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Re: Book bargins

Postby Sister Jennifer » Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:43 am

I've found some good books in second-hand stores but never Pratchett. I always check the books, sticky pages are a no-no. My best bargain lately wasn't books though. I found some Goon Shows on LP, 20c each. Howzat?

Some of my paperback DW's are looking quite sad. I've started replacing a few but I put the old ones away. I just can't part with them.
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Re: Book bargins

Postby Alanz » Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:37 am

Don't digress on to LP's you'll get told off :oops:
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Re: Book bargins

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:54 am

Nah, you can digress to your heart's content here. It's only on threads marked "No Digression" that you get told off. ;)
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Re: Book bargins

Postby chris.ph » Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:55 pm

who would do a thing like that :whistle: :whistle:
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Re: Book bargins

Postby Tiffany » Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:40 pm

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Alanz wrote:I know what you mean nothing one day then three come all at once, That happened to me recently went into a second hand shop and nothing, then went in again the day after and there were three of them, couldn't believe it :D

I sometime wonder what happened when you suddenly see a whole bunch of Pratchetts. Did the owner die and his/her family got rid of them? Did his/her spouse get rid of them in a fit of jealously? That's the sort of thing my ex would have done. :?

I just can't imagine myself saying: I'm fed up of all these Pratchett book lying around attracting dust - I think I'll take them to a charity shop. :o


I got a pile of them from a car boot sale. HB's were £2 & PB's 75p, but, as I bought all of them I got them cheaper, £20. Two of the HB'S were signed. I did have some already, but I couldn't leave them. Boy were they heavy to carry too. :lol:
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Re: Book bargins

Postby Alanz » Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:46 am

Oh right Tony,


Well Tiffany you got a bargain there, Roll on the car Boot season again :D
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Re: Book bargins

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:04 pm

En route to Wincanton I went into an Oxfam shop in Hammersmith picked up two Charlaine Harris Sookie Stackhouse hardback books Deadlocked & Dead Reckoning and they are the last two printed for 0.99p each, :D also there was 15 Discworld paperbacks for 99p each.
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Re: Book bargins

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:20 pm

Blimey Dug - that was cheap for Oxfam! They are usually the most expensive charity shop going. Good finds!
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Re: Book bargins

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:30 pm

It might have been a sale they were having Tony, it did surprise me as Deadlocked only came out in May and is not out in paperback yet. :D
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Re: Book bargins

Postby chris.ph » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:31 am

i bought the box set in the works ages ago and still havent got around to reading them yet :roll:
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Re: Book bargins

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:16 pm

They are good Chris, I think you will enjoy them. :handgestures-thumbupright:
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Re: Book bargins

Postby Ghost » Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:06 pm

I keep on finding rare books for like pennies last year I was running early for work and I had some time to kill
so I had a wander around the town centre and the first charity shop I think it was a Mary Stevens shop I went into I found a 2nd edition of the Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy for just £1.50 and the next shop just around the corner from it I found a proof edition of A heart shaped box by Joe Hill (Stephen King's son) for £1.25
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But two years ago I found a English 1st edition of Richard Batchman's The rage for £1.15 and yes I told the lady at the till what it was but she didn't believe me and put the book back on the shelf without checking out it's value so the next day I went and brought it
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Re: Book bargins

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:25 pm

Which is Stephen King writing as Bachman I believe.
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Re: Book bargins

Postby Ghost » Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:58 am

yup and it was published just before he was outed as Stephen King
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Re: Book bargins

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:14 am

Good scores there, Ghost! :D
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