SMOKINCHOICES (and other musings)

September 1, 2013

Thrift Books, a “resource”


Just wanted to mention to all my blog visitor friends that I have recently learned of Thrift Books from another friend of mine, who mentioned that she primarily uses this firm now for books because mostly, they are around $3.00 and the shipping is free.   I thought, yeah, sure — how good could they be?  I just placed this order tonight and it is my 4th one in about a month. 

On my first order, I bought I think 4 books.   They came rather swiftly and they were in fine shape.  I was simply stunned.   Soon after, needed text books for our new college girl just entering  an out of state school.  When I leaned of this, speaking with my son, I volunteered to search for them used as they were dreadfully expensive.  They protested, but I wanted to make a contribution to this marvelous adventure as I adore my granddaughter.  I found five of the seven needed texts from both Thrift Books and  .  .  .  saving a huge bundle.  One of the texts cost a couple hundred dollars and I found it for about $8.

I know that many of my readers are employed and probably most of you do not have the budgetary problems we geriatric, S.S. recipients have —  —  so this may not impress you.  But for those of us with certain $ issues of one kind or another, this is a huge benefit.  Like a great many Virgo people, I have a passion for books, almost to the point of sickness I think.  My husband was like this too.  And sadly, I think my son is following in our footsteps. 

I have the definitive book on Magnesium (Dr Seelig’s book — the Magnesium Factor), but I learned of Dr. Carolyn Dean’s book, the Magnesium Miracle and wanted that too.  It sounded just great.  So I went to Thrift books.   They had recently sent me a Happy Birthday greeting and offered me a 15% discount on any purchase I made as a gift.  So nice.  So thoughtful.  So off I went with my discount in mind. (and bought 7 books  — but look at those prices, which are reflecting the discount).  This is not a full invoice, only a confirmation of the purchase, so authors aren’t showing;  but one of them is Dr Wright’s – book I wanted;   one is  Dr Mark Hyman and another one is a doctor-nutritionist  Brenda Watson I think which I really wanted plus several other doctors.  I wasn’t keeping notes as I went – – just trying to go as fast as I could for stuff I wanted. 

There was a drop down menu of classifications of books and I was in Alternative Healing and there were 28X pages of 20 or so listings on each page.  I got up to page 24 and somehow got dumped off and couldn’t get back on without starting over, so I settled for 7 books.  My computer needs to be seen by a computer doc, I’ve screwed it up somehow, so its working very slowly.  Oh well.  .   .   just wanted to share all this.   Jan

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TBID: 508708143 Price: Shipping: SalesTax: Total:
ISBN: 0743448839 $2.97 $0.00 $0.00 $2.97
Title: Ultraprevention
Quality: Used – Good
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Title: 7 Steps to a Pain-Free Life: How to Rapidly Relieve Back and Neck Pain
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ISBN: 0553267701 $2.95 $0.00 $0.00 $2.95
Title: The Herb Book
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TBID: 907854792 Price: Shipping: SalesTax: Total:
ISBN: 1416572538 $3.03 $0.00 $0.00 $3.03
Title: The Detox Strategy: Vibrant Health in 5 Easy Steps
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TBID: 908981469 Price: Shipping: SalesTax: Total:
ISBN: 0446392308 $2.97 $0.00 $0.00 $2.97
Title: Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection
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TBID: 909004605 Price: Shipping: SalesTax: Total:
ISBN: 034549458X $11.27 $0.00 $0.00 $11.27
Title: The Magnesium Miracle
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ISBN: 0895298694 $3.26 $0.00 $0.00 $3.26
Title: Prescription for Herbal Healing: An Easy-to-Use A-Z Reference to Hundreds of Common Disorders and Their Herbal Remedies
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Total: $33.13
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