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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Another Used Book Source

I've already recommended Paperbackswap.com as a great place to get and get rid of your books. I've recently signed up at another site - Bookins. This site is different from Paperbackswap in several ways. At Bookins each book is assigned a different point value where at PB each book is one credit (except audio books which are 2.) The other main difference is that with Bookins you print out the postage for any books you send out at no cost to you. You then pay $3.99 for each book you receive. UPDATE - I got the Bookins newsletter today and beginning Sept. 23 the price will increase to $4.49 per book. Not so sure if that's going to be a good deal for me or not. Other minor differences are that there is no "community" at Bookins. The books are all sent "delivery confirmation" so there is no need to log on and confirm that you received the book.

Paperbackswap is my favorite of the 2 because of the simplicity of 1 credit for 1 book. Plus while I like the idea of paying for books received instead of sent, I don't like having $3.99 charged to my credit card each time. I wish there were an option to have $ in an account and then have them credited as needed. However I have been able to pick up some books that were on my wish list with PB and I've also been able to send out some books that were just sitting on my PB list. So, it's a good secondary site for me.

To sign up for Bookins, use this link. Happy reading!

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4 Comments:

  • Oooh, interesting.
    Haven't heard of either of these, but will be checking them out!

    Thanks!

    By Blogger lil ole' me....., At August 22, 2007 at 2:39 PM  

  • I really like Paperbackswap. I've been on in it for almost 6 months now and have sent a book out every week. If I had started with Bookins, I might like it more, but I really like the simplicity of 1 book = 1 credit. Plus if you join, they have a discussion forum with a book bazaar where people offer more books per credit. I've found a few deals that way.

    If you sign up for PBS please use me as a reference (jantalking@cox.net). I'll get a credit for your referral, but I'll "buddy" it back to you. I have plenty of credits, and this will give you 4 to start with instead of 3.

    By Blogger Jan, At August 23, 2007 at 4:52 AM  

  • Actually Bookins was the first site I discovered...I was so excited when I found others and PBS is my favorite. I had 40 points and quickly used them after I saw the price increase...I just don't get it! Even at $3.99 I found it expensive comparted to the $2.13 I spend at the other sites. But $4.50...that's crazy!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At September 6, 2007 at 2:16 PM  

  • I agree about Bookins being expensive. I haven't decided what I'm going to do. I've been using mainly to try to get rid of some of the books I have around here that are slow movers. Plus I've gotten some of my wish list books much quicker. BUT I can some of the books new for not much more that $4.50. I'm thinking I'll try to keep a few points at Bookins for those really want them, too long to wait at PBS books. PBS is definitely my favorite!

    By Blogger Jan, At September 6, 2007 at 3:01 PM  

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