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In Which I Am Suspicious.

I just ordered a book through Abebooks. It cost one US dollar, plus nine postage. Therefore a bargain. But suspiciously so.

I'm half expecting a to find out it's mysteriously out of stock already but that they have a new edition for more. I almost didn't bite, but the cheapest elsewhere is about $23 with postage so just this once I am taking the risk.

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xanni_au
Aug. 24th, 2010 12:51 pm (UTC)
Actually that's not unusual, because they have so many second-hand books in the US that prices are driven down; I've ordered lots of books from Abebooks in the past, and given that the postage is usually the most expensive part I try to find vendors with more than one book that I want.
splodgenoodles
Aug. 24th, 2010 01:33 pm (UTC)
Curiously, it's new. An old edition, but with no change to the contents. The cheap postage means it takes a few weeks but I'm not in a hurry.

It's just been processed so it's presumably on it's way...

I didn't think of checking the rest of their stock. D'uh! I was kind of a bit too surprised, I guess.

(And yeah, it's a knitting book.)
ms_kilian
Aug. 25th, 2010 10:47 am (UTC)
Hmm, perhaps if there is a new edition out they are off-loading the old stock. I am sure it will all work out, based on the other comments.
pondhopper
Aug. 24th, 2010 03:53 pm (UTC)
I think it'll be ok. They don't have a bad track record.
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