best place to buy used books online?

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  1. acidfast7 macrumors 65816

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    Where's the best place to buy used books online? Basically, I don't need to get a new copy of the mainstream stuff, used is good, but I like a physical copy that I can lend out to my students, rather than an electronic copy.

    I've been using Amazon.co.uk for stuff in English, but what else is available. Anywhere in the EU is OK with me as long as shipping is reasonable.
     
  2. PaulyD macrumors 6502

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    My ex girlfriend often used the Amazon marketplace with no problems and I have once or twice as well. She read a lot more than me though. Not sure if this is the same as you saying amazon.co.uk though
     
  3. acidfast7 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yeah, i think it's the same place. the two books were 0.01 and 0.01£ in good condition but I think they're charging 2.80£ shipping for each book (I was hoping they'd only get me once for the shipping.)
     
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    I don't think Amazon combines shipping. I've ordered multiple items from a single seller more than once and everytime it charges individual shipping.
     
  5. acidfast7 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, I was hoping for a sliding scale based upon number of books :(
     
  6. rasmusonline macrumors regular

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    I think you are aware of booklooker.de, aren't you ?
     
  7. acidfast7 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Nein, Dankeschön!
     
  8. vincenz macrumors 601

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    I use half.com myself. It's easy if you already have an ebay/paypal account.
     
  9. twietee macrumors 603

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    zvab.com

    It's a german site but you can option English as well.
     

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