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How do you guys come up with the money to buy so many books?
I steal it from my dad
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>>7644504
Pretty richfag here. I use the library, alibris often sells for 1-99 cents + 3.50 shipping, and I pirate.

If you are buying full price from amazon or big box book stores (unless you are buying modern library or everyman or folio editions) you are doing it wrng.
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>buying books
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>>7644524
Also many anons swear by thriftbooks
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>>7644524
I'm not American and I don't know what alibris is
I have been to used book stores and the prices are like 70% of a new book even tho it had horrible conditions
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>>7644528
go to alibris.com, they ship to eu and UK a great deal.

If south american you have my sympathies especially if dirty argentine
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>>7644531
I'm Argentine :( no importation of any kind here if you don't have 500 dollars for bribes
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>>7644534
honestly you should steal/save and get a kindle and pirate anon, bookzz libgen btdigg.

You have my sympathies that your country elects the absolute dregs of humanity since independence
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>>7644538
But I voted right wing now, the end of socialism is a good thing right?
I'm not sure how much a kindle is here but since the inflation we have been experiencing here for the last 12 years I cant afford any sorth of electronic beyond a clock with a radio in it
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>>7644545
Argentina's problem is right/left, its a culture of tribalism and clientelism that is mixed with corruption.

If it was black monday I would buy you one but I dont feel like paying full price. Perhaps another anon that is less jewish than i will help you out.

You have to pay bribes to purchase from thrift stores?

http://www.thriftbooks.com/
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>>7644568
*isnt
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>>7644568
>tribism
But thats new tho it was implemented by our last government to stay in power for 12 years
I don't have a credit card and I don't really want to read in front of my computer
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>>7644504
Thrift/Second-Hand
2-4€/Book
10 if it's something extraordinary.
>~6€ for 1001 Nights in 6 Volumes
>~15 for collected Ibsen, 5 Volumes, 1911 , very nice covers.
>~5 € for Wagners poems, 1910, very nice edition
You've got to actually look for Items you like. Thats the downside.
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>>7644504
I buy used books and books in foreign languages, they're always cheaper.
Last year I bought a box of 200 books for 10 bucks. I was the only person that bid on that sale, probably because all the books were in English or French (I even found two book in chinese).
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I go to the library or dumbster dive. The undergrad life is pretty sweet.
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>>7644618
You brits have it good. When I visited my m8 with Cambridge I had to stop myself with loading my suitcase with books and leaving my clothes behind.
>first editions of quality books in charity shops
>no longer published titles from based early Nobel winners for a couple quid
>all of the leather-bound or cloth-bound editions of classics you could ever want
>muh academia
>muh parking signs in greek
>muh punts
>muh arts picturehouse
>muh college bars
Fuck, I don't want to be American anymore
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>>7644504

>pirating books.

the used book market is so saturated you can usually buy most heavily printed books for under 10 dollars
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>>7644504
Buy second hand. There's a second hand bookshop with a good selection of literature selling for £3 a book. Oxfam used to get some good books in as well, but not so much these days
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I had alot of fiction books that I liked, but as my taste changed I am trading them for old books in used-books-stores, books that I intend to keep for life, for example philosophy/history/non fictional books in general, for the sake of having them around to consult them later, or favorite literature classics (I could download them, but since I have books I don't use to trade for them, and selling isn't worth it, then whatever.
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>>7644773
why would you have ever wanted to be
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Goodwill is a godsend. Literally nothing priced over $1. The only problem is whichever high school student they get to stock the shelves doesn't bother to put anything in any kind of order, but that almost adds to the fun. They always have classics, bestsellers, and more obscure stuff in spades. I can spend the longest time browsing, then come back a week later and it's like there's an entirely new selection. I'd imagine other thrift stores are similar.
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>>7644800
I was born in Burgerstan, I didn't know what I was missing.
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Free ebooks on project Gutenberg and on the kindle. Second hand stores, amazon, and the sale section at Barnes and Noble. I spend a decent amount on pulp reprints at comic book shops.
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>>7644773
Lived in Wales for about 6 months. Had to have my girlfriend bring an extra suitcase just to carry books. Even then two suitcases of my own weren't enough to carry it all and had to carry over 15 books by hand. Bought so much stuff while there
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I steal from my the biggest local bookstore. I take the elevator and stash everything in my bag.

Only downside to that is I have too many unread books in my aparrtment lying around, I'm afraid to invite people over as they might think I'm a pseud
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>>7644836
I lived in Paris actually, but visiting England was one of my favorite parts. I had to mail books back because of how many I bought. Hanging out at a certain famous Parisian bookstore did me in, because the owner was giving me extra money on trade in for my books because I treated them well and were good titles. It was almost a 1 to 1 swap for a used book, I would just have to chip in a euro or two.
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i'm a wagecuck with a decent salary because I fell for the STEM meme. since I only have the lifestyle comfort requirements of a NEET i can buy basically whatever i want
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Piracy 100%.
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>>7644935
This.

I went to econ school. I have no friends, I live with my parents and I make a lot of money.
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Library. Buy hardcover of shit I really enjoy and will read again.
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i have a job
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