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Old 31-03-2010, 11:54 PM   Senior Registered Member #1
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The Book Exchange Thread

This might've been done before, but I don't feel like bumping. And we need new threads anyhow.

As a proud booklover and sad small-not fully developed-country dweller, it's become near impossible for me to find the books I want in English without spending a small fortune on Amazon.com and their shameless shipping rates.
Bookstores here have labeled "Literature in English" pathetic single shelves full of Danielle Steel and whodunnits by Sadsob McCheesecake.

So, via a blogger friend, I had this idea which I'm now wondering why the hell it didn't come to me earlier so I could've saved my money. Book exchange! *tahdah!*

Perhaps not exchange per se, but let me paint you a lovely picture: somebody posts a plea for a book they cannot obtain in their country. Another person goes shopping and casually finds a copy shelved nicely in a nearby bookstore.
Via PMs or email, an exchange is set, and the first party can refund the second party via PayPal or the likes (shipping included. It's only fair.). Or, say, one has a book they wouldn't mind giving away. An someone else wants is. Voila!

In my case, I don't care for pristine copies. The cheaper the better, and if it's used yet still decent, it's a done deal.

What do you say?

(I really do hope this isn't illegal, by the way.)
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(I really do hope this isn't illegal, by the way.)
I couldn't see how. Once you buy a book, you have the right to re-sell it. Now if people were lending the books, or renting them, there could be issues, but I'm fairly sure selling the book outright is perfectly legal. It goes without saying (but I'll say it anyway) that this is not legal advice.
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Whee! I'd forgotten you were a lawyer, Haz. Best combination ever.
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Old 01-04-2010, 11:22 PM   First Class Member KKWiki Contributer Administrator #4
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You all totally need to read "I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell" by Tucker Max.
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I saw the movie, does that count?
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No, because the movie is flat, and absolutely ridiculous.

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No, because the movie is flat, and absolutely ridiculous.

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I laughed, quite a bit. I used to read his forums, bit miffed he shut them down but I really should get round to reading the book. Apparently the follow up is coming later this year.
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It is, and I'm excited! He's really kind of brilliant, and I think he's amazing. I'd never want to sleep with him, but I'd shake his fucking hand.
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