Curse You, Amazon!

As much as I hated to do it, I had little choice but to hand over some of my hard-earned money to the campus bookstores for books this semester. The books just weren’t available from Amazon in any reasonable time frame: two of the books’ estimated ship times were being measured in weeks, and the third was essentially out of stock. Luckily, the overall cost at the bookstore wasn’t too much larger than buying from Amazon (one more expensive, one cheaper by buying used, one nearly the same), but I still feel dirty. You let me down, Amazon.

Aw, who am I kidding. I can’t stay mad at you.

4 Responses

  1. Half.com? Alibris? Buy.com? Bn.com? There are other options

  2. Barnes & Noble’s prices weren’t significantly different than the local bookstores, and I have a rule against buying things from random people on the Internet.

  3. Hey now, I’m one of those “random people” selling used books on half.com! My customers are ALWAYS satisfied, and they save lots of money!

    When are you coming back to St. Louis?

  4. The current plan is to be in STL over Labor Day weekend.

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