Monday, September 5, 2011
Frugality-80% Savings at the Book Store
Just up the way on old Route 66, right at the intersection of Hwy 50, is a little flea market that has been operating there ever since I can remember. The Mason Dixon Flea Market is a mishmash of old buildings, stalls and metal sheds with vendors selling everything from old tools to fresh produce. You can find old farm tools, motorcycle parts, cast iron cook wear, clothing, furniture, collectibles and even get a tattoo if you are so inclined.
There is a great bookstore there, inside where you can go all year long. She has a wide selection of books,categorized by genre, stacked neatly on wooden shelves. The prices are good, much less than the list price plus some titles are fairly current.
My husband is an avid reader but bookstore prices, even Amazon, can be a bit too high in this economy so we are always looking for a good deal. The library is a great source and can work pretty well for me; however, he tends to read large books, typically historical in nature. He's a fast reader but sometimes it is more convenient to have a copy rather than try to complete it in two weeks and hope you can renew if you are not done. In addition, we are supporting a local business owner.
Yesterday's find List Price vs. Purchase Price:
The Century by Peter Jennings and Todd Brewer $60 vs. $8
Thomas Jefferson by Willard Randall $35 vs. $7
Lee and Jackson by Casdorph $13.95 vs. $5
Ghost Soldiers by Hampton Sides $14.95 vs. $4
Black Hawk Down $7.99 vs $2
Total List $132
Purchase $ 26
This is an 80% discount. You can't beat that!