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Plenty of online bookstores offer free shipping, including Thriftbooks.Messy Buns And Nerf Guns Mom Of Both Shirt order a few different used books at a great price, and shipping costs me nothing. I got this second-hand bookstore I shop at frequently. I always tell myself to look there first getting online to search. Some stuff is either cheaper or I can find them at all at either spot. I don’t care about supporting anyone, I buy books wherever they are the cheapest. And apparently I’m the only one who could admit it
So many Americans expressMessy Buns And Nerf Guns Mom Of Both Shirt desire to end the sweatshops in China and other Asian countries–while they choose to buy the cheaper Asian-made goods rather than the humanely made American goods. I never got the need people feel to support small businesses that are objectively worse than the larger alternative. If a business can’t survive unless people provide what is essentially charity to it, then they need to change the way they do business, go into another business or find another line of work. As much as I don’t like Amazon, I purposely buy from them. I find that all my local bookstores slap big obnoxious stickers on that ruin the books. Amazon doesn’t do that.