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Stephen Leach On How To Buy Absolute Editions
posted December 4, 2006
 

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I really enjoy your site and I was browsing your holiday shopping guide and saw your "Fancy Books I Can't Afford" category. I thought I'd clue you in on a trick that'll help you get some of the more expensive books for 1/3 of cover price.

Buy.com is having a promotion in conjunction with Google's new Google Checkout system. If you buy over $30 worth of anything from Buy.com and pay through Google Checkout, you get $10 off. If you buy over $50 worth, you get $20 off. Basically, all you have to do is pay through Google and they slide you an extra discount.

It works out pretty well. Just as an example: Absolute New Frontier is $47.25 through Buy.com right now, which means it's $37.25 if you pay through Google Checkout. If you can find another $2.75 worth of anything, you'll end up paying $27.25 plus free shipping for this $75 book.

Yeah, I know $30 is still expensive, but not so much for those!