Last night Chris and I had a chance to go out Christmas shopping for a couple of hours while Grandma and Grandpa (or the two Grandmas as Molly likes to call them - there are some issues getting the Pa out in Grandpa) watched Molly and Jack.
We went to Goodwill and managed to get some sweet bargains. I managed to get Jack a pair of black snow pants in his size for only $5. How did I do on the holiday shopping? I'm so glad you asked.
For the description of the condition of my purchase I have used Ebay's Card Condition Grading Guide to communicate the level of wear and tear.
One hardcover copy of Ian Falconer's award winning book: Olivia for Molly in near mint condition.
Image of Olivia Courtesy of Wikipedia.
Retails at Amazon for $16.60, purchased at GoodWill for $3.04 - Total savings $13.56
One soft cover copy of Robert Munsch's Alligator Baby for Jack in Average Condition.
Image of book Courtesy of a listing for the book on Ebay
Retails at Amazon for $7.19, purchased at GoodWill for .99 - Total savings $6.20
I hope I've inspired you on some of the merits of shopping pre-loved books!
Where do you like to shop to save some money or buy used gifts? What are your best money saving tricks? Please share! If you'd like to answer any of my holiday surveys drop me a line: email@example.com - subject line Holiday Surveys.