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07-14-2005, 08:26 PM
Anyone tried www.booksfree.com? It's basically Netflix but for books. I checked it out and it looks pretty good but they only offer paperbacks so you can't really get new releases. Any opinions or thoughts?
07-23-2005, 07:52 PM
I just looked at it and I think it sounds like a good deal. They do have some good books on there! I have a stack of books but I think once I am done with HP and the series that I am reading I might consider joining.
I am a member of the Literary Guild which is where I get a lot of my books (all hardcover) at discounted prices.
08-14-2005, 02:16 PM
I'd like to try that - I wonder if they ever have a promo with a month free (like Netflix)?
08-14-2005, 02:48 PM
Checked it out, but I find I'm too impatient for it! lol If I want a paperback, it's usually a fairly new one and I just pick it up at Barnes & Noble.
Have you seen www.Zooba.com? They sell new hardcovers for $9.95 - you just have to buy 1 a month, I think.
08-14-2005, 11:07 PM
I decided to try Booksfree for a month, just to see if I liked it. I'm not a fan of the local library and I'm spending too much money on books I never read again.
First, it took a week for them to ship the first 2 books. I ordered 4 books and they sent them in 2 separate packages. I got 4 books that week, but not the top 4 books on my list. I guess they just sent whatever they had in stock that was on my list. It's not a huge deal, but I was just looking forward to one book in particular. I'm not sure if I'm going to keep up the membership. I'm too impatient. And school starts in less than a month, I can always just check out books from there.
08-16-2005, 02:06 PM
I got this for my mom as a gift, thinking it was the perfect way to feed her reading addiction. However, it's been a little disappointing and she's asked that we not renew when her membership expires.
They send the books by media mail - it takes WEEKS for a new book to arrive. She's a really fast reader, so she spends the bulk of her time waiting for more books to arrive. Also, the books are not in great condition. Most of them are in the smaller, cheaper paperback style, not in trade paperback. Many of the covers and pages are suffering from repeat use.
09-02-2005, 05:49 PM
It's like Netflix for books... http://www.booksfree.com.
I'm considering joining.
09-04-2005, 08:35 PM
Hi, I was a member and didn't think it was worth it. There was a thread on this a few weeks ago:
I gave it a try for a month and then cancelled my membership. You could always give it a try and see how you like it.
02-09-2007, 09:17 PM
I was just looking at the Booksfree.com site and considering whether I might like to join, so I thought I'd bump this up. Any other experiences to share? Thanks! :)
02-10-2007, 05:39 AM
I have never used booksfree, but just recently started using paperbackswap.com. I haven't been using it for long, but I like it so far. I took all my books off half.com and put them on there.
I am a huge paperbackswap.com fan. I recommend it to everyone. Of course, you may not get the newest books in the stores, having to wait on the wish list for your turn. But I'm pretty patient. I love that I've sent out over 100 books from my collection to others who want them.
02-11-2007, 05:20 AM
If I would take the time to get some books listed on paperbackswap.com, I'd probably like that better. :)
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