Just discovered something that will doubtless make Amazon’s sales plummet…or at least will stop so much of MY money going to them. It is called Paperbackswap.com and is basically a book trading service. You list books you’d like to get rid of and then get 1 credit for every book someone else requests. Each credit you earn allows you to request one book from the huge (1 million+) booklist on the site. All shipping is paid by the senders, so since it is a 1 to 1 trade, in most cases you are getting a book for $3 or less.
It is really easy to list a book– just type in the ISBN number and 3 mouseclicks later you’re done. I just listed my first 10 books last night and all but 1 is already requested today. Sometime next week I should have some actual credits to spend! OR –if after reading this you decide to give this service a try and put in me as your referring person, (owlhaven at aol dot com) I’ll earn a credit for that too! What fun!