View Full Version : I bought a book for 1p

22-03-2006, 11:57:25
It just arrived today from America.

I was looking for some books about NY with my upcoming visit and this was recommended:


Still it appears to be out of print in the UK so the only ones i could get were used ones from US sellers. I was fairly astonished to see a copy for sale at 1p, and pretty much bought it for the fuck of it at that point.

Of course P&P was about 2.75 but it still works out to be rather cheap.

The bit i don't get is the sellers, who are an organisation called betterworldbooks.com who fund literacy schemes. How the fuck do they make any money on a 1p book?

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
22-03-2006, 17:33:51
Many of their books appear to be used. My guess: they're donations, so the entire price is pure profit (1p, woot!) They may have a deal with a shipping company for cut-rate shipping.

At a guess, I figure your book was marked down to get it moving, if it's unpolular and been in their inventory for a while. :shrug: Good deal though! :beer:

06-04-2006, 01:23:33
I believe that company passes on the books of tragic ebola victims to others in order to fund their StopEbolaWithBooks! campaign.

self biased
12-04-2006, 13:32:40
when are you coming stateside?

12-04-2006, 13:47:00
He's there now.

18-04-2006, 06:30:31
And he has ebola.