View Full Version : I got such a great deal!

08-25-2010, 10:13 AM
Yesterday I went to the library to check out the first couple of books in Joy Hakim's "The History of US" series. When I went to the shelf, none of the books were there. The catalogue said that they were all in, so I went to the reference desk to see if they could help me. The woman checked her computer and said, "Oh, they're all here on the cart behind me." She gave me the ones I wanted, I went downstairs to check them out, and after scanning the first one, the woman there said, "These books have been deleted from the system." She checked inside them and, sure enough, they all had "Discard" stamped on them. Wanting to seize an opportunity, I told her that I would be interested in buying the set if the library didn't want it anymore. She sent me back to reference, and after the reference librarian made a few phone calls, I walked out of there with the entire 11-book set for a donation to the library of $20.00!!!! That set sells new for over $100.00 on Amazon! It turns out that they had another set, and they decided to get rid of this one. We win!

I'm so excited, I just had to share...;)

08-25-2010, 10:27 AM
Score!!!!!! WOOT!!!!! What great timing on your part, congrats.

08-25-2010, 10:38 AM
speaking as someone who just purchased the set for that aforementioned $100, I am insanely envious :) Awesome score!

mom to Grayce (9) and Owen (6)

08-25-2010, 10:42 AM
Woohoo! That is kismet right there!

08-25-2010, 01:07 PM
totally awesome! I downloaded the audiobook free from our library system but really miss having the pictures

08-25-2010, 02:02 PM
I'm insanely jealous. Our library doesn't even have a single copy of any of the books. *sigh*

08-25-2010, 02:24 PM
Fantastic! Good for you for speaking up and offering to buy it; I probably wouldn't have thought about even trying. Great score!

08-25-2010, 03:06 PM
Wow !!!!

I am still in the process of completing my collection of this series.

08-25-2010, 04:43 PM
Awesome!! I love a good deal like that!

08-25-2010, 08:11 PM

08-25-2010, 08:25 PM
What a great deal!! :)

08-25-2010, 09:00 PM
Such a great deal! So, how do you like the books?

08-25-2010, 09:46 PM
Oh man, you lucky duck!

08-26-2010, 04:40 PM
How exciting! I really want that set. It was my plan to use it and do American History this year, but my kids rejected my plan. :( My son has done American History the last two years at school and wants to do Ancient History this year. Now I don't have a good excuse to spend $100 on the books this year. I guess they will have to wait for a while. Enjoy!