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I have ordered several "used" books from Amazon. Books either too expensive or not in existence anymore.

Can't be any happier. I've got $80 dollars books for $4. You wouldn't believe the books I've got for around 4-5 dlls, and they are like new. Sometimes the shipping is even higher than the cost of the book itself, but who cares? Still great deals.

There aren't but two options: do it FAST, or do it RIGHT.


Current Project Build Log: Soleil Royal in 1/72. Kit by Artesania Latina.

Last finished projectsRoyal Ship Vasa 1628; French Vessel Royal Louis 1780. 1/90 Scale by Mamoli. 120 Cannons


Future projects already in my stash: Panart: San Felipe 1/75; OcCre: Santísima Trinidad 1/90;

Wish List: 1/64 Amati Victory, HMS Enterprise in 1/48 by CAF models.


So much to build, so little time!



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I have bought several used books from amazon and they have always been better than expected. As has been said, you can get really good deals on out of print and expensive books.


Al D.

The heart is happiest when the head and the hands work together.



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HMS Halifax 1/48 POF Lumberyard Kit

Model Shipways Glad Tidings

Acoustic Guitar Build FINISHED

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Amazon is the source, for many books.


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Per aka Dr. Per@Therapy for Shipaholics 

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The only downside for me is some sellers won't post their books to Australia for some strange reason. 

Years ago I talked with Dave Roach from Pier Books about this and he said that the cost of shipping outside the US can be so expensive that the purchase becomes a total loss.  This I can understand.  Years ago when I worked in the shipping dept we had to ship a 2lb package to a facility outside of Melbourne.  They were not happy.  The part was $50 the shipping cost was around $150 if my memory serves me right.  It is always shipping that can be a killer depending on the weight and location.

David B

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