Amazon Erases Orwell Books From Kindle

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I call bullshit on him. I bought a four part series of books of Amazon once. Four books, a single series. I managed to get four books each from a completely different edition - size, cover art, text. Everything was different. So what happened? I had to pay to send it back, wow, joy thanks a lot Amazon.
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I've never had issues with Amazon.

I mean, I once imported a book from England and in total it only cost me $7 (including shipping) even though it had to go through customs! So yeah, I love amazon.
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I generally borrow not buy books because I would send myself broke if I bought everything I read.
But my friend uses the Book Depository and says it's awesome, with free shipping anywhere.
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I never borrow books. Never. I like to own books, and I haven't been to the library in probably more than 5 years.
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I like to borrow non-fiction books if it's something I sort of interested in, but not invested in. If it's on Canadian History, I'll usually want my own copy because guaranteed, I'll want to reference it again.

Also a lot of people I know will just pass around a book they like, so I read some books that way too and just pass it on when I'm done with it. But otherwise I usually own the books I read.
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I just don't see the point of spending $30-40 on something I'm only going to be reading for a few days, or weeks if it's really long. I do sometimes like buying second hand books though, if something catches my eye.
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Apocalyptus wrote:I just don't see the point of spending $30-40 on something I'm only going to be reading for a few days, or weeks if it's really long. I do sometimes like buying second hand books though, if something catches my eye.
Is the Australian dollar worthless or something? A paperback costs around 6-14 dollars depending on how thick it is.
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I imagine it's the same thing as in Canadia. Even when our dollars high, the Canadian price is still always a few dollars more than the American one.

I have a really hard time finding French books, so often, if there's one I have to read, I end up buying it online because it's the only way I'm going to get it. I also like to ask for certain books for birthdays and Christmas which is actually how I come to own most of my books because, like Apocalyptus said, they're too expensive to buy all the time.

I've also started reading older books online if I can find them on Gutenberg.
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I definitely have a ton of trouble finding foreign language books, even in my city. Indigo carries some bilingual poetry and that's about what I know how to find. Right now I have English-Spanish collections of Neruda and Borges. I also saw a collection by Goethe that I'll probably pick up eventually. Like MM, I hate borrowing books, even though I work in a library, but there are a lot of things you can find that aren't readily for sale around here.

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Well apparently the AUD is going really well at the moment, but perhaps our booksellers just enjoy jacking up the price for books.
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Dear sweet Athe, what a rip-off!

Dare to compare:
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/The-Ga ... ring+Storm
http://www.angusrobertson.com.au/book/g ... m/7624610/

Even without the member discount (which currently everyone gets as a limited offer), the Australian books cost almost double! I checked, and one American dollar is only worth $1.07 AUD. What a complete rip-off!
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Dear sweet Zach, what a rip-off!

Dare to compare:
http://www.amazon.com/Gathering-Storm-W ... 0765302306
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/The-Ga ... 765302304/

Even without the Amazon Prime free shipping (which currently everyone gets as a limited offer), the Barnes and Noble books cost almost double! I checked, and one American dollar is worth $1.00 USD. What a complete rip-off!
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I was going by the non-member Internet price.

Also of course you're going to get raped at a brick-and-mortar new book store.
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