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Rich Burridge compares what he paid for books at his local library's book sale with what the same books would've cost him through Amazon (used and new). The library book sale wins.
And unfortunately, this is almost always the problem (in terms of fundraising, not in terms of grabbing a bargain) for Friends library book sales. They frequently undercharge for the majority of books, and are often taken advantage of by unscrupulous dealers, who turn around and charge a more realistic rate on their websites. To be fair, not all dealers take advantage. The FOLS try to keep dealers at bay during the "preview" times of the sale, but it's a constant struggle, as you can tell from some of the discussion boards.
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