I quickly stopped in a Texas Thrift, and was shocked a little by the prices. Some books were as pricey as $3. I stayed for 30 minutes and found some good scores.
I found a pretty good score. The Pimsleur Approach Spanish 1 language set was selling for $2.98. Brand new, this went for $250 back in 2010. On ebay now, this goes from $35 to $60 depending on the seller and condition. Many of the languages, especially advanced levels go for $99 to $150, so I’ll keep my eyes peeled in the future. I actually might listen to these on the way to work the next month and then sell online in August.
This was my book haul. All in all, I overpaid. One I bought as a joke. I’m an Anne McCaffrey fan, so I paid $2 for this first edition since I didn’t own it already. I bought a first edition of “The Historian” because it might be collectable down the road. Who knows. I bought The New New Thing by Michael Lewis because I read most of his books. He had me hooked after Liar’s Poker although most people know him from The Blind Side, Moneyball, and The Big Short.
The score of the day? Oliver North, autographed. You can buy this for as low as $11.98 on ebay, but who knows in 20 years.
The big hint was the sticker on the front cover.
An autograph is an autograph. I couldn’t go wrong for $2.