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Buying used books on amazon.ca

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Buying used books on amazon.ca

I'm curious if anyone has had any experiences buying used books through amazon.ca third party sellers.
There are a lot of books in my cart for $1 or so. I understand they each have their own individual shipping costs, most around $5-6. It's still a savings over buying new at like $20.

A lot of these sellers are shipping from the states, I don't think there would be customs because of the low price right?
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I've bought many books from amazon used. No issues, they are pretty much as indicated.
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goofball wrote:
Jul 17th, 2015 10:26 am
I've bought many books from amazon used. No issues, they are pretty much as indicated.
Ditto. No customs, but not all sellers ship to Canada.
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Same experience. I got some shipped from the UK as well that actually arrived before my orders shipping from within Canada. Never had an issue.
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TommyM765 wrote:
Jul 17th, 2015 10:16 am
I'm curious if anyone has had any experiences buying used books through amazon.ca third party sellers.
enjoy your bed bugs
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I've bought many books on Amazon.ca through third party sellers. Never had a problem. I got the wrong order once but they rectified it quickly. Check the ratings of the sellers (also check how many ratings they have, you might not want to take the risk with a new seller).

As far as I know, the shipping with third party sellers is $6.49. I've ordered from Abebooks and the shipping depends on the seller. I like Amazon.ca because it is in Canadian dollars, while Abebooks is in USD.
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I've ordered used books through Amazon marketplace and Thriftbooks.com without issues.
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joejoem wrote:
Jul 17th, 2015 4:31 pm
enjoy your bed bugs
I'd be interested in if they've been "flagged", George Costanza from Seinfeld style as well ;)
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Thanks for the responses. I ended up buying some of the books.

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