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Salvation Army Book sale - 10 for $5 or 77 cents each

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Salvation Army Book sale - 10 for $5 or 77 cents each

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February 20, 2020
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Salvation Army
Not the typical RFD post but this is a great sale if you buy second hand books. I've found many brand new books at different GTA locations. Obviously selection and condition will vary.

This offer is at least 50% cheaper than their normal paperback price, and I think 75% for the hardcover books.

Edit to add dates - Feb 18/19/20 only.
Last edited by jrshopper on Feb 20th, 2020 9:57 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Thanks op! And it supports a great cause
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The biggest challenge is find books in different stores
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Honestly a great deal for books, but the Salvation Army is not a charity that offers their services as indiscriminately as they claim.
Still upvoted, thanks OP.
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kimwoobingsu wrote: Honestly a great deal for books, but the Salvation Army is not a charity that offers their services as indiscriminately as they claim.
Still upvoted, thanks OP.
I knew by posting that there might be some negativity towards the SA, and get why, but still it's much better than donating to a for profit like Value Village, imo. Thanks for the upvote!

And, for those that donate to SA but don't buy goods there, consider taking the coupon anyway and passing along to those who do shop there. I gave 5 coupons to a university professor who gave them to international students as they couldn't afford to buy a decent winter coat. You can drop coupons off to your local church, shelter, etc. if you don't know anyone who can use them.
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watch out for the bedbugs in the books, very common issue everywhere
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I made a mistake in the dates - still on today Feb 20 - edited original post to show the sale is still on.
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it's a deal... don't tell my people about the glorious stories of the Buggalo... you might scare them off.
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jrshopper wrote: I knew by posting that there might be some negativity towards the SA, and get why, but still it's much better than donating to a for profit like Value Village, imo. Thanks for the upvote!

And, for those that donate to SA but don't buy goods there, consider taking the coupon anyway and passing along to those who do shop there. I gave 5 coupons to a university professor who gave them to international students as they couldn't afford to buy a decent winter coat. You can drop coupons off to your local church, shelter, etc. if you don't know anyone who can use them.
How could international students not afford winter jackets? Isn't living and studying in Toronto as international students cost huge?
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smartie wrote: How could international students not afford winter jackets? Isn't living and studying in Toronto as international students cost huge?
Funny you ask that question despite your username.

I can only answer that question according to my own situation. My girlfriend was a international student living off a part time job and a small allowance from her parents. It does cost a lot for them to study and live here on their own. Her parents wanted for her a better life than in Venezuela, henceforth using their savings for her to become a cad citizen one day. She knew the struggles of making an income for her parents so she didn't want to farther her burden with them. She didn't have a winter jacket either when I first met her 3 years back, it was a gift from me and she still wears it today.

This is just my personal situation, everyone is different. Be open minded.
My wallet can only handle so much, must stop looking
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Vtlegend wrote: Funny you ask that question despite your username.

I can only answer that question according to my own situation. My girlfriend was a international student living off a part time job and a small allowance from her parents. It does cost a lot for them to study and live here on their own. Her parents wanted for her a better life than in Venezuela, henceforth using their savings for her to become a cad citizen one day. She knew the struggles of making an income for her parents so she didn't want to farther her burden with them. She didn't have a winter jacket either when I first met her 3 years back, it was a gift from me and she still wears it today.

This is just my personal situation, everyone is different. Be open minded.
Let's be honest..I think he just assumed all international students are Chinese..
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Vtlegend wrote: Funny you ask that question despite your username.

I can only answer that question according to my own situation. My girlfriend was a international student living off a part time job and a small allowance from her parents. It does cost a lot for them to study and live here on their own. Her parents wanted for her a better life than in Venezuela, henceforth using their savings for her to become a cad citizen one day. She knew the struggles of making an income for her parents so she didn't want to farther her burden with them. She didn't have a winter jacket either when I first met her 3 years back, it was a gift from me and she still wears it today.

This is just my personal situation, everyone is different. Be open minded.
Fair enough

But I remember each year tuition fee can be 3000 Canadian dollars plus living cost. Hardly think they cannot afford a jacket

How much value village sell? 50 dollars?
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smartie wrote: But I remember each year tuition fee can be 3000 Canadian dollars plus living cost. Hardly think they cannot afford a jacket
Depends on the school and program. Tuition for international students at U of T (Scarborough) is $53,290 a year, and doesn't include housing and living expenses.

https://utsc.utoronto.ca/admissions/tuition-fees
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smartie wrote: How could international students not afford winter jackets? Isn't living and studying in Toronto as international students cost huge?
It is huge. And many of these kids don't want to ask their parents for more money because they know the sacrifice the parents have already made to afford sending them here, so they trying to make due on their budget.
Most international students are not from super wealthy families.

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