Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Bargain basement self-help law books

A used book is always less expensive than the same book bought new, but when you buy online, there is the additional cost of shipping that must be added in to the total cost. Since used book sellers on Amazon.com are allowed a flat $3.99 shipping per book, and the mailing cost of many books is less than that, booksellers sometimes sell their used books for as little as $0.01.

I was surprised to see a book for a single penny the first time, but when I thought about it, it made sense. The bookseller still makes about $2 per book. Even including the shipping cost, a hard-to-find used book for $4, delivered to you door, is a very good deal.

This is the way I buy books, when I can, and I recommend it.

The following is, as of this morning, available used for $0.01 plus $3.99 S&H.

These deals come and go.

Fed Up with the Legal System?: What's Wrong and How to Fix It
(Nolo Press Self-Help Law)

Most people today consider out legal system to be riddled with problems, from courts that don't provide access to the citizenry to lawyers who protect their legal cartel while price-gouging consumers. Can the system be changed? Here are more than 40 suggestions for making our legal system fairer, faster, cheaper, and more accessible.

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