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Initial post: Jun 22, 2014 5:23:44 AM PDT
B. Knowles says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2014 5:24:28 AM PDT
Thanks for the update. Everyone was wondering what you were going to decide.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2014 5:31:45 AM PDT
flipoid says:
I don't buy paper books much anymore, so I don't really care what they cost. No one is forcing you to buy Kindle books. What's the point of announcing that you're not going to?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2014 5:33:38 AM PDT
MikeJW says:
Huh? You thought we'd be interested to know that *you* are going to buy paperbacks?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2014 5:34:56 AM PDT
**Meya** says:
I wish they would have told us last night. I couldn't sleep for worrying about it.

Posted on Jun 22, 2014 5:54:18 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
copied from duplicate thread

does Walmart also give you a handy carrying case and a dolly that allows you to carry a vacation's worth of books with you w/o breaking your back?

does Walmart allow you to shop from the comfort of you home in pajamas?

does Walmart have any free books? There are thousands on Amazon.

does Walmart have a good selection of books? Unless they've changed in the five years I've been out of the US, I can remember going in there and not finding a single book I wanted to buy, where I can find 20-30 on Amazon at any given time that I wanted to buy. Their sci-fi/fantasy selection was pitiful as was their selection of non-fiction.

how much time does it take to drive to Walmart and how much does the gasoline and wear on your car add up to? That has to be added to the cost of the book unless your time isn't worth anything.

and above all else, how many extra items do you buy at Walmart during your trip to buy a book? Those books are discounted to get you to enter their doors and buy more than books.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2014 6:04:13 AM PDT
K. Rowley says:
"I don't buy paper books much anymore, so I don't really care what they cost."

Hmm, could that be the reason paperback books at wallyworld are so cheap? It's the only way they can sell any of them..

Posted on Jun 22, 2014 6:08:50 AM PDT
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Posted on Jun 22, 2014 7:11:12 AM PDT
Debi says:
LOL, I've never bought any DTB except for cookbooks. I've bought hundreds of ebooks on the other hand including cookbooks. I put everything I want in my wish list and check it often. When it reaches my price point (which varies) I buy.

You couldn't force me to read a 'real book' as whiners are so fond of saying. ;)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2014 7:32:08 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 22, 2014 7:32:39 AM PDT
loriltx says:
That's great if you're happy with Walmart's selection and don't care about the other benefits of ebooks (most 2 important reasons for me is no more ever growing stacks of books taking up every inch of my house and no more extra bag just for books when heading out on vacation).

Posted on Jun 22, 2014 7:35:57 AM PDT
Just Peachy says:
The other day I was in a thrift store and browsing the books for any interesting cookbooks. A man near me started chatting about the benefits of DTBs over Kindles and tablets - no big loss if you drop it in a mud puddle or lose it. I patted my purse and said "I like some things in DTB but I love my Kindle." Then I pointed to a hardback by Mitchener and said "See that book? I don't want to hold that book. I can carry a hundred of those in one hand. I can increase the font. I can use the built-in dictionary. I love my Kindle." He just sort of smiled and went back to browsing books.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2014 7:41:53 AM PDT
Debi says:
LOL, I nagged my friends for over 2 years to go electronic. Same story as everyone else of course. While they went with nooks, one said "What were we thinking" They love them.

Posted on Jun 22, 2014 7:48:29 AM PDT
A pricing thread! Almost makes one nostalgic.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2014 8:26:00 AM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Thank you for letting me know your decision. I can sleep now. I have been up all night worrying about this...

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2014 8:33:19 AM PDT
Ruby Jean says:
That is indeed faaaabulous news for those who (1) still buy paperbacks and (2) routinely shop at Walmart. For anyone else, especially those on a *Kindle* forum - meh. Completely irrelevent. But then, you knew that before you posted.

Posted on Jun 22, 2014 8:47:49 AM PDT
B. Knowles says:
Thanks for all the responses. Glad to know sarcasm is still live and well as illustrated by most remarks.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2014 8:49:15 AM PDT
Tell us, what was your point? To save us from ourselves?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2014 8:57:09 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 22, 2014 9:09:02 AM PDT
MikeJW says:
Seriously, B. Knowles, why did you think we'd be interested? Maybe later you will announce here where you will have dinner? Just don't understand your point.

ETA: And, you made your announcement in 2 separate threads! Why?

Posted on Jun 22, 2014 8:58:49 AM PDT
R. D. Clark says:
I'm as interested in the price of paper books as I am in... actually, I can't think of anything at Wal-Mart I'm less likely to buy than a paper book, especially considering their severely limited selection.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2014 9:00:36 AM PDT
loriltx says:
Really--what did you expect?

Posted on Jun 22, 2014 9:39:47 AM PDT
B. Knowles says:
Ok. I get it! Sorry for the post. The second one was an oops. Now, go pick on someone else and have a great day!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2014 9:58:26 AM PDT
flipoid says:
Just because many posters are wondering why you chose to announce that you're going to buy books at Walmart, you're being "picked on"? Ha! That's just like other posters who say the definition of a "bully" is "someone who doesn't agree with you."

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2014 9:58:31 AM PDT
My goodwill sells paperbacks for 75cents and hardback books for $1.50 why not look there if cost is an issue. I did buy Joyland (Hard Case Crime) for 75cents prior to its release in kindle format.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2014 9:59:10 AM PDT
Actually, the second thread was not an oops.

Both threads were started at different times and have different titles. Both threads were intentional. Why you feel the need to lie about what is a matter of public record, I have no clue.

Posted on Jun 22, 2014 10:02:37 AM PDT
Number 6! Yes, I'm 4.
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