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Just needed something cheap to meet free shipping requirement on Amazon...,
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Well, I managed to purchase an item that was 24.99 from amazon.. one freaking penny more and it's free shipping... Well, I've made a bit of an effort to help expand my son's choices of books to read before bead-time so I chose this book to meet my $25 minimum.
He loves the interaction and has chosen it 4 of the past 5 nights for his bed-time book. I'm sure it's just a matter of time before he moves on to a new book, but for right now... it seems to be the book of the moment.
The book would be good for a child in the pre-reading age and may not be good for a child who lacks soem finer motor skills. The content is nice and allows he and I to interact and prompts questions about various farm animals. it's amazing how... when you try... almost any book can promote educational benefits... even one about farm animals.
I'd definitely buy this book again.
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Initial post: Dec 6, 2007 5:18:24 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 6, 2007 5:18:55 PM PST
Michael J. May says:
I'm in exactly the same boat re: Shipping so I'll buy this book. Thanks for the review - very helpful !!
Posted on Nov 21, 2008 3:58:27 AM PST
Debra J. Macphail says:
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 24, 2009 9:31:47 AM PST
Lighten up a little. It's too bad when people have to be so critical of others. I think buying a small book to avoid paying shipping makes sense. And yes, I grew up on a farm and I live in a rural area, so I know all about the value of our nations farmers.
Posted on Feb 22, 2014 4:34:07 PM PST
I must admit, I also bought this book to help acquire free Amazon shipping!! However, I wouldn't say it really mattered what the item was per se - it could have been a maternity or household item for that matter. I have a baby registry and baby wish list (along with several other non-baby items waiting in the 'Saved for Later' section of my Amazon cart), whereby I occasionally purchase items from time to time (that were not purchased yet) as I see them go on sale or if they're cheap enough, I'll just tack them onto an order I'm building up. I do this with anything I'm purchasing, because it doesn't make logical sense to just buy a book for $2.59 (as this book) and pay for shipping and handling in full. Why not hold off until I have a collection of items I want to purchase and wait to purchase them all at once when they meet the free Amazon shipping requirement? A lot of money can be saved when trying to avoid shipping costs, especially when you're living on a budget (as most families are)! One could even argue the saved shipping costs could go towards more necessity items for their child, including those items that contribute to a child's developmental needs! I wouldn't say that just because someone is holding off waiting to purchase something, it necessarily equates to "trying to save a penny & free shipping over a child's development." I already have several books in our baby's nursery library that I hope to further expand with even more books for our child's (and future children's) development. I would say this is an ongoing process of receiving books from others and purchasing books with the sole intention of our baby's development. I don't see when and how people choose to buy them should matter?
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