Book Hunt Update: Seven More Books Purchased

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I posted here about my quest to find some of the top 25 personal finance books suggested by J.D. Roth at Get Rich Slow. Here is my updated list of my book book purchases.

#1.  My First find was The Automatic Millionaire by David Bach.

Overstocked price =  $10.05           Amazon Price = $10.15.

My price at Value Village = $1.99. Total Savings on this item = $8.06.

#2.  Today I was in a Good Will store in Cheyenne, Wyoming and I found The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas Stanley and William Danko.

Overstocked price = $10.12                Amazon Price = 10.20.

My price at Good Will = .50.

Total Savings on this item = $9.62.

#3.  I recently purchased a new Toshiba laptop computer.  One of the pieces of paperwork in the computer package was a code to try E-music.  In addition to 50 songs I also received 1 download if I did a two week free trial. I downloaded the book The 4-Hour Work Week.

Overstocked price = $11.73           Amazon price = $13.57

My price = $0 (free trial download with e-music)

Total savings on this item = $11.73

#4 This weekend while I was listening to the Dave Ramsey show I heard that you can go to www.audible.com and get a free download for a trial period.  I actually goggled “audible+free+download” and found a way to get two free downloads for a 14 day trial.  I downloaded the book All Your Worth, the Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan.

Overstocked price = $9.46            Amazon price = $10.98

My price = $0 (free trial download with audible)

Total savings on this item = $9.46

#5 The Four Pillars of Investing was the second book I downloaded via audible.

Overstocked price = $17.68            Amazon price = $19.77

My price = $0 (free trial download with audible)

Total savings on this item = $17.68

#6 Your Money Or Your Life – Transforming Your Relationship With Money And Achieving Financial Independence was the only book I ‘intentionally’ purchased online.

Overstocked price = $10.77            Amazon price = $10.88

My price = $4.49

Total savings on this item = $6.28

#7 I found How to Get Out of Debt, Stay Out of Debt and Live Prosperously at a local Goodwill here in Houston, TX.

Overstocked price = $7.59            Amazon price = $10.40

My price = $2.26

Total savings on this item = $5.33

#8 I found A Random Walk Down Wall Street at a local Salvation Army here in Houston, TX.

Overstocked price = $12.81            Amazon price = $12.89

My price = $.99

Total savings on this item = $11.82

Total Saving (compared to buying new online at cheapest venue above) on those eight books = $79.98

Comments

  1. Korwin says

    Looks like I need to spend more time looking for books at Goodwill! I honest haven’t thought to look for books there, but will from now on. Thanks!

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