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"I recently got into graphic novels/comics, which would normally be an expensive hobby. I purchased about 8 so far from thrift books. The books I selected were all in "good- like new" condition, and every single book I've gotten has been in likewise amazing condition. One of them was an ex-library that had never even been cracked open, or checked out once. I was shocked! Sure, the shopping took about a week but, it was FREE. Maybe am biased with my good experiences so far, but for graphic novels at least, this is a great site to start your collection! "
It was okay
"After I had ordered 5 books, I went and read reviews and saw that not many of them were good. I then went on to my email to see where the books were but realized I didn't have one, so I went onto the website and tried logging in. It said that there was no account with that email address but I just brushed it off and made a new one. The next day I checked my email again and nothing was there so I went to the website to log in and found that my account had been deleted for a second time. I was confused because I had been charged. I did end up getting my books about a week and a half later and they are a bit more damaged than what I had hoped for but I am just happy to have the books and no pages seem to be missing."
Just don't use them!
"I order a book and paid for expedited shipping. According to the tracking information provided by them - the book shipped out of Dallas TX - I live in San Antonio TX, a 4 hour drive and they sent the book to Illinois first!!! How is that expedited! I could have driven and picked it up personally faster! Spend the extra few dollars and use a company that knows US Geography and doesn't rip you off for expedited by sending it as gar away as they can first. "
Will definitely order again.
"I ordered 6 books in my first order and I was pleasantly surprised. The books were in better shape than I expected. They came packaged in plastic instead of a box, so some of the slip cover corners were a little smashed. All the books looked new except two of the books had some writing on the inside cover. One was where a child wrote their name but luckily it was in pencil and was easily erased. The other was a little note written from a grandmother to her grandchild, obviously the book was a gift at some point. The prices and quality are very good. I will be purchasing more books."
Great price for college books!
"Found 2 college books that I really needed on this site for a really low price! And they shipped the books on time! Quality of the books is really good. Will be buying all textbooks from here in future & will also recommend to others. Would have had to pay more than $500 for the books I needed. Got both for $38!"
Questionable Reviews Posted
"I planned on ordering some books and small dollar amount, but with all the bad reviews mixed in with 5 star reviews with the words of Shockingly great, Amazing, fast, and Insanely Good it appears questionable about posting from 1 star the a rash of 5 stars appear. I like to order some books but do not need them that bad to be drawn in. Thank you for all that informed of the 1 star you help me Shockingly Amazing Insanely."
Amazing, fast, cheap
"my first purchase was of 12 books (out of a series) and all of the books where under 7 dollars and all got here within a week. The packaging was pretty and the books looked brand new even though I accepted the option of “acceptable” for almost all of them (so they would be cheaper). I highly recommend purchasing books off of this website than from a store (such as books-a-million) because they are 3 times cheaper and looks brand new "
"I paid a little amount for three books and I couldn’t be happier with the items I got. Shipping was extremely fast and the books were in excellent condition. Online I requested ‘Good’ books but am amazed with what I got with for such a little amount. I will definitely be buying from them again. A deal! "
"Fantastic!!! I ordered two books for school that would have come up to a total of $265 and only paid $34. Came in good condition."
Comprehension Intervention : Small-Group Lessons for the Primary Comprehension Toolkit
"Book in excellent condition and a fraction of the price."
180 pages missing.
"Ordered a Christmas gift to receive it later than expected missing 180 pages. Got it resent out but they told me they couldn't even push shipping so I could get it before Christmas. I asked to speak to a manager and was never transferred. Worst resale and customer service experience I've ever had. have not even received an email or phone call from a manager after emailing and asking for a call back from them. Their advertising is 100% false their reviews aren't even correct on there. And the book was obviously not checked over with care. "
Misleading description of the books and terrible customer service
"I ordered several books. I did not receive them in the condition I ordered. One book was to have been in "Like New" condition and I received an ex-library book. Certainly not "Like New". One other book was to have been in "good" condition with the dust jacket. The book I received had stains on the book and no dust jacket. I would never have ordered it had I know as these were Christmas gifts. I tried to contact customer service but no response. I will never order from them again. "
Wonderful Customer Service
"I ordered a book from them, and it was sent promptly, but the condition was less that what I was expecting. I emailed their support team and explained the problem and they responded in about a days time saying they were sending a new copy (better than what I ordered, actually) free of charge. I'm a firm believer in supporting businesses with good customer service, and I was very pleased with how they handled my situation."
Their mistake. No satisfaction.
"First time ordering from Thrift Books. They sent wrong book. No reply to my message."
Very, very worn.
"Nowhere near what I would have expected. Was rerouted through Amazon. I would never sell a book of such poor quality. The cover was very worn, almost frayed. I had never hear of Thrift books so I guess it should come as no surprise that their "quality-control" is less than desirable. I would expect better from Amazon vetting process though."