Aug 3, 2011
commented on Books Without Borders
Paul, you've answered the questions I had. I hate to visit the Barnes and Nobles bookstore in Springfield, MO because I can never leave without spending at least $50, usually more. I live 100 miles from a book store so I always have a pent up demand. When I happened to be in Springfield last February, I noticed the signs on Borders advertising "Everything 10% to 50% off." How could I resist? I quickly discovered that only the magazines were 50% off, everything else was 10% off list. No matter, I'm used to paying list. Two hours later I left and bought nothing. I couldn't find a single book in my favorite genres that looked worth buying, even discounted. I'd never had that happen before. Usually, when I visit a bookstore I have to restrain myself not to bust my budget but Borders manage to have not one book that tempted me.