I've been searching for a book I loved to read many years ago.
New copies are available, but they're too expensive for my budget.
Seems a bit odd, the book is from the seventies and was a mass produced paperback.
I decided to check Amazon.
They had the book.
I checked the link for mass produced paperbacks and they have several copies.
Used, which is fine, ranging from 1cent (acceptable quality) up to...well I didn't check the full listing.
I selected one for 99cents, listed as good quality.
Conversion to Australian dollars took the price to $1.34.
Headed to checkout, where I discovered shipping and handling would be $33.93!!
Making the total cost of a used mass produced paperback $35.27.
I cancelled the order.
I'll check the local secondhand bookshops, there's a couple in the city I think. I know there used to be a couple in the city.
There's always ebay too.