Originally Posted by brian miville
I would think it depends actually. There would come a point where Amazon's free shipping would finally overtake HPB's deals with the shipping, but your point is noted. Alas the closest one to me is in Pennsylvania, a good 2 day drive away.
Too bad really since I would gladly check these folks out.
I will say Amazon can beat almost anyone though, assuming you don't want new. I have gotten "Like New" books for as low as 1 cent (and with flat $3.99 shipping that makes $4.00.....not too shabby when a "new" version could go for as much as $25!) My best find to date was a copy of Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot listed in "good" condition for 2 cents. So with the shipping the book cost me $4.01. I got the book in....and it was still in it's origonal plastic wrapping! A brand new copy is running like $30 (or was at the time), and I paid $4.01 for brand new! I always browse the used dealer network on Amazon before I even consider going for the full priced version.
Good now we have another way to find the books we want and save big dollars. Let's not forget that many towns have used book stores.