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Old 09-02-2012, 07:17 PM   #1366
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I really fell off the wagon this month - and it's only the second! ...Dear Husband encouraged me to do it, though, so maybe I can say it's all his fault.
We must watch out for the enablers in our lives! They can throw us off of our stated mission very easily!
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:08 PM   #1367
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Last month I purchased a collection of mysteries from what I thought was a legitimate source, and only later found out they're a pirate site. now I'm not sure what to do.
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:04 PM   #1368
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Even 0.99¢ is almost free, but is still not free. But I confess I haven't seen many non-free sub-1¢ books around.

Even at $0.99 the purchase should follow the rules. Only buy if new release of favourite author or series, or if it's on a very special offer.

If the usual price is $0.99, that's not a very special offer!


No, not special at all! I am a big fan of freebies, and I do read many of them.
(Though, ususally they are #1 in a 10 book series... )



Really sorry 'bout your pirated books, Becca. Can you return them?
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:28 AM   #1369
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Last month I purchased a collection of mysteries from what I thought was a legitimate source, and only later found out they're a pirate site. now I'm not sure what to do.
Well, you could always try to get your money back. It seems unlikely that that would work, but it's worth an email or two.
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:29 PM   #1370
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I haven't bought a book in two weeks, may be i'm cured
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:30 PM   #1371
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I haven't bought a book in two weeks, may be i'm cured
Well, at least on the road to recovery....Just watch out for bumps along the way...
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:32 PM   #1372
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I've really lost the plot:

August
The Book of Basketball - $13.99 (Already Read)
The Legend of Huma - $5.59 (Finishing Today)
The Story Bundle - 7 books for $10, I think (None Read)

September
No Easy Day - $12.99 (Released Today)
Casual Vacancy - $17.99 (Releases 9/27)

So as of today I've purchased 10 books since 8/1. The only small consolation is as of tonight 2 will be off the TBR and I expect to tear through No Easy Day by the weekend. Still, that leaves 7 books with the JKR release looming at the end of the month. Oy vey.
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:00 PM   #1373
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I haven't bought a book in two weeks, may be i'm cured
now, and don't lie to us: what about an ebook?
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:09 PM   #1374
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:29 AM   #1375
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Well, no eBooks yet this month, but I did buy 11 Audio books. But I'd been saving credits on Audible since the spring, so I don't feel bad. And I didn't spend any extra money on them.
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:49 AM   #1376
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:05 AM   #1377
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I'm very pleased to say that I haven't bought any ebooks this month. (Just don't ask about last month!)
Well, that didn't take long. Although both of them were subscriptions, so I didn't actively buy them. (F&SF and Grantville Gazette)
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:14 AM   #1378
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Can't really count those, Paul. Those were already committed (and I assume paid for.) For the purposes of this thread, I don't think they should count against you. Now, buying a NEW subscription -- that would definitely count.
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:08 PM   #1379
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Can't really count those, Paul. Those were already committed (and I assume paid for.) For the purposes of this thread, I don't think they should count against you. Now, buying a NEW subscription -- that would definitely count.
It all depends. It's possible to count it when the money is paid, or when the book is delivered.

Either is fine. Just don't try to count it when the book is delivered when paying for it, and then pretend you counted it when paying when the book is delivered!
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:47 PM   #1380
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Fair enough. Though my membership in Audible dates back to the 90's, which is when the decision was made. So I don't think I've violated the spirit of the thread. Now I would completely agree that buying extra credits would definitely count, and somehow I can't figure a way to count the buying of micropay dollars at Baenebooks.com as anything but buying books. But saving up my Audible credits and then spending those saved credits? That I'm good with.
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