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Old 07-05-2012, 11:35 AM   #16
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:38 AM   #17
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The hundreds of free public domain works have saved me a lot of money. Prior to my discovery of PG and MR library and calibre, I was actually buying the classics in print book format little by little.
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:55 AM   #18
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I've saved on dusting book shelves. I've also turned into a hoarder. I have too many eBooks in my TBR list. Seems I can't refuse an offer from Amazon.
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:59 AM   #19
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I've saved on dusting book shelves. I've also turned into a hoarder. I have too many eBooks in my TBR list. Seems I can't refuse an offer from Amazon.
Dusting? The word rings a bell, but I can't quite bring to mind what it means... Does it have any connection with other mysterious words like "ironing"?
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:08 PM   #20
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I don't have any numbers, but here's some factors:

1. Decreased costs in fuel due to decreased trips to book stores.
2. Increased costs in ereaders since I love to read and buy tech.
3. Increased costs in book buying because I now read a lot more.
4. Decreased costs in movies and other forms of entertainment (see #3).

Actual numbers, who knows? But my guess is I've spent more over the last four years versus any other previous four year period.
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:19 PM   #21
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Dusting? The word rings a bell, but I can't quite bring to mind what it means... Does it have any connection with other mysterious words like "ironing"?
An archaic concept, quite common before eBooks, like making coffee before Nespresso, or vacuuming before robots.
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Old 07-05-2012, 01:36 PM   #22
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I think I have spent far more on book readers than I have spent on books .
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Old 07-05-2012, 02:06 PM   #23
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I keep a spreadsheet. I have added up costs spent on devices and on books, then divided it by number of books I've read. The freebies balance out the cost of the books I pay for. The cost per read, adding up all costs divided by books read, is at about $9 right now, but I have a huge backlog of unread books and once I get through that, I expect the number to drop.
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Old 07-05-2012, 02:18 PM   #24
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The hundreds of free public domain works have saved me a lot of money. Prior to my discovery of PG and MR library and calibre, I was actually buying the classics in print book format little by little.
Yeah, I love not having to buy the classics. I have no idea if eReading has saved me money or cost me money. I do love the instant gratification because I have no patience. None. I have gotten some good deals on books I might not have otherwise bought, thanks to my Kobo, the Kobo app, and the Kindle app.

Additionally, since I got my 10'' tablet, I've been getting into graphic novels/comics (bought both with the Kindle app and the Comixology app) in eFormat.

I think you can say that I have bought more than I would have but (in most cases) paid less for it. Truthfully, it has probably cost me money but I'm not compaining...too much. I am going to resolve to work my way through my to-read pile a bit before buying anything else for awhile. I may read some free E.R. Burroughs.
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Old 07-05-2012, 02:37 PM   #25
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I haven't saved anything. After I got a eReader I went crazy buying books. Although I am doing better this year than the previous two years but I spent a couple thousands on books in the last 3 years.
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:11 PM   #26
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I don't care about the cost, but the amount of space I have saved is HUGE. For that it is worth it's weight in gold!
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:17 PM   #27
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I have saved in that ebooks cost me less than Hard and paperback books, in most cases. I have also saved because there are so many free books available. But, I have always been a readaholic and I still purchase lots of books. As my wife says, at least I do not smoke or drink.
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:33 PM   #28
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Since I've rebought as ebooks more than half of the paper books I owned I can't say I've saved money. I've also bought a bunch of books, granted at a lower price than a typical MM paperback, that I wouldn't have bought at all in paper. Overall I've been spending more. Quite a lot more.
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:35 PM   #29
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I've read a ton of freebies, classics and cheap ebooks, so I'm sure my K3 has far more than paid for itself, my original $399 K1, maybe not.
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But that's exactly when you want the paperbacks, if you're getting the weight in gold.
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