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I have never ordered a book from Amazon.com, but was interested in the Gardner books. I looked at the shipping info for Amazon.com, and to my untrained eye it looks like they charge $3.00 shipping for books (plus a $0.95 charge per item). If this is true, then I could order the Motley Fool Investment Workbook from them at a 20% savings, or $9.60, PLUS $3.95, for a total of $13.55 (this ignores tax). OR I can go across the street to Super Crown, get 10% off (or $10.80). So I'm comparing $13.55 to $10.80 (also, Amazon.com says it takes about 3-7 days to ship, versus just picking up the book at the store).

Am I missing something? Why use Amazon.com? I would have to order 15 books that are the equivalent of the example above just to make it worth a few pennies, and that's if I ignore the time it takes to ship!

I guess the upside is being able to get books that bookstores may not be able to order for you for free.

I feel VERY confused. :- (
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