I’ve hardly ever bought used books online; I prefer to do that in person, often at The Uncles or Magers & Quinn, although I have also been known to poke through Half Price Books as well. I also don’t buy books that I don’t plan on keeping; I do have a few leftovers from college and grad school that I don’t care about, but that’s by far the exception.
I just don’t understand people who buy a book, often in hardcover, read it once, and then get rid of it. My mind boggles: why would you bother to buy a book that you only plan on reading once??? Do these people buy clothes, wear them once, and then sell them? What’s the point?
If you only plan on reading a book one time (which I don’t really understand either) wouldn’t it make more sense to check it out from a library, rather than spending money you’ll never be able to recoup? And it’s not like the people selling the books are going to get rich either, so I just don’t understand either end of the equation.