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bzar 10-10-19 01:49 PM

thriftbooks.com
 
this is a great place to find new/used fitness DVDs, and you get free shipping if your order is $10 or more.

my only quibble is that the search field doesn't work as good - if you type in Trudie Styler or Scott Cole, not all of their workouts will show up. I also tried searching for The New Method 20/20 workouts, but again, it didn't show up until I removed some of the words in my search terms.

I bought 3 used DVDs for $13.xx with free shipping.

I have been waiting for a worthy replacement for Half.com, which Ebay unceremoniously shut down in 9/2017. thriftbooks used to be a half.com vendor too. glad they ventured on their own!

Lannette 10-10-19 02:12 PM

I agree. I once had an issue with a DVD I purchased and they were really quick to make it right.

bzar 10-10-19 02:15 PM

Lannette - I cancelled a Thriftbooks order about 5 minutes after I submitted it and they automatically cancelled and gave me a paypal refund.

I have visited the sites of these other former half.com vendors:

decluttr.com
betterworldbooks.com

again, their search engines need a little more improvement. I bought an item from decluttr.com - I think they still sell on ebay and amazon too.

Lannette 10-10-19 02:42 PM

betterworldbooks is also one of my favorites.

I haven’t tried decluttr.com but will check it out. I loved half.com.

Pat58 10-10-19 02:49 PM

If I'm shopping for any used book or DVD on Amazon and see Thriftbooks, I look no further and just order from them. Super vendor and my items always arrived quickly.

Usia 10-10-19 04:19 PM

I purchased one DVD from thriftbooks.com and since my order was under $10 I also paid for shipping - something like $3 maybe? They shipped from the town that's about 10 miles from my house and even though I paid for shipping, it took about 10 days for my DVD to get to me. I could have driven there and picked it up in about 20 minutes - with traffic. I agree about their search function. It's not very good. I hope you don't have to wait forever for your order, Jeannine.

bzar 10-10-19 04:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Usia (Post 2842892)
I purchased one DVD from thriftbooks.com and since my order was under $10 I also paid for shipping - something like $3 maybe? They shipped from the town that's about 10 miles from my house and even though I paid for shipping, it took about 10 days for my DVD to get to me. I could have driven there and picked it up in about 20 minutes - with traffic. I agree about their search function. It's not very good. I hope you don't have to wait forever for your order, Jeannine.

I ordered a book from thriftbooks once that took awhile to get to me - I was totally OK with that since books are heavy, and it was sent media mail. when it arrived, the CD was missing - it came with an audio CD. I reported it right away to Thriftbooks and they gave me a complete refund.:)

but yes, they will probably use media mail, and it might take awhile.

this is the first time I have ordered DVDs from them - I will track how long it takes. media mail for a DVD generally takes 3-4 weeks.


Pat - I do the same. I try doing that with Decluttr since they are Ebay sellers, but right now, it doesn't seem like their inventory system is integrated with their own separate website. for example, I'll see something sold by Decluttr on ebay, then go to their site, but not see it there.

Usia 10-10-19 05:53 PM

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Originally Posted by bzar (Post 2842899)
Itakes. media mail for a DVD generally takes 3-4 weeks.

I totally understand media mail and how long it takes, and would be OK with it if I got free shipping and didn't pay about $3 for shipping 1 DVD to my home that's 10 miles away.

bzar 10-10-19 06:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Usia (Post 2842909)
I totally understand media mail and how long it takes, and would be OK with it if I got free shipping and didn't pay about $3 for shipping 1 DVD to my home that's 10 miles away.

ah, I see. yes, you're right.

this last order threw me for a loop trying to find another item to reach $10 for the shipping. fortunately, I had a list of items offline for this purpose.:) 2 DVDs amounted to $9, so I found another DVD that summed to the $13. it won't speed the delivery up since these are all coming from different sellers, lol.

at 99˘ shipping per item if you are under $10, I was motivated to spend $4 to get "free" shipping. which is illogical from an economic standpoint.:-\

Pat58 10-11-19 09:37 AM

Dana that's unusual for them - sorry to hear you had a bad experience.


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