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Thread: A tip when books are for sale

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    Junior Member eeraemore's Avatar
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    Just a thought for everyone -- when books are posted for sale here, I type the book name on Amazon.com. Sometimes Amazon.com will allow a free "preview" (a "look inside") of some of the pages. This allows me to get an idea of some of the projects in the book to see if I want to buy it from here!

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    Good idea

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    Thank you so much for the tip.


    ;-) debra ;-)

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    Thanks for the tip :):):)

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    I love that about Amazon, and also Connecting Threads lets you look inside a book.

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    good idea - thanks.

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    Didn't know that, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gale
    I love that about Amazon, and also Connecting Threads lets you look inside a book.
    Actually, Connecting Threads usually has MORE pics in their previews! I usually go there first, then to Amazon.

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    I also check amazon and Connecting Threads.

    CT practically gives away the entire contents photo-wise.

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    Great tip!! Thank you for the suggestion. :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    yep, and connectingthreads.com does too.

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    Thanks for the tip. I often wonder if the picture on the front of the book will be the only quilt I like.

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    Google also has book previews of the contents.

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    yes, I do that also, thanks for posting this tip with everyone

    Quote Originally Posted by eeraemore
    Just a thought for everyone -- when books are posted for sale here, I type the book name on Amazon.com. Sometimes Amazon.com will allow a free "preview" (a "look inside") of some of the pages. This allows me to get an idea of some of the projects in the book to see if I want to buy it from here!

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    Never thought of that. I do it with music...THANKS :lol:

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    Thank you for sharing this little tip.

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    I do that too!

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    Here too you can see what's in the book.

    http://www.softexpressions.com/index.html

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    That's what I do. Makes me sure I want the book.

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    Great tip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wartime jane
    I also check amazon and Connecting Threads.

    CT practically gives away the entire contents photo-wise.
    That is a problem for me as I can look at a pic and design my own. Is that stealing a design? I just purchase books for ideas to make my own designs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eeraemore
    Just a thought for everyone -- when books are posted for sale here, I type the book name on Amazon.com. Sometimes Amazon.com will allow a free "preview" (a "look inside") of some of the pages. This allows me to get an idea of some of the projects in the book to see if I want to buy it from here!
    I do that also...if Amazon doesn't have it however, just google it and at least you'll be able to read about what is in a book...Naomi

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    Connecting Threads also has great book sales....one is going on right now. And they have a great preview of the books.

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    Did know you could do that on Amazon...will try it out, thanks for the tip.

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    Thank you for the tip.

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