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vic user
October 20th, 2004, 01:01 PM
They have quite a few computer books.

Many text books, manuals, etc.

And I think the most they charge is $1.50 !!!

I picked up 6 books for $3.25 :)

Exluddite
October 20th, 2004, 01:17 PM
Too bad I'm in Jersey! I've found a few good titles in the goodwill stores here, but usually it's the "Windows 95 for dummies" kind of stuff.

vic user
October 20th, 2004, 03:26 PM
and if there were any books here that you wanted, shipping them from me to you probably defeats the purpose of the books being cheap :)

it just blows my mind that i am buying books for .50 or .75 and they used to cost $30.00 and up.

i picked up a nice beginning book to html, and i think it will be good for my daughter and i, and we can start setting up our web space that we get with our isp

they had assembly programming books for the pc, etc.. crazy stuff

Terry Yager
October 20th, 2004, 04:48 PM
Any Z80, 8080 or 6800 programming books? (I don't mind paying the shipping).

--T

Exluddite
October 20th, 2004, 08:35 PM
Any Z80, 8080 or 6800 programming books? (I don't mind paying the shipping).

--T

LOL..that's what came to mind when I read vic's post, then I scrolled down. Seriously, if there are any books on programming languages (or even anything that looks close) I'd pay shipping plus a small for-your-trouble fee. I do go a bit off topic sometimes, like my latest ebay snag:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=2494392036

carlsson
October 21st, 2004, 12:51 AM
If you find something similar to "Inside 1541" and feel like a potential whizz kid hacker, get it. You never know the day when you want to get in low detail with the drive. I'm sure you already pick up anything you can relate to and imagine having use of.

vic user
October 21st, 2004, 04:06 AM
I wish I felt like a whiz kid hacker :)

Ok, I will write down the titles that are left, and if any of them really interest anyone, i will pick them up and we go from there.

i will only want actual shipping cost and cost of book, no compensation.

Terry Yager
October 21st, 2004, 10:01 AM
I do go a bit off topic sometimes, like my latest ebay snag:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=2494392036

Then there's this current auction. I'd like to have the Osborne work, but it's already gone out of my price range ($0-5.00):

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=5132032255&ssPageName=STRK:MEBI:IT

Exluddite
October 21st, 2004, 03:15 PM
Hmm, I like it...Wonder what the reserve is? I think my limit is $20...at least for this one. That's the problem with ebay, you have to resist "too-neat-not-to-have" urges.

Terry Yager
October 21st, 2004, 03:40 PM
Hmm, I like it...Wonder what the reserve is? I think my limit is $20...at least for this one. That's the problem with ebay, you have to resist "too-neat-not-to-have" urges.

Well, if you do buy it, lemme know. I have Volume II of the same set that I could bear to part with cheap. It really is a good book, very thorough...

--T

Exluddite
October 21st, 2004, 06:42 PM
Well, I put in my max bid of $20, and I'm winning at $15.50. The reserve still isn't met though. I have to wonder what this guy actually wants to get for these books.

Terry Yager
October 21st, 2004, 07:26 PM
I hate reserve-price auctions. Usually, I don't even bother bidding on them.

--T

vic user
November 4th, 2004, 05:22 AM
below is a small list of some of the books saw

there are others, like some pascal books and some network books, but i ran out of time writing tem down

i just picked up a "troubleshooting and repair guide for the commdore 64" book yesterday, from that goodwill. i wish it was for the vic 20. the book is really good though, and i hope i can get access to a scanner for some length of time, as i would like to have this info available for download for people.

oracle 8 client / server
student guide 1999

the ibm pc from the inside out
1986

turbo debugger 2.0
user's guide
1988

turbo assembler 3.0

c++ user guide 3.11

borland resource workshop
1991

peter nortons inside the pc
5th edition

windows 3.0 user's guide

works for windows user's guide

ms dos user's guide
1988 version 3.3

using visual basic 5

developing powerbuilder 4 applications

pc magazine dos power tools for dos 2.0 to 4.0

chris

vic user
November 17th, 2004, 12:55 PM
on monday, they had "fit as many books as you can in a hand basket for $5.00" going on, so i obliged

i picked up "The TTL Data Book" by Texas Instuments, published in 1976
It is 832 pages

It is page after page of chips, and all their logic gates.

Is anyone interested in this?

Chris

Terry Yager
November 17th, 2004, 05:05 PM
Vintage databooks of any flavor go well on eBay, you should try it there, for a starting price of $15.00 or so...

--T

vic user
November 18th, 2004, 04:49 AM
Thanks for the info.

I think I will give it away then, at the next meet up. I think there are a couple of people who might appreciate it.

chris

Terry Yager
November 18th, 2004, 07:50 AM
Yeah, a door prize...have a drawing or sum'n.

--T

carlsson
November 19th, 2004, 07:55 AM
Maybe a door stop, if it is more than 800 pages thick? :twisted:

vic user
November 22nd, 2004, 03:24 AM
funny you mention that, because i use my old physics and chemistry handbook from my uni. days, as a monitor stand.

it is over 8cm thick!

carlsson
November 22nd, 2004, 07:31 AM
Ah. I have Biology (I think is the name of the book) which is in the 6-7 cm range and cost me 1000 SEK ($130-150) as new IIRC. It was required in college, and the only book we bought ourselves - the rest you get to lend from school.

vic user
November 22nd, 2004, 08:57 AM
those textbooks sure are heavy eh?

i went through one backpack every year, because the straps kept breaking from the weight of the books :)

carlsson
November 25th, 2004, 03:31 AM
Yes, but not every textbook was 6 cm thick - more like 1-2 cm. Is the TTL book paperback or with hard cover, and how much does it weigh? :wink: (flimsy pages maybe)

vic user
November 25th, 2004, 04:11 AM
It's a hard cover, and yes it has flimsy pages :)

I can bring it to my work and see how much it weighs, or maybe i will compare it to known weighted objects around my house.

chris

mryon
December 7th, 2004, 12:37 PM
hey Chris,

I wish I had seen this earlier...oops.

I don't recal if Canada Post has a similar deal but the USPS has a "media" rate for book, DVDs, etc.

It's so cheap that I almost feel bad for using it. Something along the lines of $1.00US for a big University type text book.

So, that might be something to look into if there are still books available that people want. ??

but even if they do, they may not be able to ship cross border like that..???

cheers,
-mikol




and if there were any books here that you wanted, shipping them from me to you probably defeats the purpose of the books being cheap Smile

it just blows my mind that i am buying books for .50 or .75 and they used to cost $30.00 and up.

i picked up a nice beginning book to html, and i think it will be good for my daughter and i, and we can start setting up our web space that we get with our isp

they had assembly programming books for the pc, etc.. crazy stuff
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