Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Gift Card Stinginess

Have you ever been the recipient of a Gift Card and instantly become the most stingiest person on the planet.  That would be me right now. 

 
I have my hot little hands on a great gift card and I can't decide what to spend it on.  Moreover I'm trying to be creative with my book selection so I can get the most out of the card. 

For example, do you order a book with a future release date, which won't be available until February 2014 (ARGH!), or do you use it towards a book available now? But if you order a book that is now available, which do you choose, an older book that might not cost as much or treat yourself to a new release and say "Hell ya, you deserve it!"

I think examples are needed for assistance.....

Okay so this one is available for $6.99 and available now, but since its part of a set I'd have to get the others too, even though I was able to read them for free through the library, but you need the full set if you are going to buy the last in a series.  It just makes sense to have the full set, and you know there are many of you out there shaking your head and thinking, of course it does.

Allegiant (Divergent Series #3)

or should I try for this one...

The Undead Pool
 

Available February 25, 2014 for $15.99.  But it isn't available until FEBRUARY!!!! FEBURARY 2014 PEOPLE!!!!!
 
Yes, I know this is part of another series of books, but there are so many in the series that I would be able to collect them slowly.  Trust me since I've gone digital, something I never thought I would do, I've been able to amass a huge collection so this would fit in nicely on my NOOK with room to spare. 
 
Okay so here's another one...
 
Sweet Venom (Sweet Venom Series #1)
All photos courtesy of BarnesandNoble.com
 
Its only $8.99 and it reminds me of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but yet again another series.  What's with me and series books!!!!! 
 
Or should I just pick any one of the 63 books I have marked to read on my GoodReads list?
 
Indecisive right, if only all of my decisions could end up like this, with something good for me no matter what I decide.   Who knows maybe I'll get another card for the holidays and I can buy all of these! 
 
What would you do?

 

5 comments:

Frank said...

Decisions, decisions! If only you could re-sell your E-books when completed or trade with someone else like a Napster for books. I hope it gets easier to decide but maybe by then you will have another card!? :)

Me said...

Oh my land! if I could get another card I get them all. hint hint....I'm so greedy!. :)

Me said...
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Jenny Citino said...

I agree, get ya s'more cards and git 'em all! Lol, by the way, lurve the new header :)

Me said...

Ah thanks Sweet, I worked on it all by myself.