Half Price Books

★★★★☆
  • 1375 W Lane Ave

    Columbus, OH 43221

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  • 614-486-8765

About Half Price Books

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  • Bookstores
  • Music CDs & Tapes
  • Toy & Game Stores
Details
  • Music CDs & Tapes
Hours
M-Su 9am-9pm
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  • 052mgr@halfpricebooks.com
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Watch yourself when selling items to Half Price, they tend to say something to the effect of "We'll take everything for $6.50", but that really means "We'll buy these 7 items for $6.50 and take the other 60 items for free". Ask specifically what they're offering of the items that your selling, they tend to do this most with bulk drop offs(say your moving and cleaning out old books or CDs by the box load). Also, Goodwill is in many cases a better alternative to used book/media stores as their "fair market values" listed on the Goodwill site are universal and not based on the media content or popularity and are tax deductible(mind you have to itemize your taxes which can be a pain). I found Goodwill to be a much better deal at $1.99 per CD off next years taxes rather than the $20.00 offered on my 128 CDs(all good condition and in original cases) by Half Price. Goodwill stated prices for some items(full list available online): CD/DVD-$1.99, Hardcover Books-$1.79, Softcover Books-$.89, Children's Books-$.59, Videos-$.99

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★★☆☆☆

Watch yourself when selling items to Half Price, they tend to say something to the effect of "We'll take everything for $6.50", but that really means "We'll buy these 7 items for $6.50 and take the other 60 items for free". Ask specifically what they're offering of the items that your selling, they tend to do this most with bulk drop offs(say your moving and cleaning out old books or CDs by the box load). Also, Goodwill is in many cases a better alternative to used book/media stores as their "fair market values" listed on the Goodwill site are universal and not based on the media content or popularity and are tax deductible(mind you have to itemize your taxes which can be a pain). I found Goodwill to be a much better deal at $1.99 per CD off next years taxes rather than the $20.00 offered on my 128 CDs(all good condition and in original cases) by Half Price. Goodwill stated prices for some items(full list available online): CD/DVD-$1.99, Hardcover Books-$1.79, Softcover Books-$.89, Children's Books-$.59, Videos-$.99

Just a few things to keep in mind.

Pros: Decent prices on used books.

Cons: Intentionally hazy offers on buying books from customers.

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This is the perfect place for book aficionados. Though the stock is not constant or the easiest to access (no computer records), the prices are the best! I have found brand new bestsellers at half price and other great treasures. Be prepared to spend some time shopping though because they have more than just books: greeting cards, cds, movies.

PROS: Great prices and fun products, perfect for gifts
CONS: No computer database and sometimes things are hard to find

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★★★★☆

This is the perfect place for book aficionados. Though the stock is not constant or the easiest to access (no computer records), the prices are the best! I have found brand new bestsellers at half price and other great treasures. Be prepared to spend some time shopping though because they have more than just books: greeting cards, cds, movies.

PROS: Great prices and fun products, perfect for gifts
CONS: No computer database and sometimes things are hard to find

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Half priced books is absolutely awesome! I always go there to look for the books I need to buy for school. The employees are very kind and helpful. Most of the time I found what I need at a VERY GOOD PRICE, but occasionally they dont have books that are in high demand by students. (such as SAT prep).

PROS: Great deal, nice employees!
CONS: Sometimes, they do not carry books that are in high demand by students.

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★★★★☆

Half priced books is absolutely awesome! I always go there to look for the books I need to buy for school. The employees are very kind and helpful. Most of the time I found what I need at a VERY GOOD PRICE, but occasionally they dont have books that are in high demand by students. (such as SAT prep).

PROS: Great deal, nice employees!
CONS: Sometimes, they do not carry books that are in high demand by students.

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I love visiting this store! Just wandering around, you can find best sellers, collections, and the more rare books you've never seen. I get lost in sections with my favorite genre. I actually found a hard back collection from a classic author (practically untouched) for about $3. I mean, where else can you find that kind of price?

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★★★★☆

I love visiting this store! Just wandering around, you can find best sellers, collections, and the more rare books you've never seen. I get lost in sections with my favorite genre. I actually found a hard back collection from a classic author (practically untouched) for about $3. I mean, where else can you find that kind of price?

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I am in love with this store! They have (most) every type of book that you would look for! even text books. At better prices that you can find any where else!

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I am in love with this store! They have (most) every type of book that you would look for! even text books. At better prices that you can find any where else!

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an ok place but dont go trying to get a good deal on something you have to sell. the workers take great joy in telling you how little they will pay you for your stuff.

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an ok place but dont go trying to get a good deal on something you have to sell. the workers take great joy in telling you how little they will pay you for your stuff.

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Half Price Books is the best/worst thing that I ever discovered. You can find a myriad of books here for really good prices. However, you can't go in looking for something specific or you're bound to be let down. Their inventory is made up of used books (which they buy for a pretty low price, but you can sell them your books if you need the dough) and redlined new product. They're the best coz I find all sorts of stuff that I want. They're the worst coz it's cheap enough that I buy them all. And end up with bigger bills than I want. RECOMMEND.

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★★★★☆

Half Price Books is the best/worst thing that I ever discovered. You can find a myriad of books here for really good prices. However, you can't go in looking for something specific or you're bound to be let down. Their inventory is made up of used books (which they buy for a pretty low price, but you can sell them your books if you need the dough) and redlined new product. They're the best coz I find all sorts of stuff that I want. They're the worst coz it's cheap enough that I buy them all. And end up with bigger bills than I want. RECOMMEND.

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Half Price Books West Lane Avenue - Columbus, Ohio - Buy and sell new and used books, CDs, LPs, DVDs, comic books, textbooks, magazines, electronics, games, nostalgia, stationery and more!

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