Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Postcard Discovery.

Postcard Books
I know some people have a hard time finding postcards to buy... I'm seem to be lucky, they are everywhere here! We have them at our local Walgreen's, The UPS store, Walmart, and every once and a while a gas station (more so, the truck stop ones). I think Cracker Barrel might even have some - though I haven't been in there to look. I'm also always buying a small handful whenever I go to a park with a gift shop.

If you can't by postcards around town, you can try online. People often sell '"lots" of them on eBay - if you go that route though, be sure they are blank cards. Lately I have been visiting the Amazon website looking at postcard booklets... there are so many and they are so tempting to buy. The only problem is... you can't get a booklet of 30 or so for under 10 bucks When you figure in shipping, that is too much in my opinion.

Okay, so the reason I'm writing this post is to tell you about another place I found to look for postcards. Your used bookstore! I went in today to browse and happened to come across a bundle of individual cards on the counter. I decided I'd ask about all these postcard booklets I've been looking at online. Score! They had some. I ended up buying three booklets. Two were $5 and the other one was only $1! I probably should have haggled about the price on the two more expensive ones, because all of the books were 30 over-sized postcards... but I was still happy to go home with 60 postcards for $11 bucks. They are in absolute perfect condition - it sure beats 10 bucks each!

10 comments:

  1. I have to say I have a terrible time finding postcards! Even individual tourist-y ones are hard to find here, and they're all covered bridges. Thanks for the tips, I'll try looking closer in these places. I was finally able to find some Anne Taintor cards on Amazon. Hopefully the local stores will have some!

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  2. That is a totally awesome discovery - If you ever see that Deserts one again at that price!- grab it for me!!! I'm about to change my Postcrossing profile so deserts and cacti are in it more specifically.

    Annie

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  3. Wow! That is fantastic! Don't you just love a bargain!

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  4. i got some at a used bookstore awhile ago but it wasn't booklets it was just regular postcards. Locally made I believe (at least local to the state.)

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  5. Larissa - you got yourself some good cards ;-) I have those on my wish list of stuff to buy on amazon someday.

    Annie - Will do!

    Katy- I got some loose ones too, but they were your typical 25 cents - so I didn't really get deal on those :-/ but It's good that you got local ones! mine weren't local!

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  6. Score! Postcards are so expensive here around $2-3 each! I wish we had discount places but no such luck!

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  7. I found 5 postcards for $2 yesterday at the local reststop on the parkway. I live by the beach in NJ & there are a lot of touristy places too (t-shirt shops, etc.). I figured since all of my postcards were going to another country it would be fun to send out New Jersey ones. I always see them in souvenir shops. Sure, some are basic, but they're not bad. Also, flea markets have them too, but a lot of times they are collectors & charge like $3-$8 a postcard, that's pretty steep. $0.40 a piece was right up my alley yesterday!

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  8. Thanks for the tip! You know I am one of those who can't find any around in any of those spots you mentioned. I was able to get some at our museum and space center.

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  9. Great post. Answered my question because I just can't seem to find any postcards around here in South Florida. Tried Walmart, but not Walgreens. Will look around more and try online. Thanks for yet another great post.

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  10. Very cool discovery... but I have been just using ones I had made on Moo. I like giving the personal feel! :D

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