Thursday, March 17, 2005
More Bang for Your Buck: Bargain Books
We all know there's nothing cheap when it comes to flying out of town. But have you ever noticed how much money people spend just waiting for their flight. Well in tonight's more bang for the buck, we found an inexpensive alternative. If you like to read, travelers can now buy bestsellers for a lot less.
WSVN -- Attention, passengers! It may be the last place you'd look for a fair price. But if you're tired of sky high prices at the airport, purchasing books can now be a bargain.
Lou Bottino of the paradise shops: "Its really a half price sale."
Read and return in the Ft. Lauderdale airport is the ultimate buy back program.
Here, passengers buy the book at full price.
Then once they return it, they get half their money back.
Lou Bottino of the paradise shops: "Buy it, read it, and return it in six months."
But you don't have to return it to the store in ft. Lauderdale.
There are right now, read and returns in over fifty airports.
Lou Bottino of the paradise shops: "Probably about 70 percent of the new books we sold come back into the program."
And no book will be turned away... Even if a little turbulence spills coffee on your cover.
Lou Bottino of the paradise shops: "but if the book isn't in so good of condition we donate it to reading programs around the country."
Frequent flyer and frequent reader Louise Costello tried the program.
Louise Costello: "I don't particularly like flying so if i can keep occupied it makes the time pass by."
For Louise, it makes the friendly skies a little more financially friendly.
Lou Bottino of the paradise shops: "i thought this is cool. This will work everytime I travel and I can just keep recycling books."
Lou Bottino of the paradise shops: "now, instead of paying 3.95 for a magazine, I can get a book that will take longer to read."
Keep in mind, in South Florida, read and return is available in Ft. Lauderdale and West Palm but not Mia.
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