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message 1: by Deviki (new)

Deviki | 182 comments Hey there people .....
Any of you know any secondhand book store that sells cheap books.....i mean the last one we (my sis n i) went to was really bad and EXPENSIVE !!! and the keeper was quite strict about NOT bargaining….quite rude too ……


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miaomiao (ajeep) | 155 comments have u tried payless?


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Ulya A.K | 263 comments miaomiao wrote: "have u tried payless?"

Where is that payless store in OU? I tried looking for it the last time i went there.. but err, i got hungry so malas nak cari.. haha..


message 4: by Khairul Hezry, I hate people but not you. You, I like. (new)

Khairul Hezry | 2357 comments Mod
Didn't payless 1utama close shop last year? Haven't been there this year, so can't be sure.


message 5: by Deviki (new)

Deviki | 182 comments Ulya wrote: "miaomiao wrote: "have u tried payless?"

Where is that payless store in OU? I tried looking for it the last time i went there.. but err, i got hungry so malas nak cari.. haha.."


same me too back when i was at uni we got so tired we just gave up LOL


message 6: by Deviki (new)

Deviki | 182 comments what !! why??? I rarely go to One Utama nowadays .....any other payless stores in KL


message 7: by miaomiao (new)

miaomiao (ajeep) | 155 comments i'm not sure which payless outlets still open. there used to be outlets in IOI Mall, Summit Parade, Jaya Mall, and... hmmm??? I used to go to the one in Ampang Point, but it closed down last year.


message 8: by Kataklicik (new)

Kataklicik | 714 comments No more PayLess outlets la - they move around with their sales. The last one was at 3K in Subang Jaya last week, my regular haunt tapi tak pegi kali ni sebab demam teruk hahahaha


message 9: by Deviki (new)

Deviki | 182 comments what the ......so right now the payless outlet pupus ready lah ???
Aiyooo !!


message 10: by Khairul Hezry, I hate people but not you. You, I like. (new)

Khairul Hezry | 2357 comments Mod
There's a 2nd hand bookshop in Pasar Seni (yes, I call it Pasar Seni not Central Market or CM. I'm old school). Ground floor, near the....erm, actually haven't been there in years so I don't remember but it's on the ground floor. Check it out!


message 11: by Johnny (new)

Johnny B. Rempit (johnnyrempit) | 287 comments The place Khairul mentioned is quite good actually. But almost half the store is full of romance novels. Mills & Boon, Harlequin etc. You can either buy or rent the books there. Another place is in Lucky Garden Bangsar. Same row as Restoran Syed. Behind TMC. It's another rent or buy place.


message 12: by miaomiao (new)

miaomiao (ajeep) | 155 comments kedai tu dekat belah entrance dari parking lot. kedai tu kedai buku second hand ke? i thought dia sewakan buku2 tu? coz last time i nak beli, dia cakap untuk sewa.


message 13: by Johnny (new)

Johnny B. Rempit (johnnyrempit) | 287 comments Ooopppsss... I stand corrected. Now I remember why I don't go to the shop in Lucky Garden anymore. But the shop in CM/Pasar Seni do sell some of their books.


message 14: by Deviki (new)

Deviki | 182 comments Khairul H. wrote: "There's a 2nd hand bookshop in Pasar Seni (yes, I call it Pasar Seni not Central Market or CM. I'm old school). Ground floor, near the....erm, actually haven't been there in years so I don't remem..."

Oh i know that store .....been there during my school days ....i won't say its the best but the man there is quite friendly LOL


message 15: by Deviki (new)

Deviki | 182 comments Johnny wrote: "The place Khairul mentioned is quite good actually. But almost half the store is full of romance novels. Mills & Boon, Harlequin etc. You can either buy or rent the books there. Another place is in..."
Yeah the P.seni store is stacked with romance books...which i'm NOT into but sometimes you get to find the really old old edition of some books
Been there too (behind TMC)...begining of last year ...ok lah kot


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Rizal Nasri | 23 comments payless @ OU memang dah tutup. Tapi payless still buat monthly warehouse sales ...boleh check www.paylessbooks.com.my

book xcess pun not bad. Kalau tak pun kata pasar pagi shah alam hari ahad ada 2-3 car boot sales yang jual buku terpakai


message 17: by Nurul (new)

Nurul (nurulhidayahyahya) | 242 comments dekat pasar seni tu dulu-dulu memang rajin cari novel Sophie Kinsella, sewa dalam RM4. nak beli sayang duit sebab nak baca sekali je pun..gelak-gelak..habis..

patutlah minggu lepas pegi OU cari payless tak jumpa..merata pusing-pusing dalam tu.


message 18: by Fred (new)

Fred Michael (firefield) | 3 comments Hi.. have you tried Junk Bookstore along Jalan H.S. Lee in town? The collections there are extensive, the books are pretty old, and there is room to bargain prices - just don't look too interested in the books. Also available are really hard to find books - I recently got a Michael Moorcock classic for under RM15 :)


message 19: by Deviki (new)

Deviki | 182 comments Nurul wrote: "dekat pasar seni tu dulu-dulu memang rajin cari novel Sophie Kinsella, sewa dalam RM4. nak beli sayang duit sebab nak baca sekali je pun..gelak-gelak..habis..

patutlah minggu lepas pegi OU cari..."


Betul last time back when i was at the school i too would drag my mom go that place to sewa books LOL


message 20: by Deviki (new)

Deviki | 182 comments Fred wrote: "Hi.. have you tried Junk Bookstore along Jalan H.S. Lee in town? The collections there are extensive, the books are pretty old, and there is room to bargain prices - just don't look too interested ..."

WOW really??? I never heard of that place .....WOW good info though ....I'll try NOT to look too interested in the books .....Thanks a bunch !!! :)


message 21: by Kataklicik (new)

Kataklicik | 714 comments Looking not too serious about the books...?

Fail la...! :D


message 22: by Khairul Hezry, I hate people but not you. You, I like. (new)

Khairul Hezry | 2357 comments Mod
Can laaa. Do this:

"So, ermmm...*yawn* how much for all these books? How much? *sigh* I don't suppose you could give a discount? Say, 20%? *looks at fingernails*"

Lots of yawning and sighing.


message 23: by Deviki (new)

Deviki | 182 comments Khairul H. wrote: "Can laaa. Do this:

"So, ermmm...*yawn* how much for all these books? How much? *sigh* I don't suppose you could give a discount? Say, 20%? *looks at fingernails*"

Lots of yawning and sighing."


tried that ones when i was buying a blouse .....didn't work the makcik stare back blank at me for along time.....i got scared and bought it anyway....no discount


message 24: by Norziati (new)

Norziati | 378 comments My experience:

1) Junk Book Store di Jalan Tun HS Lee, tidak jauh dari err....apa nama bank tu, tak ingat. OCBC ke?

2)Bazaar Warisan di Pasar Besar Seremban, setiap Ahad bermula jam 7 pagi. Ada Uncle lambakkan buku-buku lama, dijual semurah RM 3 senaskhah. Banyak ensiklopedia, National Geographic, novel langka (pernah dapat novel Pertentangan karya SN S Othman Kelantan terbitan sulung), novel Inggeris pun melambak. Pernah jumpa Da Vinci Code, The Chronicle of Narnia, LOTR dan HP. Seeloknya datang awal sebelum kena serbu dengan orang lain

3) Book Chest di The Mall. Kedai ni sewa buku tapi ada juga yang dijual. Cuma tak berapa menarik sebab banyak novel Melayu, maksud saya novel-novel cinta

Selain tu kalau di luar KL, saya selalu dengar Novel Hut di Ipoh (dalam Jusco atau Giant) dan Chowrasta di Pulau Pinang. Dua-dua ni well known and truly heaven.

Walau bagaimanapun, pilihan saya tetapi no 2.


message 25: by Khairul Hezry, I hate people but not you. You, I like. (new)

Khairul Hezry | 2357 comments Mod
Deviki wrote: "tried that ones when i was buying a blouse .....didn't work the makcik stare back blank at me for along time.....i got scared and bought it anyway....no discount"

This made me laugh! :)


message 26: by Deviki (new)

Deviki | 182 comments Khairul H. wrote: "Deviki wrote: "tried that ones when i was buying a blouse .....didn't work the makcik stare back blank at me for along time.....i got scared and bought it anyway....no discount"

This made me laugh..."


HEHEHEH


message 27: by Suzainur (new)

Suzainur | 163 comments Can only share of those that I know in Klang Valley.

Rental bookstores are aplenty. There are at least 3 in SS2 (2 of them specialising in Chinese books). I usually frequent the one the same row with the Police Station; a few doors (same block) with CIMB bank. It's on the 2nd floor. The staircase to it is two doors away from the meat floss shop. Rental price depends on whether book is hardcover, trade paperback or paperback. Not cheap, but they have new releases.

The one in Central Market has a good range and variety; prices go down with the age of the books. But you need to really dig as they are not well organised. It's in the row facing the bus stand of Lebuh/Medan Pasar (I think that's the road).

There is one in PJ New Town, a tiny shop facing the Menara MBPJ, same row with a Sports Toto, I think. Decent enough selection.

If you want to buy outright, you can go to the one in Amcorp Mall. Top floor, a few doors from the Kenny Rogers. Not well organised, kinda dusty.

Or you can go to BookXcess, same floor. Paperbacks can be had from RM 5 to RM 17.90. These are NEW BOOKS, mind you, at 2nd hand price. They have the odd imprints of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman that I don't see at either MPH or Borders.

Hope this helps!


message 28: by Khairul Hezry, I hate people but not you. You, I like. (new)

Khairul Hezry | 2357 comments Mod
They have the odd imprints of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman that I don't see at either MPH or Borders.

I think those are the US editions which have different covers. Books sold in MPH et al. are usually the UK edition (even books that were first published in the US, we stil get the UK edition).


message 29: by Faa (new)

Faa | 22 comments So far, the best secondhand store for me would be the 'Kedai Uncle' @ Central Market. The one that our fellow members mentioned above. The books are cheap IF, you can spend time and dig around, books by books, row by row. I always bought books around RM3 perbook there! If u are lucky, the book would be in a good condition, sometimes like brand new one. But if not, RM3 perbook would substitute to a worn out book, with pages hanging indefinately and of course, it looks like a battered book..

Still, Kedai Uncle so far offered me the lowest price of books that i can find. And yes, i agreed with Deviki- the Uncles there are helpful. Just name the books, and he'll know where to find it for u!

Apart from that, i've been smitten by Book Xcess over and over again. what more can i ask when i can get brand new book with RM9.90 per book? Insanely true!

Anyhow, i never heard about the H.S Lee bookshop before. I'll go to the H.S Lee bookshop someday soon..

Till then, happy hunting and have a good buy :-)


message 30: by Idu Chang (new)

Idu Chang | 30 comments Norziati wrote: "My experience:

2)Bazaar Warisan di Pasar Besar Seremban, setiap Ahad bermula jam 7 pagi. Ada U..."


Xtahu pulak kt seremban pun ada jual buku terpakai...dalam pasar seremban ke ???


message 31: by Lilys (new)

Lilys (gdiz) | 207 comments Semalam sempat memborong buku di secondhand book store di Penang. Tingkat 2 bangunan Chowrasta(betul ke ejaan ni). Kebetulan outstation site kat sana.Huh..gila dibuatnya. Byk betul buku. Best sgt. Selasa lepas br tau ada secondhand book store kat situ..huhu


message 32: by Khairul Hezry, I hate people but not you. You, I like. (new)

Khairul Hezry | 2357 comments Mod
Chowrasta memang famous.


message 33: by Kataklicik (new)

Kataklicik | 714 comments Yep, Memang famous. But all those years we lived there and I never visited it for the books. Only went for the jeruk hahaha


message 34: by Lilys (new)

Lilys (gdiz) | 207 comments Kataklicik wrote: "Yep, Memang famous. But all those years we lived there and I never visited it for the books. Only went for the jeruk hahaha"

heheh..ni pun sebab nak beli jeruk. selama ni dok beli jeruk je tak tau atas tu ada kedai buku scondhand..


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Ummu Auni (ummuauni) | 539 comments I should try Junk Book Store tu
Dulu selalu pergi Pasar Seni, but then, as BookXcess lagi banyak buku yang dilihat dan berkenan, I ended buying the books at BookXcess. Yup, kedai buku di Pasar Seni tu, banyak romance novels...


message 36: by Khairul Hezry, I hate people but not you. You, I like. (new)

Khairul Hezry | 2357 comments Mod
Ummu Auni wrote: "I should try Junk Book Store tu
Dulu selalu pergi Pasar Seni, but then, as BookXcess lagi banyak buku yang dilihat dan berkenan, I ended buying the books at BookXcess. Yup, kedai buku di Pasar Seni..."


Banyak buku romance dan buku Agatha Christie. Dulu lah, tahun lewat 90an dulu. Skrg ni tak tau sebab dah tak pergi.

Seksyen romance penuh dgn wanita Melayu. Tempat Agatha Christie & fiksyen barat, saya dgn kawan je yg duk menyibuk. Mula-mula kecewa le jugak tgk perangai mereka asyik baca romance novels je tapi pikir balik, sekurang-kurangnya mereka membaca, ye tak?


message 37: by Ummu Auni (new)

Ummu Auni (ummuauni) | 539 comments Khairul, masih lagi banyak romance novels, (back in 2007/08)

Last pergi, they've thrown out really old novels and it's much better organised. But, women still splurge at romance section sebabnya...buku yang ganti baru tu pun, masih buku romance :D

Yang kelakarnya, saya dengan adik splurge pergi tengok buku James Patterson, Jodi Picoult at other novels section tu. Tak ada orang berebut pun :P


message 38: by Suzainur (new)

Suzainur | 163 comments Khairul H. wrote: "Ummu Auni wrote: "I should try Junk Book Store tu
Dulu selalu pergi Pasar Seni, but then, as BookXcess lagi banyak buku yang dilihat dan berkenan, I ended buying the books at BookXcess. Yup, kedai ..."


Heh. That just shows to you the romance market is HUGE. Because more women read than men.

Truth is, romance readers can be pretty eclectic in their taste. I read romance and urban fantasy and non-fiction history etc. Another friend reads thrillers.

But also, do consider that many, if not most romance writers, blend a great deal of other elements in their writing; so it could be a thriller/urban fantasy/whatever with romantic elements.

We want our gore and thrills, but we also want the girl to get the guy at the end.

*grin*


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Syahira  | 752 comments actually a lot of romance sucks... and some like harlequins is easier to let go than most books. But i rarely buy anything from romance section of BXcess. mostly it was chic lit which are so blah and boring.. I hate chic lit to my bones. Give me blood-thirsty guys, gun-trotting girls and zombie monsters any day. I always complains BXcess on its horror section a.k.a. paranormal romance section. There's barely anything worth of note. Same with the one in pasar seni... blergh...mostly mcm alternate version of twilight romance.

Tp usually aku baca adult romance.. hehe.. tak main la buku kepunyaan makcik2 ni.


Ada satu kedai buku 2cnd hand kat amcorp mall, depan escalator floor BX. Masuk je, mcm kena serang asthma je rasa.... claustrophobic giler.

Tak tau la kedai payless kat atria dj ada lagi ke tak. yg tu, bagi aku, kedai payless yg paling bersih sekali. Tapi tak pernah gi sejak 2003.. tak tau la ada lagi ke tak.

Dulu, zaman sekolah kat amcorp mall ada kedai payless gak, sebelum kat lot lama Bookxcess. Selalu beli buku kat situ.

ada jumpa org jual buku depan monorail KLsentral.. tak tau la ada lagi ke tak. Tapi time tu ingat sbb diorg jual buku Dan Brown's Lost Symbol rm24 waktu buku tu baru kuar. haha


kat ss7 kelana jaya ada gak jual buku second hand, tepi guardian and kedai dvd pirate... tp kedai ni kecik sgt, bosan je tgk buku dia.


message 40: by Suzainur (new)

Suzainur | 163 comments Syahira wrote: "actually a lot of romance sucks... and some like harlequins is easier to let go than most books. But i rarely buy anything from romance section of BXcess. mostly it was chic lit which are so blah a..."

I agree that BookXcess punya romance section is pretty insipid unless you lucked out. They mostly stock authors that don't excite me as well. As for the paranormal romance, the genre is still growing. I'd say 3 out of 4, you're gonna be disappointed with poor plots, annoying Mary Sue characters and lousy follow through. I got lucky when I found authors like Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs, Carrie Vaughn and Jennifer Estep (Spider series).

As much as I haunt 2nd book stores, I end up renting more than buying because:

a) to get more bang out of my buck
b) if I don't like the book I can always toss it back and get my deposit.

*grin*

Oh, and the description of the 2nd hand book shop at Amcorp? Spot on.


message 41: by Lilys (new)

Lilys (gdiz) | 207 comments Terbaca di blog Zahiril Adzim - http://zahiriladzim.blogspot.com/, ibunya ada membuka booth buku-buku secondhand di Space U8, Bukit Jelutong. Bolehlah cuba ke sana ;)


message 42: by Mohamed (new)

Mohamed Yosri (yosri) | 36 comments Ada satu kedai rent/second hand di Ampang Point, 2nd floor sama level dengan Popular. Banyak novel cinta Melayu &v Mills & Boon, yawnnn. Got excited jumpa buku Siri Bercakap Dengan Jin. Errr... dah lama dah tak melawat. Jauh sikit dan area sukar parking. Rental 1 mth untuk buku baru.


message 43: by Fred (new)

Fred Michael (firefield) | 3 comments Yeah, seriously, don't look too interested in the books at the Junk bookstore; if you salivate over a first-edition of some hardbound book, you'll be made to pay top dollar for it.

I haven't been back in a long while, hope it's still there.

Never really tried bookxcess or book chest. These days I do all my "reading" during the commute through audiobooks.


message 44: by Ee (new)

Ee Idris (eeidris) | 6 comments Hi there! There is this website, thriftbooks.com where I always shop for used books. I know it's sounds cheezy but it's a real deal. This is a really really good bookstore. Aside from getting cheap used books (and sometime new), you are also helping them from sending the books to the landfill. The shipping is free if you're in the USA and Canada. But, don't worry! They ship books to the rest of the world, too. I dont know for how much, but you can always try. Of course the price is is USD, but hey it's cheaper than buying a new book and it's for a good cause, too. Just check it out. You'll fall in love with the site instantly! Let me know!


message 45: by Syahira (new)

Syahira  | 752 comments I went to Junk Bookstore a month ago or so. Honestly, I don't mind the pricing for rare books. I'm a regular at Kinokuniya and they can bleed you dry. There's a secondhand bookstore in PJ called Skoob Books. I'm still deciding whether I want to go there this weekend


message 47: by Wafa (new)

Wafa | 21 comments If anyone jumpa kedai buku yang jual buku bahasa jerman please let me know. Or you yourself ada buku-buku jerman nak let go ke kan.

Terima kasih


message 48: by Lailatul (new)

Lailatul Hawa | 3 comments I sell preloved English novels
please visit http://lailaprelovedbooks.blogspot.com/


message 49: by Deviki (new)

Deviki | 182 comments Norziati wrote: "My experience:

1) Junk Book Store di Jalan Tun HS Lee, tidak jauh dari err....apa nama bank tu, tak ingat. OCBC ke?

2)Bazaar Warisan di Pasar Besar Seremban, setiap Ahad bermula jam 7 pagi. Ada U..."


OOOOhhhhh I love bookshops near train station (sadly I can't drive)

The Book Chest
4.71, 4th Floor, The Mall, 100 Jalan Putra, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia

I have to check this out. I've tried to google it but i don't see any pictures of that shop. Anyone been there ?


message 50: by Deviki (new)

Deviki | 182 comments Suzainur wrote: "Can only share of those that I know in Klang Valley.

Rental bookstores are aplenty. There are at least 3 in SS2 (2 of them specialising in Chinese books). I usually frequent the one the same row w..."


I've been a loyal customer of BookXcess for 4 or 5 years back when they had the tiny shop LOL. Yeah that bookshop next to Kenny Rogers is shutdown for sometime now. I've always wanted to try there though.

The thing about rentals is that they are mostly filled with Boon and Mills love stories or cheesy (sorry to say) chic flicks. Which I don't like.


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