Results for - Thrift Store Books

1,869 voters participated in this survey

1. Do you like buying books from thrift stores?

Yes
46%
836 votes
No
28%
501 votes
Not Applicable
26%
463 votes

2. Whether you ended up buying it or not, have you ever found an extremely unusual or a valuable book at a thrift store or junk shop? (If you have, please share the story with us in the comments)

Yes
16%
280 votes
No
47%
837 votes
Undecided
6%
112 votes
Not Applicable
32%
571 votes

3. My husband and I are on a weekend trip, so I used the opportunity to visit a thrift store in another part of the state I don't frequently visit. We of course looked at the books and I found a beautiful, antique-looking bible. When I opened the bible, I immediately noticed the family tree had been neatly filled in over the generations, making it obvious I was holding someone's family bible. Have you ever come across what was clearly a family heirloom while junking or thrift shopping?

Yes
16%
279 votes
No
49%
890 votes
Undecided
7%
130 votes
Not Applicable
28%
501 votes

4. Believing it had to have been donated in error, I alerted the clerk and handed her the bible. She consulted with someone I assumed to be a supervisor, then brought the bible back to me with an offer to let me buy it at an even deeper discount. If you were in that situation, would you have purchased the bible?

Yes
30%
546 votes
No
21%
385 votes
Undecided
21%
371 votes
Not Applicable
28%
498 votes

5. If you said 'yes', would you attempt to find someone from the family who originally owned the bible and then return it to them?

Yes
30%
539 votes
No
13%
242 votes
Undecided
16%
286 votes
Not Applicable
41%
733 votes
06/07/2016 Living 1869 35 By: Asdisir

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