Hi all, I thought I'd share a story with you. I went to a National Trust gardens on Thursday. I don't know if you Americans have something similar to the NT, but that would still interest me quite a bit. Anyway, whilst we were walking around, a sign caught my eye. 'Second hand bookshop'. "Well well," thought I, "I really ought to have a look." So I walked into this small room, stuffed with books ranging in subjects, fiction, non-fiction. I walked over to the small corner with science books (I dislike fiction), looking for something that might interest me. A number of biology books, and then-wow! A book on electronic test measurement and calibration! How much could this be? £2. I'll be having that thank you. There was also only one physics book - 'Introduction to Nuclear Physics'. This book was quite old - second ed, printed in the early 50s. How much was this? £6.50. Well, it seemed a shame to leave it, so I bought that aswell. After reading them, I checked them out on Google. The electronic book was selling for about £10, and the nuclear physics was selling upwards of £50! The moral of the story - go out and support good causes. Not only do you find gems like this, but you can still learn many great things from these old books. What have been your great bargains? @Loosewire, I hope that you're back now. Few posts.