We read five words on the first page of a really good novel and we begin to forget that we are reading printed words on a page; we begin to see images.
1. Is the price of a book relative to its condition important to you? (For example, would you pay $1.00 for a book in really bad condition as long as it was merely readable?)
2. When you shop for books do you prefer the book to be in good condition?
3. If you could get a book in good condition at 50% off its cover price, would you buy that book?