I have had a look at Green Metropolis a few times but never used it. It is a book recycling site where anyone can list books very easily. From their site:
We are a company dedicated to encouraging our members to recycle their books, therefore whether it’s a latest release or last year’s bestseller, all paperbacks, hardbacks and audio books all cost just £3.75 to buy (and include free delivery on all standard sized paperbacks). Plus we donate 5p from the sale of each book to the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity the Woodland Trust, to support Woodland Creation. However heavier books such as hardbacks or large format paperbacks may incur a small delivery charge, in order to help cover the extra postage costs. Delivery charges are tailored to individual books but usual range from 50p to £4.50 depending upon the books size and weight.
Most books are £3.75 which includes postage for most paperbacks. Green Metropolis take 75p from each sale. Sellers can discount their books by a set amount of pence or by offering 3 for 2 and they can add extra postage for heavy books. Bearing in mind that even if the seller is offering books for a penny of Amazon (the bane of my life, penny books, as you can imagine) you're paying £2.76 including postage then Green Metropolis offers a good deal especially with the 3 for 2 offers.
Feeling the need for a few new paperbacks to refresh the TBR pile I took the plunge and made an order on Monday. This was my choice:
I was impressed by the price and by the condition and by the speed of postage. The packaging was fine too - often not the case with amateur sellers or even professional ones. The seller I bought from has a very good selection on 3 for 2 and as good service deserves a recommendation I hope this link will take you to his/her pages but you might need to be logged in, if not you'll need to search for member 53717. Meanwhile, as Pooh says of honey, I think I might take Something Borrowed into a corner and make sure no-one disturbs it.