Great Selection, Great Service.
Whenever I walk into Borders, or Joseph Beth, or Barnes & Noble, I wonder how it is possible for anyone to educate themselves: they all have row after row of useless paperback novel garbage, a brief acknowledgement of real art in the "literature" section, and nicely pinched between the heap of religion/spirituality bull, they have about ten or so books which they call the philosophy section.
Half Price Books , on the other hand, has many more sections, many more books per section, and better prices. They're well organized. And have a nice selection of movies and music, besides the best selection of books you can find in a store.
Great books, awful staff.
Why do ALL "Half Price Books" stores *insist* on hiring punk rockers as clerks? Every single person who works in these places has the look and attitude of the guitarist from "Nirvana". Is working there really so awful, they must insult everyone who walks through the door? And FORGET selling anyhting here. Fifty cents for a DVD purchased at $20.00? I think not. Fortunately, the selection in these stores (books, music, any media you want) is wonderful! Makes it worth gritting your teeth for ten minutes while these OSU dropouts make wisecracks about short hair...
Remember, this company DOES have a website with an open "customer comment" page. Use frequently! Maybe management will start enforcing courtesy upon their employees.