I have no doubt there are still many people out there who haven't caught on to the glory of GameFAQs, and certainly guides from days gone by have a certain charm and collectable value. And of course when they're reduced to a penny, there's no harm in making a purchase.
But do any of you hip folks here still buy player's guides? I suppose they're all shiny and have nice pictures and stuff, but I can scarcely imagine they're worth twenty bucks each. Maybe there are some extra-thick ones for real complex games that might be handy to have as a desk reference, but even then they lack the searchability of a computerized version.