I came across this tip recently and figured I should share it with everyone. If you badly need a book but don't want to spend any cash buying it, why not let someone by it for you as a gift? According to the blogger, who wrote the article, all you need to do, is add the book to your Amazon wishlist and share it [the wishlist] with someone who will buy you a gift on any special day. Chances are, if that person is able to read between the lines, they'll get you the book as a gift. Ain't that cool? Now if you succeed once at getting others buying you stuff you need, make it a habit and you'll save a lot.