The whole point is to get donor manuals because we have no use for paper manuals once the conversion is complete. Also, the donor will receive their paper manual back in perfect shape, sans the binding PLUS they will get a FREE copy of the text searchable CD and all of its bonus content. That is a win-win.
Also, manuals to be bid upon are often not described accurately. We need premium manuals in order to get a good conversion.
However, if we have to resort to purchasing manuals on Ebay then we will do so.