Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Book Depository

Books are expensive here in Australia, I mean REALLY expensive, I have never been able to fathom why. Huge taxes? Or are we just getting ripped off? Well, I have found a way to keep on buying all the lovely books I like without going broke...

A lot of you have probably already heard of The Book Depository but I only learnt of its existence myself recently...

I thought I'd do a little comparison between the Book Depository and 2 major book retailers here in Australia - Dymocks and Borders. Here goes...

Book Depository: $21.62
Dymocks: $39.95
Borders: $41.95

Book Depository: $38.34
Dymocks: $69.95
Borders: $69.95

Book Depository: $37.71
Dymocks: $95
Borders: $81.95

Book Depository: $18.29
Dymocks: $34.95
Borders: $32.95

Book Depository: $21.46
Dymocks: $29.95
Borders: $38.95

Huge differences in price as you can see, to buy all the above books in one go you would end up paying about half the price by using The Book Depository and the beauty is that the shipping is FREE, yes FREE shipping worldwide!!!

This is not an endorsed advert, my blog isn't that big!!! I just thought that maybe others out there who are sick of getting ripped off on book prices and may not have heard of it would appreciate the tip. The prices you see on the screen are in your own currency and alter due to exchange rates against the British Pound, they also have daily specials, eg last week you could have gotten Rick Stein for $16.40!!!

I know nothing can beat going into a book shop and whiling away the hours browsing books but why not do that? Go in, have a coffee, browse, pick out a few books you love then go home and order them online and save, save, save?

And here's one book I was able to remove from my wishlist :

You may remember me mentioning I won Grunge Queen's Giveaway, well my gorgeous new book arrived promptly last week and I am really enjoying it! It's full of gorgeous photos and really useful advice, it may be the very first decor book I actually read from cover to cover. Thanks again Grunge Queen :-)


Kate said...

Isn't it an amazing site? I bought so many Christmas presents from there - it's incredible. Such a relief: books are affordable again!!

Engracia said...

Love this site, a real money saver.

Thrifted Treasure said...

Kate, I'm having a flashback!! I think I actually might have first read about book depository on your blog!

Kate said...

Well I'm so glad it worked out for you! I spruik that site as if it were my own: and only out of sheer love for it :)

katiecrackernuts said...

What a great find. I'll have to go and look up some of the books I've been wanting for a while.

mylittlebirdie said...

it is such a fabulous website! i dont know how they can charge so little in comparison. it saves a fortune. i agree there's nothing like the feel, smell and eye candy in an independent bookstore but to be fair to my pocket i buy online.: )

Apron Thrift Girl said...

Wow you weren't kidding on the price of books. I can't imagine paying $70 for a cookbook. That is fabulous that you found an inexpensive way to buy books.

Anonymous said...

wow!!! huge difference!!!!

grunge-queen said...

You turned me onto the Book Depository - so thank YOU! Glad you're liking the book!

Missa said...

Thanks so much for posting about this, I just ordered my latest book club book from them and passed the link on to the rest of the gals in the club. Way better deal than Amazon!