Where to buy books online?

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  1. CrowZer0

    CrowZer0 New Member

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    I buy most or all my books from Amazon and Play.com and just usually go with whoever is cheaper. Are there some obvious places I'm missing? They don't have to be brand new, but a very good condition.

    Where do you get your books from online? (I'm in the UK btw)
     
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    The Book Depository.
     
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    Thanks, taking a quick look at it, it seems to be quite expensive comparing Magician by Raymond E Feist
     
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    I think if they ship to the UK it will be quite expensive.

    Edit: But there is a co.uk version! :)
     
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    If you go to "Booksellers" and click on the advanced search, you can choose which country you want. I haven't used them outside the US, but I'm guessing this should make it cheaper.
     
  7. Loerwyn

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    The Book Depository is owned by Amazon, but its pricing is different and has much more reliable stock of reasonably priced US editions (particularly good if, like me, you tend towards Pyr, Tor US and Baen). Some books are more expensive on TBD than Amazon, but there's just as many that are cheaper on TBD than Amazon.
     
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    Yeah it's pretty sweet, how are the used quality usually? It comes down to 63p for the book (which is very cheap) but with the shipping it comes to a little over 3 pounds. It's that or 5 pounds from Amazon for brand new.
     
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    It just depends on the bookseller. There are so many. Mine have all been fine, I've gotten much worse quality from Amazon, but it just depends like Amazon.
     
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    I usually find pretty good deals on eBay.
     
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    I buy Books online from Dobazaar.com where I can get all books with good price. I love to read novels and there is great collection of there. you can visit that site
     
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    I've frequently bought from Abebooks. The books have always arrived promptly and in the condition advertised. The one exception was a shipment which never arrived, and I requested a refund and recieved the money back the next day.

    I've also bought from biblio.com and the nice thing with them is that I'm still buying from an independant bookseller.
     
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    Books

    :D I usually get my books either from Barnes N' Noble or Amazon.:)
     
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    e-Reader.com
    BookStrands
    Fictionwise.

    I'm on all of these and doing well as far as bestseller status. Pretty good selection and fields for picking price and genre.

    chris
     
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    I use biblio.com for used or OP books. It is an aggregator of online shops in the US, Canada, and the UK. You can sort by location and price to find the best deals
     
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    Hey thanks for the nice post. I also want to share my experence. Recently I bought sets of different books from shopbychoice.com
    They really give good discount and free shipping for books. I have a great experience!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Books Where to Buy them

    I'll usually buy my books from BN or AMAZON a majority of the time.
     
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    half.com is a good source for cheap used books and they categorize them by condition.
     
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    Amazon is the best I think! The Kindle app is free and you can download it on anything. But, there is also smashwords which has a ton of free indie books. Have you tried www.smashwords.com yet?

    I really like Amazon though. Amazon also has a thing authors subscribe to and they can run free promos through it. So, it seems there are always new selections of free book on Amazon. I loved Treasures of Darkness Treasures of Light. The prices on Amazon are great too!