Off topic: Online book store ships cheaply worldwide
Thread poster: Amy Duncan

Amy Duncan  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 21:10
Portuguese to English
+ ...
Oct 3, 2009

A friend of mine told me about this book store. Here's the URL: www.betterworldbooks.com/

They ship worldwide for $3.97. This is of interest to expats like myself looking for books in English. Amazon charges around $12 per book to Brazil, which can work out all right if you find books for a few pennies (which they have), but this new site is another, and possibly better option. I haven't tried it out yet, but will very soon. Just wanted to share this info with my colleagues.


 

RichardDeegan
Local time: 19:10
Spanish to English
Thank you, Amy Oct 3, 2009

Thank you so much for posting this. It looks like a great place for dealing with one of my two major addictions. (Old movies, music and TV shows now basically resolved by other means).

 

Marie Weber  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 02:10
Member (2008)
English to German
That is fantastic! Oct 3, 2009

Thank you for sharing this link. I've been looking for an easy and cost-saving way to get hold of - more, more, more! - English literature. No need to rely on the big A anymore.

Marie


 

clauswe
Romania
Local time: 03:10
French to Romanian
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free Amazon e-books Oct 4, 2009

I have saved this link long time ago and hope you can make use of it too : www.amazon.com/b/ref=kinw_clar_clar_4?_encoding=UTF8&node=283155


Books like :

Bestsellers

Kindle Store: Top 100
Updated hourly

1. 6 days in the top 100
The Mark
by Jason Pinter
$0.00


3. 3 days in the top 100
The Templar Legacy: A Novel
by Steve Berry
$0.00

4. 13 days in the top 100
Giving Chase
by Lauren Dane
$0.00

5. 12 days in the top 100
Keeper, The
by Sarah, Langan
$0.00

6. 4 days in the top 100
The Demon Awakens
by R.A. Salvatore
$0.00

7. 3 days in the top 100
Starfist: First to Fight
by David Sherman
$0.00

8. 6 days in the top 100
Discovering Dani: Jamesville Book 1
by N. J. Walters
$0.00

9. 27 days in the top 100
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
by Benjamin, 1706-1790 Franklin
$0.00


you would need Kindle to read them but you can download a free software from here: http://ebookstore.sony.com/download/


 

Geraldine Oudin  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Japanese to French
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Oh no...! Oct 4, 2009

The problem when the shipping is cheap is that I end up spending a lot....
Thank you Amy!

*******
http://geraldineoudin.com


 

Kathrin Berger  Identity Verified
New Zealand
Local time: 12:10
Member (2009)
German to English
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Free Shipping Worldwide Oct 4, 2009

The Book Depository, an online bookstore in the UK ships books free worldwide.

Here's the link
www.thebookdepository.co.uk

The service is pretty good - I usually get my books within a week (and I live in NZ).


 

Aniello Scognamiglio  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 02:10
English to German
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Thanks a lot, Amy! Oct 4, 2009

Did you also read the "About us" part and the FAQs?

Best,
Aniello Scognamiglio


 

Amy Duncan  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 21:10
Portuguese to English
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Page no longer exists Oct 4, 2009

[quote]clauswe wrote:

I have saved this link long time ago and hope you can make use of it too : www.amazon.com/b/ref=kinw_clar_clar_4?_encoding=UTF8&node=283155

When I click on the URL it says the page doesn't exist.


 

Amy Duncan  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 21:10
Portuguese to English
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Yes and no Oct 4, 2009

Aniello Scognamiglio wrote:

Did you also read the "About us" part and the FAQs?

Best,
Aniello Scognamiglio


I read the "About us" (great!) but didn't get to the FAQs yet.


 

Amy Duncan  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 21:10
Portuguese to English
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Hmmm.... Oct 4, 2009


I read the "About us" (great!) but didn't get to the FAQs yet.


Actually, I can't find any FAQs on the site.


 

Aniello Scognamiglio  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 02:10
English to German
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http://www.betterworldbooks.com/info.aspx?f=iaq Oct 4, 2009

Amy Duncan wrote:


I read the "About us" (great!) but didn't get to the FAQs yet.


Actually, I can't find any FAQs on the site.


Click on "About us", then, on the left-hand side, click on FAQ.
Your screen should look like this one:
http://www.betterworldbooks.com/info.aspx?f=iaq


 

Amy Duncan  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 21:10
Portuguese to English
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TOPIC STARTER
Thanks, Aniello Oct 4, 2009

It was fun to read about how they got started, too.

 

Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 02:10
Member (2005)
English to Spanish
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Indeed! And cheaper! Oct 5, 2009

Kathrin Berger wrote:
The Book Depository, an online bookstore in the UK ships books free worldwide.
Here's the link
www.thebookdepository.co.uk

Indeed. I made an Amazon order (to Amazon in Germany) very recently and compared the prices with those of TheBookDepository. The latter's prices are about 10% lower than those of Amazon in Germany for exactly the same books! Amazing. I would have saved nearly 20 euros in my last order. So another situation in which we keep buying at a place just because we are used to it.

Thanks for the hint Kathrin!


 

clauswe
Romania
Local time: 03:10
French to Romanian
+ ...
page doesn't exist Oct 15, 2009

[quote]Amy Duncan wrote:

clauswe wrote:

I have saved this link long time ago and hope you can make use of it too : www.amazon.com/b/ref=kinw_clar_clar_4?_encoding=UTF8&node=283155

When I click on the URL it says the page doesn't exist.


you need to look on the right side and scroll down after
'Bestsellers

Books: Top 100
Save up to 45% - Updated hourly'

you will find
'Bestsellers

Kindle Store: Top 100
Updated hourly'
or see the link here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/digital-text/ref=pd_ts_zgc_kinc_digital-text_more?pf_rd_p=475709311&pf_rd_s=right-4&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=283155&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0THVQASCD79HSR2HB7YK


 

xxxAguas de Mar
Free shipping to the US Oct 16, 2009

They not only ship cheaply to the rest of the world, but free to the US, which is better than the US$25 minimum purchase to get free shipping from Amazon in the US. Thanks a lot for such a great link!

 


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