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Another online book seller - bookdepository.co.uk
« on: 11 February 2010, 02:01:34 »
Just for my friends who buy books online, this is an alternative to amazon.

I ordered a few from them, the book arrived in a week or so. Free delivery worldwide. Their books are a bit more expensive than Amazon, but still ended up cheaper in total cost.

And it's always good to support a competitor to the dominant market leader.

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Re: Another online book seller - bookdepository.co.uk
« Reply #1 on: 02 March 2010, 02:08:59 »
I ordered about 10 books and they came one by one, individually. Maybe they don't have a central packaging location?

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Re: Another online book seller - bookdepository.co.uk
« Reply #2 on: 29 April 2010, 12:49:43 »
Just bought 3 books from this site, without comparing the price from other site......

To me, buying book is an impulsive behaviour......
「吾心信其可行,則移山倒海之難,終有成功之日。吾心信其不可行,則反掌折枝之易,亦無收效之期也。」

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« Reply #3 on: 29 April 2010, 14:20:33 »
Just bought 3 books from this site, without comparing the price from other site......

To me, buying book is an impulsive behaviour......

Usually I go to the book seller site to look for 1 or 2 specific books, then end up buying 7.  ::)

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« Reply #4 on: 30 April 2010, 01:12:33 »
Me....almost the same......

Sometimes I go to look for some books about golf and end up with buying a wine guide, or vice versa.......

Who says men buy things rationally??
「吾心信其可行,則移山倒海之難,終有成功之日。吾心信其不可行,則反掌折枝之易,亦無收效之期也。」

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Re: Another online book seller - bookdepository.co.uk
« Reply #5 on: 08 May 2010, 00:05:13 »
The delivery is really quick.....I get 1 of the books tonight.
「吾心信其可行,則移山倒海之難,終有成功之日。吾心信其不可行,則反掌折枝之易,亦無收效之期也。」

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Re: Another online book seller - bookdepository.co.uk
« Reply #6 on: 08 May 2010, 00:44:24 »
The delivery is really quick.....I get 1 of the books tonight.


yes, they ship the books one by one.

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Re: Another online book seller - bookdepository.co.uk
« Reply #7 on: 08 May 2010, 00:56:25 »
Just bought 3 books from this site, without comparing the price from other site......

To me, buying book is an impulsive behaviour......

Usually I go to the book seller site to look for 1 or 2 specific books, then end up buying 7.  ::)

For 1 or 2 to 7, so how many of the 7 books will you finish reading? finishing all of them....?

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Re: Another online book seller - bookdepository.co.uk
« Reply #8 on: 08 May 2010, 01:14:23 »
For 1 or 2 to 7, so how many of the 7 books will you finish reading? finishing all of them....?

Hey Wallace, welcome.

Depending on the subject or nature of the books.

If they are more technical in nature (e.g. collection of academic papers, serious mathematical treaties on the subject matter, etc..), the finishing rate is probably less than 20%. (BTW these books also tend to be very expensive.  ::))

For general business, social science, history, biographies, or other "light readings", more than 80% would be read to the end by at least one of my household members.

Do you read a lot?