Tuesday, 25 November 2008

need to know site: the book depository


I've had a flick and I quite like. Love seeing the staff's rooms. I want to live in Deborah Needleman's living room.

Ok, so I'm a bit late in getting the Domino book, but I'm glad I waited and didn't do the pre-order thing through Amazon, because I found this via a commenter on another blog: the Book Depository. It appears to be a rival to Amazon with cheaper prices and FREE WORLDWIDE DELIVERY!!!!! Which is a huge deal for us Aussies who cop the highest shipping costs ever being so bloody far away from the rest of the world! I have to admit I was a little sceptical so did some Googling - found some good reviews so ordered, paid and a whole week later my new best friend - the delivery guy (he practically lives at my house now. He even has a name: Zak calls him "The Man") - popped it right into my hands. Didn't even have to go to the mailbox. Best news is, the whole thing cost me $AUS35 - compared to the $69.96 I saw one Australian bookshop selling it for. So, now that I know it's real and it delivered safely (and so quickly!), I thought I'd share because it's almost Chrissy and I know how popular books are to give as pressies!

6 comments:

lisa tilse . the red thread said...

Thanks for that great tip Belinda! I have to admit that I'm a bit of an Amazon junkie, but with the Aussie dollar the way it is I've curbed my habit recently... Free delivery?! Book Depository here I come.

A-M said...

Oh you are a darling. I am ordering mine now! Thank you for sharing. A-M xx

Viv said...

Ohh I wish I had seen this post before I ordered through Barnes & Noble.

Please tell us what you think of the book. I'm still waiting for my copy to come.

alivicwil said...

fabulous news!


are there any sweeter words in the English language than "free delivery"?

midcenturyjo said...

I'm a day too late. I ordered mine yesterday all up for just over $35US inc. delivery (in 15 to 30 days) on Amazon. But ... I can see more orders from the Book Depository in my future.

Danielle Melnyczenko said...

Sweet, thanks Belinda. I love hard copy's but they're so exxy here and even more exxy to post. I have my eye on some photography and decorating books... best time for it ;) thanks again.