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40% off self study books

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by j1mgg, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. j1mgg

    j1mgg Kilobyte Poster

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    Just been in Borders and all of there IT books are 30-40% off. Although a pityhe staff their it does mean we get a bargain.

    Some books saw

    mike meyers A+ - 40.99 reduced to £22
    Big Network+ pach was £40 reduced to about £25

    there was also alot of microsoft press books

    Then various other books including vista, blackberry, dummies guides and so on.
     
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  2. Ross

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    Is it because they are in Administration?

    http://www.borders.co.uk
     
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  3. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Yup, which is why he mentioned feeling sorry for them - I don't half either, I went into my local Borders and it was like an academic cattle market. Especially worse at this time of year. Unless a buyer is found, they basically have jobs until all the stock is sold.

    It's worth noting that a lot of these books, you get at those kind of prices on Amazon et al (which partially why Borders are in all sorts of trouble in the first place).

    I went to see what IT and English books they had, and even at their reduced prices, were more expensive than buying new on the web. I felt like filling my boots for the 'sake of a sale' but it wouldn't have even been false economy.
     
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  4. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    shame, another company down the drain by the look of it. :(
     
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  5. michael78

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    The problem is simple they can't compete with the likes of Amazon. I popped in to see what they had and with the discount they were still a rip off. But I agree it's a shame for the staff especially this time of year.
     
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  6. j1mgg

    j1mgg Kilobyte Poster

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    Looks like today is the last day and books have 90% off
     
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  7. Gingerdave

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    Went into the Leeds one yesterday and it was carnage, but most of the good stuff had already gone, though I was eyeing some of the shelves....
     
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  8. jo74

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    Exactly, to me it's become almost a showroom. I'll spot a book and then buy it much cheaper online. I 'discovered' a few books for my A+ there.
     
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  9. jo74

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    So the books weren't discounted by that much? I went there and only the absolute dregs were left.
     
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  10. Gingerdave

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    Some of them were but there was nout when I went there.
     
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