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Cheapest place to buy self study books?

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by Sure Shot, May 28, 2007.

  1. Sure Shot

    Sure Shot Nibble Poster

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    Hi Folks

    At the moment, after doing some moderate searching I'm finding Amazon the cheapest.

    Does anyone know of any other retailers that are cheaper?

    I am particulary looking for the MCDST books.

    Thanks
     
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  2. Boycie
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    Amazon is normally the only place I go for books. I have found the money you save (if at all) on e-bay is lost in the cost to post.

    Don't forget to check out the second hand prices - i have had a few bargains. All like new. :)

    Boyce
     
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  3. stuPeas

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    Same as Boyce really, Amazon is the only place I use, and like he said, don't dismiss the amazon marketplace; most of the time you can save around 40%.
     
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  4. Mr.Cheeks

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    ...and on top of everything else that been said, you know the books are gonna be in "tip-top" condition, and normally, i've found, the item arrives earlier than expected... ..plus their returns policy is good aswell...
     
  5. Sure Shot

    Sure Shot Nibble Poster

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    Yeah thought as much, thanks your replies.

    Off topic:

    Could either of you just confirm to me that I can use a netgear wireless router as an access point for my 360 to connect with my Belkin wireless router? If so are there any configuration issues I need to address to in the belkin admin to make this happen or does it just work?

    I'll just start a new thread if your unsure.

    Cheers
     
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  6. SamSixty

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    another vote for amazon here too.
     
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  7. Certifiable

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    I agree with Boyce, Amazon Marketplace is good for a bargain.

    I'm sure some people on e-bay just buy from Amazon and then sell them on at an inflated price!
     
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  8. Bluerinse
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    Err you haven't given us much info to go on here.. however, if i understand you correctly, you want to use a Netgear wireless router, to extend the signal coverage of your Belkin wireless router. This is known as acting as a repeater - if this is the case it is unlikely to work for a number of reasons. In order to get wireless routers to play nicely together like this, they almost certainly need to be of the same manufacturer and a model which supports this feature, which is sometimes called bridging - also, you will run into problems with IP address leasing, as both devices by default are probably acting as DHCP servers.

    The best way is to wade through the manuals of both devices and try and ascertain what features they support and which are functional by default.
     
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  9. BosonMichael
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    I typically buy from Amazon.
     
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  10. derkit

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    I've been looking at getting MCDST course books as that is my next course to tackle - went in to order them from Borders as getting things delivered to my flat is awkward - and for the MS Press books, 1 sybex book and the 2 exam crams the total came to £134 - looked to get delivered via amazon it was around £100 and that included next day delivery.
     
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  11. stuPeas

    stuPeas Megabyte Poster

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    Nuff Said!!!
     
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  12. derkit

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    Having a better look at my amazon wish list:
    MS Press: 24 (shop 41) each
    Sybex: 17 (shop 26)
    Exam Cram: 36 (shop 39) but 2nd hand 20
    Amazon new inc. P&P: £105
    Amazon 2nd hand/new inc P&P: £91.50 (but 2 packages)
    Shop: £147

    Edit:
    for guarantee to arrive as quoted on site: £110 (not sure if £9 is extra on in place of £5 postage normally)
    for amazon new on super saver delivery: £101.
     
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  13. MrNerdy

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    Recent book bought on the high street was 99p more expensive than Amazon.
    So some book shops are putting the prices down to match those on-line.
    You just have to do some researching & ask if they will match the price!
     
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