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Favourite Bookshops

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by zimbo, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. zimbo
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    When you looking for your favourite book at a good price there are plenty of places to look so how about putting our heads together and we come up with a list of online bookshops so when we looking for books we can compare prices and make it easier to find a bargin!

    PS if we could stick to sites with international shipping so we can all benefit!

    Bookpool
    Amazon Uk
    Amazon US
     
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  2. Japanese Elvis

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    I've purchased a couple of times from Computer Manuals.

    http://www.compman.co.uk/

    Free standard delivery in the UK, and they do ship worldwide.

    Have so far found service to be excellent, and prices very keen.

    They often have good promotions and email coupons too.
     
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  3. zimbo
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    thanx elvis! Come on guys i know there are plenty of gems out there share them with us! 8)
     
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  4. danOne

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    I use half.com for most books. They are much cheaper, you have a choice between used or new.

    Check it out.
     
  5. zimbo
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    do they ship worldwide?
     
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  6. zimbo
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    *BUMP* 8)
     
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  7. simongrahamuk
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    I think that the vast majority of people in the UK have a single prefered place, and that is Amazon.

    After going to Amazon to check it out I'll head to other places such as Play to see if it's any cheaper, but amazon is always first choice for me.

    8)
     
  8. Modey

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    What Simon said ...
     
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  9. wagnerk
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    Have to agree with simongrahamuk & Modey :D
     
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  10. zimbo
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    i find american sites cheaper because of the exchange rate but for you guys im sure delivery there in the must be cheap so its worth staying with UK places!

    guys on the other side of the atlantic? any good places??

    bluerinse in aussie?

    8)
     
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  11. mrvolleyball

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    I quite often go to amazon.co.uk and get the ISBN code for the book.
    Then go to www.bookbrain.co.uk and use the ISBN code to search a load of book stores automatically.
     
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    i agree that compman is really good - fast and books arrive strangely packed! ebay can be pretty good too, but P&P can be a bit of a stinger.

    the one i'd recommend to avoid is blackwell - any time i've ordered books they've taken weeks to arrive (one took 6 months).
     
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  13. Keimos

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    Hi All,

    Try www.computerbooks.co.uk they have a good range and I think the prices compare.

    I also use Amazon for stuff not available in the UK

    Keimos
     
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    I'll throw mine in here too, hope it's of use to anyone visiting this forum!

    1. In Grand Cayman you can use the 'Book Nook' store on West Bay Road. They have a small and not particularly varied selection of books for self study etc in stock.

    The great thing about this store though is they will order anything you want from Amazon.com (not just books either) or any other online store and charge you the same cost in CI$ as the US$ price. They just add on a small charge for ordering it in to cover the import charges. You can pay a charge and have the order within a week (very expensive) or pay the price of the order and it should arrive within 2 and a half weeks. The staff are very friendly and helpful too. Highly recommend this store.


    2. Books & Books located at Camana Bay. This is a brand new store on the island. It's lousy for computer books though as they simply don't carry them. They can order in books by request from their warehouse in the USA or from any online source. This is the same as the Book Nook except they charge you more and it takes 3 weeks to arrive. I wouldn't really recommend this store right now as it's a bit pricey, but use it as a comparative just incase (aka: shop around).


    3. Hobbies & Books. Not had any experience with this company yet, maybe someone else can provide details for this store?
     
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    online book pool and amazon. To walk in and sit down and smell all the new pages and binding, Booksamillion. They have some great discounts on their sales tables.
     
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    aaaaand this week's 'Lazarus' award for resurrecting old threads goes to... :D

    Seriously - if we're talking about online, then I generally use Amazon or FleaBay. However, I'm probably a bit more old-fashioned than most on here (with the possible exception of Harry!) so I don't think you can beat bricks and mortar bookshops. For that, I'm afraid to say to all you non-Londoners out there, it begins and ends with Foyles in Charing Cross Road. Six floors of textbooky goodness! There used to be a dedicated computer bookshop in Sicilian Avenue, just off of Holborn in the city, but that closed down about four years ago.
     
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    Yup - my vote is for Foyles these days!

    Now where is my zimmer..... :biggrin

    Harry.
     
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    I have to admit going to Amazon - I try proper book stores, but whatever I'm after I end up getting it from Amazon as its normally some what cheaper - just recently bought 3 Mind mapping/speed reading books, in Borders £40, on amazon £22 inc. postage....
     
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  20. Ence

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    thanks for this thread
    and mrvolleyball post of bookbrain.co.uk

    book I was looking for 70-291
    Walterstones 31quid
    bookdepository £19.45 inc free post
     

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