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Any advice on buying books in Chuffington?
What's the usual way to go about it?
I've tried amazon.fr but I find often I will see the one I want and try to buy, go through the process....and find for a 3 euro book shipping is 10 euros.
Are there any decent amazon marketplace sellers that charge reasonable prices?
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Bookdepository.co.uk - they ship free worldwide. They're part of Amazon.
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Amazon.de don't charge shipping on books to Switzerland.
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Amazon.de don't charge shipping on books to Switzerland.
Plus you'll automatically save the German VAT when buying directly from Amazon.de. See their official info page (German)!
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Re: buying books

http://www.abebooks.co.uk/
http://www.abebooks.de/
http://www.abebooks.fr/
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Re: buying books

Aren't Abebooks now owned by Amazon?

Get an e Reader. Perhaps not as satisfying but it's a damn sight easier and cheaper than physical books. Particularly if you subscribe to a free/cheap book finder like bookbub.
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Apparently they are. I was not aware of it.

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