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Old 18.08.2010, 20:21
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Buying books at Amazon - .de or .co.uk

Last week I ordered three books from Amazon and in the process of doing so, I tried to make two exact similar orders - one from amazon.de and one from amazon.co.uk, in order to see if the cost would be the same.

The total for the UK order was 38.35 (31.63) and the one from Germany was 46.85. Both incl. shipping.

As I wanted to save the 8.35 I ordered from Amazon.co.uk, but to my surprise, the shipment arrived from Amazon.de

So....conclusion? Oh...shop (books) at Amazon.co.uk and get your order fast and cheaper from Amazon.de
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www.bookdepository.co.uk

Without a doubt the best, and free delivery world wide.
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Old 18.08.2010, 20:35
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www.bookdepository.co.uk

Without a doubt the best, and free delivery world wide.
Feel free to advocate, I have no shares in Amazon or others.....BUT the three books I bought from Amazon were 10 cheaper before shipping and 1 after shipping compared to bookdepository.

Amazon is most likely significantly cheaper if you buy several books at the time.

However....thanks for the tip. I will certainly check prices in both shops prior to ordering next time.
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In my experience thebookdepository.com is cheaper than Amazon every time, especially when the postage is taken into account.
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Feel free to advocate, I have no shares in Amazon or others.....BUT the three books I bought from Amazon were 10 cheaper before shipping and 1 after shipping compared to bookdepository.
Oh I am just a customer believe me, I have no shares with bookdepository either, just one very happy customer...It surprises me about the costs though as they are usually the same price or cheaper than amazon.co.uk and well the delivery is just a plus
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Re: Buying books at Amazon - .de or .co.uk

c'mon !! nothing can beat the amazon.com marketplace. Pick your preferred book and checkout amazon.com the choice of "Buy Used" or even "Buy New" you of course have to look at the reputation of the specific seller but I have always had the best experience and the best prices.

I have checked many times and amazon.com is the cheapest, fastest and most reliable way ...

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Re: Buying books at Amazon - .de or .co.uk

Thank you for the information. I just checked www.bookdepository.co.uk
for some books I need to order and indeed they are cheaper by 2-3 Euros per book. Nice
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Old 18.08.2010, 23:47
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Re: Buying books at Amazon - .de or .co.uk

Was wandering around Amazon.de only earlier today. Want the Master Chef cook book, so this post came at exactly the right time. Thank you as always the answers are right here
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Re: Buying books at Amazon - .de or .co.uk

I guess the lesson to be learned from this thread is that sometimes Amazon is cheapest on a specific book and sometimes "bookdepo-whatever" is.

It is a fact that the three books I bought were €10 cheaper at Amazon.....

So shop where ever you like. The point with this thread originally was to point out, that my order to Amazon.co.UK was shipped from Amazon.DE.
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Funny that happened, I have bought other stuff at amazon.de, it was a game I believe and they did not charge me for postage and I got the tax discount! (Item was priced at 26 and I paid 20 I think or so euros).
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Funny that happened, I have bought other stuff at amazon.de, it was a game I believe and they did not charge me for postage and I got the tax discount! (Item was priced at 26 and I paid 20 I think or so euros).
Exactly my experience. And they have quite a lot of English books too. And with your amazon account you can also order from the States, which I have done too at reasonable prices.
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www.bookdepository.co.uk

Without a doubt the best, and free delivery world wide.
...but they certainly ain't the cheapest, free delivery notwithstanding.
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...but they certainly ain't the cheapest, free delivery notwithstanding.
So far there have been only slight differences in the prices when I compare to amazon.co.uk but mostly the prices are the same, not always though.
Too bad they only sell books
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Re: Buying books at Amazon - .de or .co.uk

It is also worth noting that bookdepository is also a supplier sometimes, when ordering from Amazon.co.uk. We ordered three books on Amazon recently, and one came directly from bookdepository.
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Re: Buying books at Amazon - .de or .co.uk

What are the delivery times from Amazon.co.uk and bookdepository?
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Old 19.08.2010, 14:32
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What are the delivery times from Amazon.co.uk and bookdepository?
Amazon.co.uk

Order placed: August 13th.
Order shipped: August 15th.
Order received: August 19th.
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