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Best place for Cheap Books?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by kelvin, May 12, 2005.

  1. kelvin

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    Aside from Amazon, are there any good online book retailers?

    All of the big High Street names (Borders, Waterstones etc.) seem to direct you straight to Amazon - there's a few books I need that i'd like to do some price comparison's on first.

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    Free at your local library.
     
  6. kelvin

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    Thanks for the replies so far :) Amazon still (unsurprisingly?) comes out cheaper so far.

    The books I need are actually for the Microsoft MCSA/MCDST exams (need two), so buying is my preference - I had considered the library but buying is worth it for the exam discount alone. I'll more than likely use them in the future for reference too :)

    Cheers guys,

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    I don't know if this is still the case, but the cheapest way to get computer books was from amazon.com with the standard shipping option. It's a few years since I last did this, but it was a lot cheaper (if you can manage a 6 week wait).
     
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    Maybe worth a try here for technical publications. I used to buy on a trade account so don't know what they're retail prices are like.
     
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    play.com seem pretty competitive ...
     
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    Posted wrong link (trade). The retail side of their business is here.
     
  11. kelvin

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    Thanks again guys - crocodile, that place is very competetive. Will add that one to my favourites :)

    Fruit Bat - Amazon are doing free shipping on the books I want for now (think it's on everything over £20). Delivery in 7-10 days IIRC :)

    Kelvin.
     
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    Am I missing something?:

    Search terms 'Huxley', 'Crichton', 'Bradbury', 'Sharpe', and 'Cussler' produced the following result: "Sorry, but we are unable to find the product you searched for. Please modify your search, and try again." :confused:
     
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    The other problem with libraries is that for IT books their stock tends to be rather old and so if you are doing an exam it may no longer be relevant.

    I know a friend recently borrowed a "windows for dummies" type book as he has recently bought a new PC with Windows XP but when he got the book home it was for windows 3.1
     

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