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Interesting site, but it's still worth shopping around.The Skinner:Book depository - £5.27, free delPlay.com - £5.49, free delAmazon - £6.49, free over £15(I think)Of course this is for us in the UK.I have used Play alot and find them very efficient and being a mean Scotsman, every penny's a prisoner :)Cheers NealPhilAberdeen
The key here for me was the 'free world-wide' because I've heard plenty of gripes from those outside the UK about shipping costs etc.
If you look at the small print, they can only deliver to some countries, certainly not all; look under 'delivery' on the right hand column. BookDepo is very good for some orders, but more expensive with others. I can't get delivery to Taiwan, for instance (I tend to use abebooks.com more often). But it's possible to get some very good deals with it if you live in a country where they do deliver.
I just ordered my Line War from Amazon UK to be delivered to the US, because Book Depository was showing sold out. Now it's there (got a bit eager). I've had great luck with them shipping to the US. Amazon UK will also ship to the US, but it's 3.99 per order and 2.99 (GBP) per item. With the current exchange rate, I'm still getting line war for less than the US price of 39.95 (USD).So, short version is Book Depository is legit. Shipping method is Royal Post.
im in the US - have ordered a few of the Banks Culture books from that site -- takes a few weeks but got here fine, free delivery as stated. Will probably order Line War from there in a few days I think.
Hilldiggers for Germany (all three with free delivery):Amazon.de €10.99bol €8.50Book depository €7.93Well, it does sound like an interesting deal. They say "Western Europe 3-7 Working Days", so we will see in about a week. :-)MartinBerlin
I'm UK based but can vouch for the Book Depository as well. I've ordered from them plenty of times and always check their prices against Amazon's. They can be particularly cheap when it comes to US books, $15 paperback has been coming in at under £8 while Amazon have been known to charge over £10 for the same title.But as Gary says, they don't deliver to everywhere, but where they do it's free, even to Australia. No idea how they make any money.
I've used them in the past to order copies of your books that aren't in print yet in the US. Most of the time they're cheaper than amazon.co.uk, and sometimes they're cheaper than amazon.com. And, the shipping is free to most of Western Europe (a friend in Ireland recommended the site to me) and they're also free to the US. Recently I ordered Hilliggers and the book arrived in 7 or 8 days.So far I've only had good expierences with Book Depository. Now if only the exchange rate were better! ;)
I've been using BookDepository almost since its opening in 06 and I am very happy. It usually takes 5-6 working days from the order day to the book arriving to my door near NYC. I ordered 32 books until now. The last 2 books sent were Swiftly, ordered 3/18 arrived 3/24 and Last Argument of Kings, ordered 3/20 arrived 3/26. I ordered Line War on 1/4 and it's shipping 3/4, so I expect it by 9/4 or so. Liviu
My copy of Hilldiggers arrived today, eight days after ordering. So I can indeed recommend Book depository for World-wide Free Delivery. You should of course always compare the price to the one of your local internet bookservice, but it's surely worth a look. :-)
I live in Japan at the moment and have recommended the book depository to each and every one of my non-japanese mates lviing out here. Prices are normally similar or better then amazon and it is one of the only places I have found with free worlwide delivery. Ive ordered about 10 books so far and each one has arrived in Japan within 9 days of order.Absolutely brilliant.
I've successfully received The Voyage of the Sable Keech and and The Line of Polity (separate orders and shipments), among others, here in the US from The Book Depository. They're my go-to site for UK books I can't find here.
I used Book dep. on an order to Australia. They were very quick in arriving and the price was great as not many ship from the UK to Oz.Highly recommended.
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