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Subject: The Book Depository- a GREAT place to get books cheap and fast
Date Posted: 8/30/2009 9:58 AM ET
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I found the link to this site posted on PBS somewhere, but don't remember where. I ordered 6 recent books and got them in a little over a week and it only cost me $19.

http://www.bookdepository.com/

Date Posted: 8/30/2009 1:48 PM ET
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I have gotten some good deals from them, too! I think getting a brand new paperback for under $4 is a steal! And its all free shipping!

Date Posted: 8/30/2009 1:50 PM ET
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Just place my first order with them. I didn't save any money over what I'd pay on Amazon (some books were more, some were less, so it evened out at the total - 13 cents difference), but I was able to get a New Release almost 1 month earlier than on Amazon! That's amazing!

Date Posted: 8/30/2009 5:33 PM ET
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Looks like a great site. Thanks for posting!

Date Posted: 8/31/2009 11:48 AM ET
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Two books that are out on 1 september were 50% off, no shipping and no tax for me and they take paypal.

Sold !

Thanks for posting

Date Posted: 8/31/2009 1:27 PM ET
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Agreed. Thank you for posting. Found four of my wl books at about 50% off, better than every other site (I checked six, lol) Another SOLD. =)

Thanks!

Date Posted: 8/31/2009 2:07 PM ET
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Monika what did you get?
Date Posted: 8/31/2009 2:35 PM ET
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What a dragon should know, Must love Hellhounds and Covet: A Novel of the Fallen Angels.

First two were 50% off yesterday and the JR Ward was $5.99.

Amazon charges me tax here in WA, they don't so great deal



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Date Posted: 8/31/2009 4:03 PM ET
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oh thank you, Monika! I just ordered the Dragon book. I also ordered Heat Seeker by Lora Leigh, it is 50% off too!
Date Posted: 8/31/2009 8:22 PM ET
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wait...I'm love the price but I have a question, are this new books or used?..they are so cheap that I'm kind doubting about them being new.

Date Posted: 9/1/2009 8:34 AM ET
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These are brand new books Marjana! I just saw they have Pleasure by Jacqueline Frank for $3.49...I am trying not to buy any books this month. But I might get that one.
Date Posted: 9/1/2009 9:02 AM ET
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Has anyone ever ordered from them?  I am just wondering how long their free shipping takes considering they are in England.  Anyone know?

Date Posted: 9/1/2009 9:44 AM ET
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Yes I have ordered multiple times. Even when I ordered a stack of books, each was sent individually in a bubble mailer, via airmail. It didn't take that long. I had one take about 2 weeks, but others that were ordered at the same time took much less time.
Date Posted: 9/1/2009 9:53 AM ET
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Anne, thanks for the update on Pleasure by Jacqueline Frank. That even beats the kindle price of $4 something.

Off to order it now

Date Posted: 9/1/2009 10:52 AM ET
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My books got to me in less than 2 weeks and were in NEW condition. I was figuring they were used too, but apparently not.

You can't beat some of the prices on their books. I did a lot of comparison shopping. I did discover that their eroticas were higher or just as cheap as some sites though.

And the FREE shipping in 2 weeks or less is awesome.

Date Posted: 9/1/2009 1:55 PM ET
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"Two books that are out on 1 september were 50% off, no shipping and no tax for me and they take paypal.  Sold !"

I love that they take Paypal.  I also love that you can buy one book and still get free shipping.  Loving this site!

Date Posted: 9/2/2009 2:41 AM ET
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I just received my order today - took less than 10 days to arrive from the UK.  This was the first time I ordered from Book Depository and was  expecting a "box-of-books" - instead, each individual book I purchased came in it's own envelope/packaging!   I ordered more than half a dozen books and they were stacked on my front porch rather than placed in the mailbox (there was not enough room for all the packages to fit). 

For those of you who have ordered with them before,  do they really mail each book separately? It's really no big deal to me...but I don't think my mail carrier appreciates the "extra" pacakges she has to carry up to the house...;-P!



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Date Posted: 9/2/2009 10:02 AM ET
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Yes, individually....if its coming from the UK then its no doubt cheaper to mail them like that. I heard they have warehouses in the US so maybe at some point books will come boxed together....don't know for sure, though.
Date Posted: 9/2/2009 11:42 AM ET
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Thanks, Anne - good to know for future orders.  I had a blast opening each envelope - a "gift" in each package!

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 10:03 PM ET
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Wow, Pamela, what a great find.  Thanks for letting us know.  Out of all the book links, yours was great.  I ordered some Charlaine Harris books for my DGD and 3 w/l books for my buddy in the September W/L Buddy Swap.  I was able to get 3 for the price of 2 at Amazon with the free shipping.  I bookmarked this site.



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Date Posted: 9/4/2009 7:51 PM ET
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I didnt want to wait on the WL so I went ahead and ordered the new Bentley Little book (His Father's Son) for 3.99...yay!, Amazon has it full price at 7.99 :)

Date Posted: 9/5/2009 12:02 AM ET
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I can't begin to tell you how great this book site is.  I just ordered another book for 3.99 to send to my DGD.  No shipping.  Yay!!!

Date Posted: 9/5/2009 5:56 PM ET
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Oh no, my husband's gonna be mad at you for introducing me to a new place to get books!

Date Posted: 9/5/2009 6:45 PM ET
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There are 6 Gena Showalter books on the site for 50% off. Great prices! Some hard covers for $3.49!!!

Date Posted: 9/9/2009 8:46 PM ET
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Thanks from me too! I just ordered Doom with a View by Victoria Laurie. It was just published Sept 1st and is half price! Woohoo! :)

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