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#1 travelmum

Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:54 PM

Just wanted to know how long your order took to get delivered??



Thanks!

#2 fleeting

Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:55 PM

Usually 2 weeks, I've never had them too much earlier

#3 cardamom

Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:57 PM

Usually two weeks or so, sometimes sooner, sometimes later.

#4 Something Witty

Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:58 PM

I often order from them. Shipping is okay, usually about 10 days or so

#5 greatwon2

Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:58 PM

About 2 weeks here too , tho this time they sent every book in its own package grrr which meant 8 or so trips to the post office so it stretched out a little more than usual

#6 ~Nic~

Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:59 PM

I must get really lucky then... I don't think I've waited more than a week yet..


#7 eachschoolholidays

Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:01 PM

All the time.  1-2 weeks.  Alwaysf been great.  They split your order so that as soon as one book it ready, it is posted.  And postage is free!!!

I'm pretty sure they have info on their website about when to have Christmas orders in by.

#8 morgansacre

Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:02 PM

I love the Book Depository. Free shipping anywhere in the world. I have always had books sent individually and I have been buying from them for years. They usually come within 10-14 days.

Lynn

#9 Soontobegran

Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:03 PM

Last book took 5 days :-)


#10 Ianthe

Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:06 PM

Only a million times.

It never takes long-the most I have ever waited is two weeks. It's usually within a week.

#11 travelmum

Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:15 PM

Thanks everyone....I ordered Elf on a Shelf on the 24th of November and they said it was dispatched on the 28th....I should of been more organised and ordered it early

#12 JustBeige

Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:20 PM

I have waited up to 3 weeks at this time of the year - but that could just be my crap postie too.

#13 ~TSC~

Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:25 PM

About a week just recently

#14 silver-rain

Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:26 PM

I've ordered heaps from here, average is about a week, maybe just over. Website says last recommended date for Christmas delivery to Oz is Friday.

#15 naturalgoodness

Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:29 PM

I used to buy from them all the time and found that if I wasn't in a hurry they were fine as the delivery dates varied.

To be sure, I ordered by Elf on a Shelf from somewhere else and got it in time for December 1st.

Not for Elf on a Shelf, but have you tried allbooks4less? they more often than not have free shipping for orders over $30, most of the books are $5 and under and I get them 2 days after ordering without fail.

#16 JJ

Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:30 PM

QUOTE (JustBeige @ 04/12/2012, 07:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have waited up to 3 weeks at this time of the year - but that could just be my crap postie too.


That's about the longest wait I've had, but could be my postie too. wink.gif

It's usually much quicker though.

#17 Chocolate Addict

Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:43 PM

Less than 2 weeks. original.gif I got 2 parcels from them just yesterday.

#18 HarrietTheSpy

Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:48 PM

Book depository rocks my world.  Have had to wait between 4 days and 2 weeks - the only annoying thing is, as PP said, they arrive in multiple deliveries if you order more than 1 book.


#19 dogsneaker

Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:49 PM

I order from them frequently. Delivery to Syd take 1-2 weeks usually. My pet peeve when I order multiple books is they send the books in individual cardboard packaging/parcels and often ship on different dates so they arrive in dribs and drabs over several days. Which means several trips to the post office to pick them up.

#20 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:58 PM

Usually well within 10 days.

#21 Sparklemax

Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:09 PM

Anything from 10 days to 2 weeks. They will also organise a refund or send a second copy if you did not receive your original order.
Would not buy books anywhere else (online that is).

#22 Kwyjibo

Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:17 PM

This thread is good reading.

Ordered 3 books yesterday for christmas stocking presents.

#23 travelmum

Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:35 PM

Thanks everyone! Fingers crossed it comes soon


#24 Literally Literary

Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:49 PM

I ordered about 25 books from the Book Depository on 24 November - and most have already arrived with a few outstanding expected later this week as they shipped later. The best thing has been the postman has dropped them all off - so no visits to the Post Office for pickup to date *crosses fingers for the remainder*.

I love Book Depository!

#25 hawkara

Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:54 PM

As long as you don't mind waiting 2-3 weeks for something, they are excellent and I highly recommend them.

A couple of months ago, my postie left my order on the doorstep in the pouring rain and it got ruined. I emailed them ask if I could place another order for the books and they said there was no need and resent them even though it was not their fault at all. I was really impressed by that.

Edited by hawkara, 04 December 2012 - 10:55 PM.





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