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That are affordable?

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#1 Feral_Pooks

Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:14 AM

Does anyone know where I can buy some affordable books online, delivery guaranteed before Christmas. Or am I too late? DP just okayed me buying a few more for DS.

#2 rosie28

Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:26 AM

Booktopia has a deadline I think tomorrow for before Christmas deliveries, but it only applies to books they have in stock - anything they need to order may arrive aftr Christmas. I find their prices great.

#3 Feral_Pooks

Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:29 AM

Thanks Rosie I normally buy from the UK so that's where I got unstuck.


#4 Riotproof

Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:38 AM

Pooks, I think book depository gave said the 7th as the deadline.
Given your ds's age I'd go with the cheapest and if they are a bit late, they just spread the joy a bit longer.

#5 ladybird01

Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:38 AM

Don't know if they'll actually guarantee Christmas delivery, but I ordered some books through http://www.bookdepository.co.uk last week and they arrived in 6 days!!!

I was shocked they came through so quickly and the delivery was dropped off on a Saturday, which never usually happens.

#6 NunSoFeral

Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:44 AM

QUOTE (ladybird01 @ 06/12/2012, 10:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Don't know if they'll actually guarantee Christmas delivery, but I ordered some books through http://www.bookdepository.co.uk last week and they arrived in 6 days!!!

I was shocked they came through so quickly and the delivery was dropped off on a Saturday, which never usually happens.

Me too!
Six days and delivered on a Saturday.

Man I love them.
Great for textbooks too.
Superfast & great prices.

#7 ~Mo+Moosh~

Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:51 AM

I recently had some speedy service from The Co-op Bookshop for some kids books. I haven't used them since my uni days but I was very happy with the experience and the prices weren't too bad.

#8 aprilrain

Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:27 AM

http://www.allbooks4less.com.au/ can be worth a look depending on what you are after.

#9 Mamabug

Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:31 AM

http://www.scb.com.au/ is mostly a remainders place. They have some great book packs at good prices for kids.

I buy from them quite regularly and have never had a delivery take longer than a week.

#10 amesv

Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:33 AM

Fishpond says order now to receive before Christmas.


#11 addamsln

Posted 23 April 2013 - 01:31 AM

The best website for me is still [insert spam link here] . Somehow everything is so convenient there  and you can always trust you are getting a great deal.

Edited by Jupiter, 23 April 2013 - 02:04 AM.

#12 76 others

Posted 23 April 2013 - 01:58 AM

Idiot eBay spammer again lol.

#13 Funky Cold Ribena

Posted 23 April 2013 - 03:20 AM

Here I am, 3.30am, skimming through EB while waiting for DS to drop back off to sleep and I'm reading about books being delivered by Christmas if you order now.

I thought I'd fallen through some weird time sucking worm hole. It was April when I went to sleep and now it's frickin December! What happened? Oh my days.

It's woken me up, that's for sure!  biggrin.gif

#14 Ianthe

Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:57 AM


I thought pooks had completely lost her mind when I saw she was the OP until I saw the date.

#15 CountryFeral

Posted 23 April 2013 - 11:01 AM

Cheers Jupiter!

That edit made me laugh out loud for some reason!

#16 Mamabug

Posted 23 April 2013 - 11:15 AM

I was starting to think that Pooks seriously DOES need to find a new online book retailer if her previous delivery experience has her fretting about delivery within seven months.... blink.gif

Gotta love a random, out-of-date [insert spam link here]!!!!

#17 amabanana

Posted 23 April 2013 - 11:21 AM

QUOTE (Mamabug @ 23/04/2013, 12:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was starting to think that Pooks seriously DOES need to find a new online book retailer if her previous delivery experience has her fretting about delivery within seven months.... blink.gif

Gotta love a random, out-of-date [insert spam link here]!!!!

I was thinking the same.  lol

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