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#1 newphase

Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:48 PM


I was just looking up a book I need for Uni, and one of the ones listed is almost half the price the Uni bookshop is listing it at...why do you think?? It has the same ISBN number. Seems to good to be tru.

Anyone else lucked out so well??

ETA it is listed as new and not used!

Edited by newphase, 21 January 2013 - 06:49 PM.

#2 ubermum

Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:49 PM

They rock.

I bought most of my uni books using Booko. Just make sure you follow the link from the Booko site, so booko gets credit for your business.

They are new.

The mark up on books, especially in uni bookshops can be $$$$.

Edited by ubermum, 21 January 2013 - 06:50 PM.

#3 Guest_3Keiki_*

Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:54 PM

I just got this semesters book list $700 new for fecks sake!
How the hell do you budget for that!

ETA going to look at booko now

Edited by 3Keiki, 21 January 2013 - 06:54 PM.

#4 ubermum

Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:56 PM

QUOTE (3Keiki @ 21/01/2013, 07:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just got this semesters book list $700 new for fecks sake!
How the hell do you budget for that!

ETA going to look at booko now

I estimate you will be down to around $400 from booko.


Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:59 PM

Booko is great - I use it all the time for fiction books and maybe pay $11 free delivery as opposed to $30 in the shops.

Once you don't mind waiting a bit longer as somethings come from UK or US but I have never waited that long in fairness.

#6 newphase

Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:02 PM

Thanks for the replies, BUT less than half price seems to good to be true! Mind you the other one I want they have no listing of- a UNI specific pack I think perhaps!

The one I want less than half price is offered at that price from overseas (UK/USA) only, maybe that is why, for some reason they offer it cheaper! unsure.gif

#7 ms flib

Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:05 PM

Booko is fantastic. I bought half my son's high school books on it this year.

I really like the way it calculates the price AND postage and then you can choose the web site you want to go to. It's often Book Depository or Abe Books but sometimes others. I really like Better World Books as they support literacy programs and often have second hand books that I want. I found out about them on Booko.

I also like the way you can make a list of the books you want. I have 22 books on my list at the moment!

#8 ubermum

Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:06 PM

Does the pack list the books in it? They might be available individually. Sometimes though, uni's sell "books" of readings that are nothing more than a bound collection of photocopied journal articles. You have to buy those from your uni.

#9 newphase

Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:15 PM

Ubermum...nope just found out it is a ANZ addition therefore only avail in Australia pretty much thus no overseas cheaper option damn it, the Uni book shop actually has the cheapest price lol

ms flib  May have a look see for my DD for books, never occured to be lol!

Edited by newphase, 21 January 2013 - 07:16 PM.

#10 Bluemakede

Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:20 PM

What bookstore is booko giving the cheaper price with? Cause booko themselves don't set the prices they search all the online stores. Make sure when you buy you log onto booko and then follow the link from them to buy.

I search every semester through booko for my texts and I've gotten many books from US & UK for half the price (or fairly close to it).

#11 RHJ

Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:35 AM

I bought all mine off booko while studying. I found the easiest way was to look at the book cover at the uni bookshop and then check the booko cover and the ISBN number were the same. I never ran into trouble with any of my books. I had some that were packs, some that were Australian editions etc and they were all fine.
It took 2 weeks for me to get them max. Usually it was about 7-10 days for delivery. I LOVE booko- I have saved SO much money from shopping through them. Unless it is a new edition of a book, check ebay and other places where you can get them second hand. A lot of people sell theirs in excellent condition and it will also save you some money biggrin.gif In first year I bought all mine new (through booko) but 2nd and third year I bought 2nd hand when I could and they were always in great condition.

#12 ~Nodnol~

Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:38 PM

I can't recommend Booko highly enough. They are the first place I go when I get my textbook list. I save heaps, normally at least 40%.

#13 trebambinibelli

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:07 PM

Love Booko!  I just saved 40% on a textbook for this semester - the site does all the research for you and gives you the prices including postage so you can compare.  Most of mine end up being through the Book Depository but I don't have the time to go through every site.

#14 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:12 PM

Love love LOVE booko.

It's never let me down, fiction or text books.

#15 SWMonkey

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:17 PM

I had the same experience with Booko - one site was offering the textbook at 50% less than others. However, when I checked the reviews for that site, most were negative (book never arrived, book arrived with missing pages, completely different book was sent etc) so I opted for the next best price.

#16 weepingangel

Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:23 AM

I just got this semesters book list $700 new for fecks sake!
How the hell do you budget for that!

ETA going to look at booko now

Keep in mind also that sometimes you don't end up using some of the books all that much, so borrowing from the library can work with some.

Its worth asking people who have already done the unit. Also gumtree has loads of 2nd hand textbooks.

#17 Lyn29

Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:08 PM


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