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23-11-2009, 06:10   #1
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10% off at thebookdepository.co.uk

10% off your order until the 11th of December by using the code HAPPY99X and the link http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/nlxm...er-December-09
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Got some good stocking fillers there with that code.
thanks very much op
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23-11-2009, 08:55   #3
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You'd be cheaper at Amazon though even with the 10% discount (especially if you order more than 25 pounds worth). See this price comparison
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bookdepository are sly dogs,if you view from an irish ip the price is greater than a uk ip. I'd look for a proxy and then use the code
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The Book Depository used to be good value until they changed their pricing for Ireland.

For example look at this book via a uk proxy compared to the irish price (both in GBP).

Better off with Amazon these days in most cases.
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I wouldn't use a proxy to place an order with my credit card and other details !!
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It depends on the books in fairness so it pays to shop around with both. I've had my eye on a textbook for a while, £50 on amazon but £46 on TBD. I was waiting on a voucher to buy it so now I've saved nearly £10 on the amazon price.
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I wouldn't use a proxy to place an order with my credit card and other details !!
Sorry - I should've said that myself. Dont even attempt to order via that proxy! (I dont think it would even work either)

I put up the links to highlight the hidden price difference.
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As long as the site uses SSL encryption, then is shouldn't be a problem ordering through a proxy.
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23-11-2009, 12:40   #10
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bookdepository are sly dogs,if you view from an irish ip the price is greater than a uk ip. I'd look for a proxy and then use the code
Yeah just noticed that.

Was looking at offers on Hot Uk Deals, books for 3.59 there were showing up as 5.18.

Once again another travesty of "free shipping worldwide"

By the way, could someone pm me a link that explains how to change your country by proxy and whatnot.

Thanks.
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Thanks OP! However, to echo some other comments here about TBD pulling a "play.com" on us with their "special" euro pricing, I just priced up a bunch of books on thebookdepository and also on amazon.co.uk - thebookdepository was 77 euro with that 10% discount, amazon.co.uk was 71 euro (63.5 stg -- over 25 quid and therefore with free shipping.)

Maybe TBD makes sense if you're just ordering one or two books, but I'll give them a skip this time...
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Isn't the .com site usually cheaper than the .co.uk site?
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Isn't the .com site usually cheaper than the .co.uk site?
It varies. Sometimes it's the other way around, but you need to check both for the best price. If you're only buying 1 book, one of TBD sites is almost always cheaper than Amazon - unless it's an expensive book that passes Amazon's free postage level.

The price comparison link given above is inaccurate, as it chooses the most expensive price between the 2 book depository websites, ignoring the cheaper one. When the other site and Amazon shipping is factored in, TBD will usually be cheaper.
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Yeah just noticed that.

Was looking at offers on Hot Uk Deals, books for 3.59 there were showing up as 5.18.

Once again another travesty of "free shipping worldwide"

By the way, could someone pm me a link that explains how to change your country by proxy and whatnot.

Thanks.
couldn't you just switch the currency to £stg?
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