Buy Cheap Books Online – You Won’t Buy In Stores Again

I love to read. It has become a habit for me for the past few years. 🙂

The topics I read are very wide – ranging from business, social economic to self-help. If you ask me to spend money and buy new clothes, I will think twice. But if you ask me to buy a book that seems interesting to me, I will just buy straight away.

Previously, I will head to the local bookstores such as MPH or Kinokuniya. But recently I discover an online site where I can buy cheap books. Best of all, it comes with free delivery worldwide! The site: Book Depository

Comparing it with the local bookstores, most of the book I want are either similar in prices or even cheaper. I really wonder how they make a profit. I ordered a book recently and it was sent from the UK. I made another 2 purchases yesterday:

  • The Power of Less by Leo Babauta
  • The Upside of Irrationality by Dan Ariely

But who cares, as long as I can get them cheaply, shop in the comfort of my house and get it delivered straight to my mailbox for free. LOL.

Ever since I discovered Book Depository, I seldom paid a visit to my local book stores already. If you are like me – into buying and reading books, check them out.

3 replies
  1. Ken
    Ken says:

    Do not buy from BD, their delivery time sucks and books get damaged. Well, at least it’s cheap –> but when you bought $200 worth of books and still no news of them, nor tracking number, for 5 weeks!!!! –> it’s simply not worth the savings.

    I saw many negative reviews about BD online, but ‘buried’ under all others defending them. U know what? Those ‘defenders’ are actually hired by BD’s people themselves to save the company’s face!

    BD if you hear me, where is my book and don’t email me again to wait for another week! because I have waited and they never came!!!!

  2. Alex
    Alex says:

    @ken: I am sorry to hear about your experience from book depository. I bought 1-2 books each time, so far I still got my books. But I must admit that their recent delivery time was quite long. Took about 3-4 weeks before they arrived now. Used to take them about 2 weeks to arrive. However, they provide free delivery worldwide, so I can’t complain too much.

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