Nearly finshed a great big book

Thought it would be nice to let you lot know what is going on and any future plans etc.
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Post: # 78157Post Millymollymandy
Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:56 am

Amazon isn't cheap for me, by the time they add on VAT for France, loads of P&P and then add on some more which they shouldn't but isn't explained. :(

I've just ordered some books for Xmas pressies and I'm really pissed off with them with all the extras they added on, that I didn't know about until I had actually finished the ordering process.

I would like to buy direct from the site and I definitely want a signed copy!

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Post: # 78245Post Annpan
Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:19 pm

M3 - Do you buy from amazon.fr ? they have quite a selection of books in English - might be cheaper than buying from british websites

re. independent bookshops, I know of some who do their ordering through amazon - ie. you ask for the book in the shop, they order it online, you pick up from the shop 3 days later at full RRP. A tad cheeky, don't you think.
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Post: # 78252Post Millymollymandy
Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:09 am

No, cos I find Amazon UK hard enough to understand these days let alone the French site. I look up a book, it says they have 2nd hand books, you click on it and the price ranges from 88 cents to 392 euros :shock: for a paperback novel!!! Doesn't make a lot of sense to me!!! :shock: :scratch:

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Post: # 78321Post Annpan
Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:25 pm

C'mon, even my french is just about good enough to manage the french amazon :lol: I avoid the non-amazon sellers, I prefer to go to e-bay if I want a second hand books.

I was trying to find good french kids books (really basic, repetative toddler stories) for E but I had problem when it came to delivery charges... plus it is a bit of a gamble buying books when you can't browse.

Sorry, I've gone off at a tangent.

Anyways, I am sure you'll manage to convince Andy to sell you a copy direct :mrgreen:
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Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:59 pm

Wow - and here was I thinking that you'd eaten one :pale:
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Post: # 78359Post Millymollymandy
Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:30 am

Annpan wrote:C'mon, even my french is just about good enough to manage the french amazon :lol: I avoid the non-amazon sellers, I prefer to go to e-bay if I want a second hand books.
It isn't the language - that's not a problem. The reasons above are what I don't understand. Anyway they didn't have what I wanted!

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Post: # 79415Post multiveg
Fri Dec 21, 2007 10:09 am

multiveg wrote:Just been browsing amazon - they have the book listed - £16.50.
Checked today - price now down to £13.75
Amazon.co.uk Sales Rank: 1,269,460 in Books

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Post: # 79418Post ina
Fri Dec 21, 2007 10:44 am

That's pretty ridiculous... How can they rank a book before it's even published - and sell it off at cut price? :?
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