Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Book Depository - a review...

Disclaimer:  This is not a paid advertisement.  These people have no idea who I am!  I'm just pleased with their prices and service.

One of the things I love about reading other people's blogs is hearing about new (to me) websites and businesses.  Places with great customer service and good prices.  In an effort to pay it forward, I thought I'd share one of my favorites with you.  Just in case you haven't heard of it before.  It's called The Book Depository.  I can't remember the first time I ordered from them, but I've been pleased with their service and prices every time.  Here's just one example...

Several months ago I was in a quilt store when one of the customers brought in a quilt with her.  I don't know if she was shopping for a backing or just wanted to show it off.  As it was jaw droppingly gorgeous, I don't blame her if she just wanted to brag a little.  She also had the book the pattern came from with her.  It was called Quilt's from Grandmother's Garden by Jaynette Huff.  This lady had made the quilt from the cover.

She warned all of us that she thought the book was out of print.  When I got home, I searched for it online but couldn't find a copy.  I also looked at The Book Depository.  Although it wasn't there either, I was able to request that they notify me when it was back in stock.  Then I forgot about it until earlier this month when they emailed me to say they had several more copies.  Not only had they gotten it back in, but they didn't charge me full price for it either.  On top of that, there is never a charge for shipping and they ship worldwide.  Yep, you heard me right, they ship all of their books worldwide for FREE - all the time!

The book came today and I'm pleased as punch with it.  I'm adding the cover quilt to my list of quilts to make one day.  As you can imagine, that's a very, very, very long list already.

So let me sum up my review of The Book Depository...

Pros:
  • A large selection of books
  • Most of them are priced less than the cover price
  • Free shipping worldwide
  • Great customer service
  • The Book Depository Live - You can see what books other people are buying all over the world, but don't worry, it's anonymous!
Cons:
  • It will take a little while for the book to come.  It took 18 days for this latest one to come, but considering how little I paid for it, I didn't mind.  Besides, I think they're located in the United Kindgom!
So the next time you're looking for a book, quilting or otherwise, you might want to take a gander at this site.  Oh, and if you have any other sites that you just love, feel free to share them with me!

Also, if you haven't entered my giveaway yet, you still have time.  Just leave a comment on this post 

Until later...

Joyful are people of integrity, who follow the instructions of the Lord. 
Psalms 119:1 (NLT)

3 comments:

  1. completely agree, I ordered from them 2 months ago and was very happy with them. One tip is check the price of each book on the UK and US websites before ordering, as sometimes they're different. Also you can get a 10% discount if you refer a friend, see the links below

    UK
    http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/referafriend?a_aid=code

    US
    http://www.bookdepository.com/referafriend?a_aid=code

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  2. This site is awesome! Thanks for the link =)
    fyi, I have created a post that will go live Friday and I link back to this post. Hope that is OK. Let me know if its not and I can remove it, since I have just discovered the site via you, I thought it would be helpful to others to have your take on them. I found great books on there right away. Thanks again,
    Carolyn

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  3. I agree. I have ordered from them as well. Great review.

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