Sunday, 6 June 2010

The Price of Books II

I ordered a Bill Bryson book from  on Friday 28th of May.  The book arrived at my office on Thurday 3rd of June.  This is an excellent service.

The cost of the book was 13.88 British pounds which worked out to be $29.67 NZ, substantially less than I can buy it in New Zealand.  This included the cost of shipping to New Zealand. To do get a book delivered this fast through Amazon would have cost an additional $30-40.00.

Prices through NZ websites:

  • Fishpond - shipped from the UK: $49.95
  • Whitcoulls - FREE Delivery: $59.95
I think I'll be making more orders through the Book Depository website.