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AbeBooks.co.uk review

Advantageseasy to use, many choices, safe and secure

DisadvantagesThe range of choice makes it very tempting to overspend

"I first came into contact with AbeBooks.co.uk when a one time beau unearthed a piece of mild erotic fiction - Plaisir D'Amour - and had it sent to my home address. I was almost as excited to find out about such a site as I was to reread those short stories which had fuelled my own imagination many years earlier. From then on, I was an AbeBooks addict. I have used the site to look for new and out of print works, have bought school and university ..." Read review
17.07.2008

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Community Level 2Ki_caelum

Ki_caelum

Abebooks - something of a specialist site

AdvantagesObscure books at low prices

DisadvantagesNot that well-known, limited range, delivery varies

"As a student, I'm regularly faced with the task of finding textbooks as cheaply as possible - and this is where Abebooks shines. I've found several texts on there for less than half the price (which is handy when you consider the average textbook is anywhere from £40-60.) If you have the basic information about the book you want - Author, Title and/or IDSN, finding (or not) your book is quick and easy. Results are displayed with a brief, but comprehensive ..." Read review
09.03.2006

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Community Level 1timboarsenal

timboarsenal

abebooks.com

Advantageseasily searchable

Disadvantagesdealing with people with variable knowledge

"right lets be honest to start with I sell books on abe so have a vested interest but from this viewpoint I can tell you the pros and cons of the system. Abebooks.com seems to me to be the most comprehensive second hand book site. It has a very easy initial layout - you can search by highest /lowest prices- by country or world wide. The search is straightforward but you must remember a couple of things. If price and cheapness are your main criteria ..." Read review
13.07.2005

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Community Level 1bllward

bllward

Brilliant resource

AdvantagesAccess to a huge array of books

DisadvantagesNone

"...right up. The books always arrived quickly and in the correct condition. If there ever were any problems, it is always possible to contact the individual bookseller. All in all, a very good resource for getting those hard to find books. ..." Read review
01.07.2007

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Community Level 1loopylooloo

loopylooloo

Want a book-Find it here

AdvantagesFind any book

DisadvantagesThey add charges

"...of your family members favourites. The website itself is well set out and with the advanced search it is quite easy to find the exact copy of the publication that you require. This includes signed copies, first editions, and those with dust jackets. As long the members have a copy of your book you will definitely find them cheaper than you would anywhere else. If your book is one that was very popular then you can usually find hundreds of copies ..." Read review
16.09.2003

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