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... Books Direct is NOT in itself a book club - only a portal through which you can access many different book clubs and their websites! And ALL the book clubs listed belong to Book Club Associates, although they are run as separate clubs with different emphases. As such, the "purchase obligation" ... Read review

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Beware the Ides of March - BooksDirect? Well, BCA

Advantagesfind out pros/cons of various speciality book clubs to "sign-up" for each from ONE website.

DisadvantagesAll the clubs are related to BCA (Book Clubs Associates)

"...to clarify one point. Books Direct is NOT in itself a book club - only a portal through which you can access many different book clubs and their websites! And ALL the book clubs listed belong to Book Club Associates, although they are run as separate clubs with different emphases. As such, the "purchase obligation" below is irrelevant and MISLEADING - as the different book clubs have different obligations. I will discuss these further in my summarising ..." Read review
29.06.2004

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great way to find cheap books

Advantagesgreat books, cheap prices, quick delivery

Disadvantagesnone

"Books Direct --- I came across books direct about a month ago when i was browsing for some books for my childre, i had a look around the website and couldnt believe the offer they had for joining up, i thought it would be too good to be true so i looked around online and read the info, as they have books as little as 1p and most under £5 to start off with, so i ordered 7 books which only cost me £7.45, they do say that once your account has been ..." Read review
27.04.2009

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Type Book Club
Title Books Direct

Ciao

Listed on Ciao since 29/06/2004

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cheap books!
have to order from every magazine, and I'm not fond of the club editions (*)
THERE'S A CHANCE YOU COULD GET SOME CHEAP BOOKS
OR NONE AT ALL (*)
It's free - or rather it's included in your Prime package
You can only use it if you have a Kindle (*)
Great quality and range of children's books
Some books are a little on the expensive side (*)
cheap books as a come on
It could be expensive (*)
Beautiful books, good service, super introductory offers.
Expensive books, smallish catalogue with too many books on empire. (*)
Lots of craft items to choose from
Can get expensive (*)
New releases available in paperback befor the shops
Slow deliveries (*)
Free books when you join
Quite expensive (*)
Cheap books initially
Not much choice (*)
Offers a wide range of books for each age group
You are tied to buying 6 further books after your initial purchase (*)
Good joining offers and continued low pricing
Perhaps somewhat limited range (*)
Easy to use website
Hasn't got every book, surcharge for some areas (*)
Wide choice of books
Monthly editors choice (*)
(*) Reviews by Ciao members


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