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It all started with a MC Donald's happy meal. There was a number on the children's happy meal box to phone to claim your free book on the new film called cars, so when we got back I rang the number and they took my details and joined me to a book club called Grolier. I thought it would just ... Read review

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Community Level 5Crazykurst

Crazykurst

The Disney book club from Grolier Review with images

AdvantagesFree books when you join

DisadvantagesQuite expensive

"It all started with a MC Donald's happy meal. There was a number on the children's happy meal box to phone to claim your free book on the new film called cars, so when we got back I rang the number and they took my details and joined me to a book club called Grolier. I thought it would just be a free book sent to me but when I received the package It contained seven books from Disney and a free gift witch was a light blue plastic book shelf with Mickey ..." Read review
31.08.2006

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Community Level 1hazel210482

hazel210482

Grolier - Don't bother - Too much hassle

AdvantagesNone

DisadvantagesThey lied to me, Terrible customer service!

"After giving birth, I realised that the parent and baby company called 'Bounty' was trustworthy. After all, they see you in the hospital and give you lots of freebies in a bag and seem really nice and understanding of your needs as a new mother. So when you get a call at home from someone who says he is from Bounty, you assume that you will get great service. This happened to me and it turned out that this guy was calling from a company called Grolier. ..." Read review
24.05.2008

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Community Level 2emmalouise...

emmalouise2004

Grolier - Don't fall for it!!

AdvantagesNOT ONE!!

DisadvantagesStress, time consuming, terrible customer service, very frustrating!

"About 3 months ago i purchased a magazine with a flyer in for Grolier books. It said i could get a welcome pack with 2 free bob the builder books and dvd's and in with these would come the next 2 in the series for me to look at. If i liked them and wanted to keep the books i would be charged for them and would recieve the rest of the set, 2 books at a time, every 4 weeks or so. Sounds good i though, 2 free books, nothing to pay and no commitment unless ..." Read review
05.10.2008

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Community Level 1maibee

maibee

perhaps 40 years ago

Advantagespretty pictures

Disadvantagesincomprehensible for target audience

"This opinion is not all about Grolier as a whole, but their offer on Thomas the Tank Engine books. My mother-in-law gave loads of books bought from Grolier book club to my 3 year old Thomas-mad son for Christmas. Clearly she had seen the offer and thought that it would be perfect for him. And in theory this would be true. However, here are a few words of warning since I have now myself seen the marketing material for these books and think that ..." Read review
26.02.2003

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Community Level 109876

09876

Grolier - an awful company to deal with

Advantagesabsolutely nothing positive about this company

Disadvantagesthis is a faceless, unethical, sales driven, money grabbing machine

"Grolier - Dont be fooled this is a diabolical company that cant be trusted. It makes its business by contacting couples who have just given birth (a emotional and happy time in their lives) and offers them free books for their new child. Few couples refuse. Its now only a matter of time before Grolier's faceless, unethical, money grabbing machine kicks in. You dont want to keep the books? Thats fine, just pack them up, take them to the ..." Read review
14.09.2008

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Type Book Club
Title Grolier.com

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Listed on Ciao since 23/01/2003

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Lots of craft items to choose from
Can get expensive (*)
Fast delivery quality books, no obligation to buy
None (*)
Cheap books initially
Not much choice (*)
Cheap,good service,great variety of recipe books
None if you like recipe books (*)
cheap books!
have to order from every magazine, and I'm not fond of the club editions (*)
Wide choice of books
Monthly editors choice (*)
Great quality and range of children's books
Some books are a little on the expensive side (*)
QPD
cheap introductory offer
poor service, editors choice, commitment (*)
It's free - or rather it's included in your Prime package
You can only use it if you have a Kindle (*)
Only Specialist Photographic Book club
Have to buy at least one book per magazine as long as you are a member (*)
Easy to use website
Hasn't got every book, surcharge for some areas (*)
Offers a wide range of books for each age group
You are tied to buying 6 further books after your initial purchase (*)
find out pros/cons of various speciality book clubs to "sign-up" for each from ONE website.
All the clubs are related to BCA (Book Clubs Associates) (*)
can find books on train old and new
quite expensive (*)
(*) Reviews by Ciao members


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