Advantages 75% off books for intro. offer
Disadvantages bad service, need to buy book to fulfil commitment
I was lured into joining Just Good Books when I saw the 9.99 Harry Potter Book Set Offer. I thought, great, I won't need to borrow Harry Potter books from my friends anymore! The commitment is only buying 1 book from the club for the whole year, which I thought was reasonabl - it can't be too hard to buy one book, can it.However, I was wrong. Firstly, the books I wanted were out of stock. Despite me repeatedly reminded the club that I would like a refund and my membership cancelled, it was ignored, instead they charge me for the package but sent me a book voucher instead, which entitles me a book worth up to 20 pounds in the catalogue. But the thing is, there are NO BOOKS i want to buy from their catalogue. They are mostly books you would never think of buying, and for those you vaguely wish to buy,they are overpriced - I could go to Amazon.co.uk or somewhere and the prices are cheaper. I just couldn't be bothered to use the voucher, and now I have just been informed that one year has gone, the voucher has expired, and I have to pay for a book to fulfil the offer.
Therefore, my advice is that don't bother. the way these book clubs survive is to depend on people's willingness to succumb to bargains, and often the commitment outweights the amount of money saved in the introductory package. Although they do have a good website, personal service is poor. Be careful about the small print before joining.
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