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“Story Time!”

published 13/10/2006

Offers a wide range of books for each age group

You are tied to buying 6 further books after your ...

I was a real book worm when I was a little girl, even reading extra special books like 101 Dalmations by Dodie Smith at least 5 times. My love for reading continued right up until I had my children, but my concentration span has lessened since then, the big tomb like books I used to read within a...

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“Books For Children Book Club”

published 22/04/2003

shop from home

need to buy lots of books

Hi, I joined BFC a few months ago simply because of their amazing offer on the Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit collection. I had received a leaflet through the post advertising the entire Peter Rabbit book collection in a presentation box for just £9.99. How could I miss it? and as a bonus, if you...

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Not for me

Good range of books - age appropriate

Very bad customer service & delivery times

The first time I joined Books For Children was when my daughter was 2. I joined after receiving a leaflet through the post. The special introductory offer was for 4 or 5 books at 50p each + children's surprise parcel of books and a child's rucksack. Excellent! I sent off for those items, received...

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Satisfactory

Special Deals, Easy online ordering

Don't always deliver what they promise

Back in March, I received an invitation to join this book club (www.booksforchildren.co.uk). As a joining bonus you could choose up to six books for a discount price of 50p each. The only condition was that you bought another six books at full club price over the next 12 months. It seemed fairly...

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“Will it ever end”

published 07/11/2006

Initial offer very cheap

Dont like to answer your questions

I'd heard all about the previous complaints and gripes about this company, but experience has taught me that with big companies they sometimes get it right. I joined earlier this year when I got a leaflet about a fantastic offer, with some other promotional stuff that came with a package for my...

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“BFC drove me potty!!”

published 07/01/2004

Good offers, online facility easy

bad with fulfilling promises!

I joined Books for Children six months ago after receiving an email offering the Harry Potter series + The Order of The Pheonix (which was just about to be release at the time) + two movie books all for £12.99. Was not sure what movie books were but I ordered them anyway! All te books were to be...

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Satisfactory

“Books For Children is OK”

published 22/04/2001

Saves going into town on the expensive Bristol bus...

Not always cheapest and can make mistakes

This is OK and there are bargains to be had, but be careful. > Only join Books For Children if you are prepared to accept books delivered to your door at average prices most times, with the need to reject unwanted choices every month and the odd clerical error and annoying marketing ploys. The...

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Excellent

Easy to order, no wasting time browsing shops, get...

Have to cancel a recommended choice every 4 weeks,...

I joined Books For Children around 12 months ago. In my time with them i can honestly say that the service i have received has been nothing short of excellent. I have two children both of whom love reading books. But, like me, hate being dragged around shops for hours on end browsing shelves of...

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“Never Again”

published 11/01/2005

Order from a catalogue sent monthly

Expensive and Costly to return

I joined Books For Children around 2 years ago as I love reading and wanted to encourage my eldest daughter to read enthusiastically also. I received a leaflet through the post with a great offer to buy 5 books from 25p each and get 1 free. Looking through I was amazed at the quality of the books...

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Satisfactory

Haven't found one

Unsolicted goods, Nightmare customer service!

First heard of the club at the beginning of February 2006 when I received an email stating that my membership to the club had been setup and could I activate the account. To say that I was a little taken aback would be an understatement. Especially as I had never filled in any paper work either...

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Not for me

“What a con”

published 15/02/2003

Books delivered to your door

No books actually appear

As my daughter has now started showing a real interest in books I decided it would be a good idea to join, especially as they were offering a really good introductory offer. Five choices of books (including sets) for special prices. This actually worked out at I think 22 books for just over £10...

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Not for me

Great introductory offers

Non-existent customer service

I joined Books For Children 18 months ago when my son was 6 months old by taking up the Harry Potter offer which was superb. I don't normally go for these enforced levels of purchase "clubs" because you end up often being forced to buy items you would not normally buy, just to fill the quota, but...

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Not for me

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Send you books you never ordered in unmarked packa...

I got attracteded by the cheap introductory offer as it appears many others did. I was incredibly pleased with the speed and efficiency of the initial offer but within a few weeks I received an unmarked package (all their other orders come in boxes clearly marked Books for Children). I accepted...

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Not for me

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Many, as listed above.

I was very disappointed throughout with the service provided by Books for Children, where I received books I didn't want, or with books being misrepresented in the wrong category. I would email them several times but they would not respond until I warned of legal action. The P+P charges are...

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“Bad, Frustrating, Confusing.”

published 16/09/2007

none.

Liars, cheaters, money-laundering

On July 4 2007, I made a purchase of six books in one order, ensuring that they were all in stock so that I could quickly complete my contract and cancel my membership as I am moving abroad. However, much to my horror I received one packet with four books and whilst I was abroad sorting out my...

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