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“BOOKS AT BARGAIN PRICES”

published 19/11/2004

Entry deals

cancelling each month

Since starting my new found hobby of reading, I have joined a couple of book clubs, one of them being World Books. World books have members in excess of 600,000; and have been going for many years now and are owned BCA (British Club Associates) who also own other well known companies including...

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cheap books as a come on

It could be expensive

World Books is one of those companies which you can just grow to hate. They play a hard game but it's one that you can win if you go in with your eyes wide open and know some of their tricks. If you follow my guidelines you can come out on top. Apart from that, I would not advise anyone to go for...

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Not for me

There are none

Everything about them

It all sounds so appealing doesnt it, you get a flyer, or see the website and it says "get 6 books for 1p each, plus a free book" and you think great im having some of that and off you go checking through the offers and filling in the form, either online or on the flyer. One word of warning...

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Not for me

it's really hurting my head to think of any!!!

EVERYTHING!!

okay....so you see a leaflet in a magazine. It looks good, full of books. Your into your reading and you see that you can have 6 books for a penny each. You think to yourself why not, i love reading this could be a good chance to stock up the old bookshelf. You read the small print...only...

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“Pure Frustration”

published 09/08/2003

Cheap Books (To Start)

Far To Many To List Here

I first joined World Books about 5 years ago. I love to read and was more than happy to receive 5 or so books for 1p each as a joining offer. It worked well for me for a while and then I stared receiving titles I had not ordered (the editors choice). You do have to remember to turn this down if...

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“Be Wary of World Books”

published 04/09/2002

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Membership Commitment

Re-edited - hopefully this will help you a bit more! World Books is a book club which you are able to order a selection of books from, I have written how the club works and my opinions on it. -Initial Offer- I initially thought World Books was a good idea when an offer came through the post and...

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Online purchase

Seeing the book for yourself, slow postage, slow a...

I joined World Books about 6 months ago, for the cheap introductory offers, making huge savings on popular titles. They say there aren't any catches ... there are. The one catch is that you have to purchase 4 books in the next 12 months as a 'committment', if you don't you are threatened with...

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“Excellent Offer”

published 24/09/2001

Joining offer

Deciding which book to read first

I first joined World books 5 years ago. The only problems I have had is receiving the editors choice when I didn't want it. This was my own fault as I hadn't bothered to send the slip back in time to refuse that months choice. I didn't always return the editors choice though and as a result I...

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“DANGER beware WORLD BOOKS”

published 22/04/2001

none - its all a big con

really bad customer service

I would just like to update this review as it was written a while ago. I wish I could now say something nice about World Books, but unfortunately I can't! My partner joined them, against my better judgement!, and he has also had a lot of hassle from them. They continue to send the monthly book...

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Initial 'cheap' books offer

Disgusting customer service, most abysmal I've eve...

Since joining World Books and then having problems with them, I found the bad reviews of their company here. I only wish I'd read them BEFORE joining! Do yourself a big favour and do not become a member with this company. No matter what good deals you see on a 'join us now' offer, it is just not...

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“Be very careful.”

published 13/08/2003

There`s not to many alright you get a good deal to...

you don`t know what your letting yourself in for a...

Ijoined World Books ,it was good to start with ,I got four books worth about £125 for about £14 with postage and packing i read the small print it said no obligation to buy further books .Great good deal Ithought . Then I got another magazine from them simular thing ,cheap books .I ordered...

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“World books”

published 07/06/2006

None as far as I can see

Awful customer service, non reply of e mails, lett...

My wife joined a year ago. Was promised a free gift of value. This was never sent. Each phone call said that it was to be dispached that day. One year later we are told that we should have sent in a claim flyer for it. On joining we were told that as it was a phone transaction that it would be...

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Satisfactory

Attractive introductory offers

have to buy 4 costly books to cover membership

Don't get caught out by all the great introductory offers by World Books. They have sent me books I have never asked for, which they claim are 'Editor's Choice' books. Yes, they do offer books at discount prices, but they are mostly hardback books you would not get anywhere else, so such...

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“world books”

published 04/07/2004

the joining offers are good

they sent me a book i did not order, then they sai...

The offer i recieved from world books came via a telephone call from one of their representatives, i was offered a free book plus £40 of book vouchers to spend in the club magazine, i was happy to take up this offer. A few months after my subscription started i recieved some books that i had not...

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Excellent

Good way to buy books without leaving the house

I spend to much

I have been a member of world books for nearly a year now. I can easily read a book in a couple of days if given the time, and will read rather than watch TV! I have not had any problems with them so far. I ordered my books at the introduction price. You then have to buy 4 more books at their...

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