Advantages Bloomin' fantastic prices
Disadvantages No e-mail delivery tracking at the moment
Today started off great! In fact, it was better than great, it was, as near as dammit, dash-dang doodlybug fan-flipping-tastic! Why? Because I got a parcel through the post!! Every day starts off great if you get a parcel! (For one thing, it makes a nice change from the endless bills and junk mail!) So, what was in my parcel, I hear you ask? (Or was that ‘the little voices’?! I hear them sometimes, they tell me to do things!!! LOL. Temporary loss of plot there, sorry!!) Well, there were eleven things in my parcel… and they only cost me £17.97 including £2.95 postage and packing. (That’s £14.98 for the eleven items. I just worked it out on my calculator because I really am hard of thinking tonight!!) What were these items? BOOKS!!!! Eleven books for £14.98!!! And one of them is a newly published hardback!!!OK, enough with the rhetorical questions now! (They’re beginning to do my head in, so God knows what you must feel like!!!) It’s time to share!! I got my bargain books at www.thebookpeople.co.uk. I’d always shopped for books online with Amazon, and on the high street at Ottaker’s and Smith’s and felt I was getting a pretty good deal with special offers like ‘Buy 3 Get The 4th Free’ or ‘2 For A Tenner’. Well, this site blows the pants off offers like that!! (Especially if you’re like me and read about four books a week!) They offer up to a whopping 75 percent off the R.R.P!!!!
The site itself is very easy to browse through. On arrival, you’re faced with a ‘pick your screen size’ page so just pick and click!! The home page is decorated in a very pretty green and cream (very Spring-like!!) and has all the usual aspects you come to expect from a quality site i.e. a scroll-down side navigation bar for book genres, a search facility, a nice and friendly welcome blurb bit, and a handy bar at the top of your screen for checking what you’ve put in you basket, entering their competitions and reviewing their books. It looks very nice and professional. But I see this as more of an added bonus; the real attraction to this site is their phenomenally low prices!!!TheBookPeople.co.uk change their selection of book bargains monthly, although you can order from what’s left of their back catalogues. At the time of writing, their featured bargains (on the front page, how convenient!!) are: “The Weakest Link Quiz Book” for £2.99, saving £3 on RRP, the two Bridget Jones’s for £9.99, saving £16.01, and “The River Cottage Cookbook” for £9.99, saving £10. But that’s by no means it!! Oh no, not at all!!
The main catalogue is broken down into sections: Reading (Um, seems to cover everything!), Sports, Hobbies, Health, Outdoors, Famous Faces, Reference, For Cooks, For Toddlers, For Kids, Stationery and Audio Books. Each of these is then broken down into subsections; seems a bit complicated when you explain it but it makes perfect sense when you’re navigating the site. If you already know which books you’re after, then I’d suggest using the search facility as it’s a lot quicker and will tell you straight away whether they have it on offer or not.
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