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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 ... Read review

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Community Level 3docrt

docrt

If you want to play, read this first ..

Advantagescheap books as a come on

DisadvantagesIt 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 WB. First, the basics. WB just love to attract nice impulsive people who look at their extremely tempting ads, promising books for almost nothing, and ..." Read review
20.03.2001

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Community Level 7dabmim

dabmim

BOOKS AT BARGAIN PRICES

AdvantagesEntry deals

Disadvantagescancelling 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 BOL, Just good books and Mango. I admit I was tempted by the offer I saw in a magazine where you could get six gardening and thriller books for less than ..." Read review
19.11.2004

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Send me one more letter and i will sue you

AdvantagesThere are none

DisadvantagesEverything 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 - DONT DO IT!! Okay so thats three words but it all means the same thing, i urge you NOT to go anywhere near this company for the reasons i am about to tell ..." Read review
20.09.2003

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Community Level 5wellibelli

wellibelli

world "lets try and skank you" books!

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

DisadvantagesEVERYTHING!!

"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 commitment is to buy 4 books in one year.... FANTASTIC!!! You send of the completed leaflet, filled with your choices, quite happy that this could be a great thing. ..." Read review
04.11.2006

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Community Level 5fran19

fran19

Pure Frustration

AdvantagesCheap Books (To Start)

DisadvantagesFar 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 you do not want it, and it can be a real drag. I order the designated amount of books as advised and cancelled my membership. Then sometime later ..." Read review
09.08.2003

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Type Book Club
Title Worldbooks

Ciao

Listed on Ciao since 05/07/2000

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Lots of craft items to choose from
Can get expensive (*)
Cheap,good service,great variety of recipe books
None if you like recipe books (*)
Good joining offers and continued low pricing
Perhaps somewhat limited range (*)
Incentives to read, stickers, fun worksheets ...
none (*)
Free books when you join
Quite expensive (*)
Wide choice of books
Monthly editors choice (*)
Books, Books, Books
Not the right one and bad delivery service (*)
Great quality and range of children's books
Some books are a little on the expensive side (*)
Offers a wide range of books for each age group
You are tied to buying 6 further books after your initial purchase (*)
New releases available in paperback befor the shops
Slow deliveries (*)
It's free - or rather it's included in your Prime package
You can only use it if you have a Kindle (*)
Fast delivery quality books, no obligation to buy
None (*)
Easy to use website
Hasn't got every book, surcharge for some areas (*)
Cheap books initially
Not much choice (*)
Beautiful books, good service, super introductory offers.
Expensive books, smallish catalogue with too many books on empire. (*)
(*) Reviews by Ciao members


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