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I've been with world books on and off for years. The editors choice is what really lets it down. There never seems to be any relevance between the Editors Choice and books you have previously purchased. I always ended up paying for books I don't want when I forget to cancel the editors choice. It's too much hassle to send them back and that costs money anyway. This must be the sole reason why they have the editors choice and it is a total con. However in thier favour, I wrote a letter of complaint about the editors choice and they have now excluded me from receiving them. So now I only receive books I really want. Admitedly I dont order much as you can always buy them cheaper on the high street, but sometimes I see something I fancy and buy it from them. Every now and then they do free P&P and that makes it reasonable value. I've never been obligated to buy more than 2 books in the first year.
We used to have a World Books shop in Birmingham which was a bit better value. You had to join in the same way with the same restrictions but instead of sending off for books and receiving the evil Editors choice you'd go into the shop and buy what you wanted. They closed the shop down after a year or so and I cancelled my subscription - better off going to Amazon for books now. :O) Chris x
willboy12 09.04.2004 22:41
Sorry about the low rating but more detail is needed about Worldbooks in general. You need more information on Worldbooks. Facts is what is missing here! If you decide to edit your review, I'll re-read and re-rate for you! Will p.s. sorry about the unoriginality of my comments but it saved time!
firm-and-pert 09.04.2004 21:49
Welcome to Ciao!!!! Sorry about the low rating but more detail is needed about Worldbooks in general. Also there are a number of spelling errors in the op. If you decide to edit your review, mail me in my guestbook and I'll happily re-rate it for you. K