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We all have an Achilles Heel. Mine is books. My shelves are groaning. I like to own books, not borrow them. I just cannot help it. Still, I do not spend money on clothes and make up. I do not spend my weekends clubbing. So it is fine for me to buy books, books and more books, right? I ... Read review

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What's Your Achilles Heel?

AdvantagesCheap, decent range, reasonable service, cheap, cheap!

DisadvantagesSome softback volumes, immediate debiting of credit cards.

" We all have an Achilles Heel. Mine is books. My shelves are groaning. I like to own books, not borrow them. I just cannot help it. Still, I do not spend money on clothes and make up. I do not spend my weekends clubbing. So it is fine for me to buy books, books and more books, right? I buy a lot from Amazon; with vouchers I earn in various online, You Will Never Make A Fortune You Know activities. I like Amazon. It is like a nice pair of comfortable ..." Read review
09.09.2004

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Right books, right prices Review with images

AdvantagesBe the first with the hottest books

DisadvantagesThey drive my mum crazy with early morning deliveries

"I have always considered myself a reader, but it was only when I left full-time education and began reading for pleasure that I started reading properly. I set several rules for myself at that point. 1. I will only read something that I want to read. This seems like a strange rule, but you would be amazed how many people try to lend you books once they know reading is one of your hobbies. (Sidebar Rant: Part of this rule means owning everything ..." Read review
10.06.2004

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Community Level 6RobinLawrie

RobinLawrie

Not a load of Bol...locks

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"Ok I am a strong supporter of Amazon, and had not found any real need to change my opinion, but I also had 135 I-points. Now you may or may not know but the value of these I-points is devaluing faster than the German Mark in the early 1930’s. The only logical thing I could think of was to cash them in as quickly as possible. Bol.com appeared to be the perfect candidate as I had a growing list of “ must read’s” from ciao opinions. ..." Read review
10.08.2001

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Community Level 5jenny029

jenny029

not total bol's

Advantageseasy to navigate and earn I points for every £10 you spend

Disadvantagesdelays in the preordering service

"I signed up with I points way back in July and with loads of websites offering I points for shopping they caught my eye. Bol.com was one of these promising 50 I points for joining and a further 10 I points for every £10 spent on site. Well I had nothing to loose so I clicked on the bol.com symbol and it took me straight to the site. First I had to registar which was simplicity itself you just enter in your email address which you use for I points ..." Read review
12.10.2001

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Community Level 5alma

alma

BOL-imey, THAT'S CHEAP.

AdvantagesBIG discounts on certain books

DisadvantagesSlowish delivery

"This seems to be one of those ‘love it’ or ‘hate it’ sites. I prefer to think of it like paracetamol. Very beneficial if used correctly. First up is the site itself. The layout is quite ‘busy’, but not over-crowded. At the very top of the page towards the right side are the main controls [Home – Basket – Your account – Contact us – Help – Login]. These also appear at the very bottom of the page with the addition of the ‘Privacy policy’. At the ..." Read review
06.02.2003

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