Amazon (was: RE: DMP Availability)

2001-02-22 Thread dcross - David Cross


From: Robert Shiels [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: 22 February 2001 11:59

 I want to buy a book "Code" by Charles Petzold.
 
 streetsonline - not available
 whsmith 12.45 + 2.74 = 15.19 delivery 1-2 weeks
 bol.com 12.59 + 2.95 = 15.54 delivery 3-7 days
 pcbooks 13.99 + 3.50 = 17.49 next day delivery
 amazon 11.13 + 2.75 = 13.88 dispatched within 24 hours

 And the Amazon website has a good review of the book, and several comments
 by other people who have bought it, whereas the other sites have no
details
 at all. No one I've found matches Amazon's service and price for books, if
 the others want to compete online they are going to have to do much
better.

Well no-one's saying you can't use the Amazon site to get reviews and info
about a book :)

 I boycotted Amazon for a while, and stopped being an Associate, but found
I
 was buying less books because they were too expensive and hard to get. So
I
 guess I'm back to them again now.

Since I gave up Amazon, I've found myself going into bookshops more.
Browsing in a bookshop is still _by far_ the best way to buy books.

And I end up buying more books. Because for each book that I got into the
shop looking for, I find another two that seem really interesting. Amazon's
"readers who bought this book..." feature really doesn't achieve the same
thing.

Dave...

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Re: Amazon (was: RE: DMP Availability)

2001-02-22 Thread Dominic Mitchell

On Thu, Feb 22, 2001 at 12:06:32PM -, dcross - David Cross wrote:
 Since I gave up Amazon, I've found myself going into bookshops more.
 Browsing in a bookshop is still _by far_ the best way to buy books.
 
 And I end up buying more books. 

That's the problem!

-Dom



Re: Amazon (was: RE: DMP Availability)

2001-02-22 Thread Aaron Trevena

On Thu, 22 Feb 2001, dcross - David Cross wrote:
 Since I gave up Amazon, I've found myself going into bookshops more.
 Browsing in a bookshop is still _by far_ the best way to buy books.

AOL
 
 And I end up buying more books. Because for each book that I got into the
 shop looking for, I find another two that seem really interesting. Amazon's
 "readers who bought this book..." feature really doesn't achieve the same
 thing.

/me spent 100 quid on books last weekend in skoob books, PC bookshop and
Books etc (walked from goswell road to charing cross street where I spent
another 30 quid on prints and postcard prints, via holborn - quite
pleseant walk as the city and its outskirts are nice and quiet at the
weekend).

A.

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