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
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
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
was buying less books because they were too expensive and hard to get. So
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
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