Do you live in a part of the world where Amazon US does not ship their books? Recently I was looking for some bedtime stories for my toddler and found one titled “365 Bedtime Stories & Rhymes” for USD 10.99 – one story for each day. All went well until the checkout, where it says “Sorry, this item can’t be shipped to your selected address”
and when I finally tried all ways to break the system, the shipping costs USD 10.48, just as much as the book itself. Here’s a quick video review on my purchase:
Traditional bookstores are like rare Pokemon nowadays, you have to search for one and pray that they’re still in business. By exercising some of my Google skills, I found BookDepository.com, where the same book costs USD 14.34 which include the shipping all the way from the UK.
- There’s a wide range of books, especially pop-ups and children’s book where some local bookstore don’t carry as they are less sellable, compared to best sellers.
- Free delivery – it’s much more affordable with free delivery, unless you have a friend who can bring it back from the States. They even ship huge and heavy books for free (like the one in my video).
- As shopping is free, you basically have to wait for a week or two as they are typically not on priority mail. Based on my experience, the average wait time is 2 weeks.
- It might be slightly more pricey than Amazon for the book itself since the cost of delivery might already be factored in.
Highly recommend you to check this site out since shopping and shipping is free – a book or two might interest you. However if you manage to get Amazon to ship and for free, then Amazon might be cheaper – please compared before you buy!
Cost: USD 14.34, a 33% discount vs Amazon due to Shipping.
Delivery: about 2 weeks.
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