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Book Prices


I was rather pissed off by an article in the SunHerald this weekend that implied that my beloved Book Depository was not selling books at bargain prices. There were a number of books which mostly seemed to be cheaper in price if bought locally. Pissed off because that has not been my experience at all.

So today I’ve done a wee experiment and I’ve checked the prices on the books on our reading list for next year. I’ve compared the Book Depository with Borders online and Dymocks online. I very much doubt that, second-hand bookshops and Big W aside, our local shops would do much different from the Aussie online ones.

So these are my findings today. Double click on the image to see it larger.

Red prices indicate the lowest. I chose the lowest price for either hardback or paperback copies. There were ebook copies that were cheaper by a few dollars, but I don’t know that any of us use an ereader.

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