Where do you buy your DW books and at what price?

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Re: Where do you buy your DW books and at what price?

Postby pip » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:42 am

Tescos had it for very cheap in ireland as well and i'm sure theres a few of them in Kerry Author. I got it off the Book depositiory for 11.99 euro
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Re: Where do you buy your DW books and at what price?

Postby author3 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:41 pm

pip wrote:Tescos had it for very cheap in ireland as well and i'm sure theres a few of them in Kerry Author. I got it off the Book depositiory for 11.99 euro

Yeah of course they have Tescos in Kerry.I just prefer buying books from actual bookshops instead of shops that sell practically
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Re: Where do you buy your DW books and at what price?

Postby raptornx01 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:35 pm

Most of my books come from the Wal-mart i work at. They sell at a few %s under the printed price. I got Atlas Shrugged (which is a, i guess you could call it long form paperback, ie slightly taller then normal PBs) for $7.49 (before my employee discount of 10%, well, 4% since they charge 6% sales tax :? ), but the price printed on the book is $9.99.

But we have never carried a pratchett book, so i get them from books-a-million usually at $7.99 + tax. dunno what that is in pounds though. you can only find paperbacks here except when UA and ISWM were first released. and we get none of the illustrated books so i'm probably gonna have to import Eric and the last hero for those versions (and any other of the illustrated books)
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Re: Where do you buy your DW books and at what price?

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:09 am

Roughly at $7.99 that would be just over £5.00 then what tax you pay on top would be a few pence more. :)(sounds like a Clint Eastwood movie.) :lol:
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Re: Where do you buy your DW books and at what price?

Postby pip » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:40 am

author3 wrote:
pip wrote:Tescos had it for very cheap in ireland as well and i'm sure theres a few of them in Kerry Author. I got it off the Book depositiory for 11.99 euro

Yeah of course they have Tescos in Kerry.I just prefer buying books from actual bookshops instead of shops that sell practically
everything.


Waterstones is pretty much the book equivalent of Tescos , big chainstore etc. If i had to pay full price i'd go for the small seller to be honest .
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Re: Where do you buy your DW books and at what price?

Postby raptornx01 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:17 pm

Who's Wee Dug wrote:Roughly at $7.99 that would be just over £5.00 then what tax you pay on top would be a few pence more. :)(sounds like a Clint Eastwood movie.) :lol:


lol

yeesh. i remember looking for an illustrated Eric and seeing it for like 15 pounds and thought, hey, that doesn't sound too bad :lol:
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Re: Where do you buy your DW books and at what price?

Postby Bron H » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:25 pm

I usualy get mine from waterstones or smiths when it comes out in paperback for about £7.99
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Re: Where do you buy your DW books and at what price?

Postby ShaunChattey » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:38 pm

Bron H wrote:I usualy get mine from waterstones or smiths when it comes out in paperback for about £7.99


That seems really expensive to me.
I say this as an unemployed person, I think the value of the book is verrryyyy muchhigher than 7.99!
But.... I buy mine off ebay or amazon usually second hand, about £2-5 usually.

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Re: Where do you buy your DW books and at what price?

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:28 pm

Hi Shaun, check out some of the charity shops around your area for some cheap Discworld books if you can manage it. :)
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Re: Where do you buy your DW books and at what price?

Postby ShaunChattey » Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:45 pm

Who's Wee Dug wrote:Hi Shaun, check out some of the charity shops around your area for some cheap Discworld books if you can manage it. :)


Oh I do!

I've got so many great books from charity shops for 50p. A whole collection of Robert Graves stuff, THREE DISCWORLD BOOKS. Granted I bought the Colour of Magic twice by accident! but for 50p, thats fine!
Not to mention the corner of one got chewed by my dog!

Nearly every good book I've bought in the last 5 years has been from charity shops, ones out of print or not stocked in shops etc. Some Vintage ones, whole sets of books.

If you have a charity shop near you, Havelok and see if there is any DW novels :D
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Re: Where do you buy your DW books and at what price?

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:52 pm

The other day a 1st edition Hardback of the Wee Free Men for £2 was a bit of a bargin I did not buy it though as I have it. :mrgreen:
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Re: Where do you buy your DW books and at what price?

Postby legendarydanbar » Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:02 am

I had a few good deals in local charity shops over the years. hardback 1st/1st's of the Trilogy books for £3 each (Gods Rincewind, Witches etc) the whole set. Just 2 weeks ago I found a completely mint Discworld puzzle for £2-99. Granted i spent nearly an hour counting the 1000 pieces before i bought it but it was worth it. :lol: I only read the paperbacks and they are from the charity shops

I get all of my hardbacks online for the older ones, usually e-bay or Abe books. They are for the inheritence collection for Seren my daughter. The newer ones from Waterstones as the guys there are good friends and they usually go for £10 when first released. They have the limited slipcase editions most of the time so I get them all in one go. My O.C.D approach to collecting means that I have to have each different version. Snuff and Unseen Academicals was Slipcase Ed, Gold Edition/Hardback with Collector cards and Normal Blue 1st/Hardback without collector's cards. Totalling £50/£60 respectively. On this one I cheated a little. I couldn't wait for the paperback release so I spent many an awkward night reading the one hardback through a 3" gap so not to break the spine!!!

I dont drink or smoke so this is my little sin. I have to say I do love rummaging throught the local charity shop book racks. If I cant find a Pratchett i just spend my 50p on something else that looks good. Mo Hayder is my latest find. Very twisted but what writer. I've read Tokyo and Ritual in the last week. Pretty damn good
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Re: Where do you buy your DW books and at what price?

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:32 am

It's often worth looking in the Children's book section of charity shops (I've found) as, for some reason, Terry's books often get put there. :o
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Re: Where do you buy your DW books and at what price?

Postby legendarydanbar » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:35 pm

i have found that to those unfamiliar with his work there is the belief that witches and wizzzards etc are all the books are about not the satirical undertones and more serious political comparisons. he is a very between the lines author. i firstthought the same on reading reaper man. good book to start on. it was only when i read a few more that i began to see the hidden extras
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Re: Where do you buy your DW books and at what price?

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:37 pm

legendarydanbar wrote:I had a few good deals in local charity shops over the years. hardback 1st/1st's of the Trilogy books for £3 each (Gods Rincewind, Witches etc) the whole set. Just 2 weeks ago I found a completely mint Discworld puzzle for £2-99. Granted i spent nearly an hour counting the 1000 pieces before i bought it but it was worth it. :lol: I only read the paperbacks and they are from the charity shops

I get all of my hardbacks online for the older ones, usually e-bay or Abe books. They are for the inheritence collection for Seren my daughter. The newer ones from Waterstones as the guys there are good friends and they usually go for £10 when first released. They have the limited slipcase editions most of the time so I get them all in one go. My O.C.D approach to collecting means that I have to have each different version. Snuff and Unseen Academicals was Slipcase Ed, Gold Edition/Hardback with Collector cards and Normal Blue 1st/Hardback without collector's cards. Totalling £50/£60 respectively. On this one I cheated a little. I couldn't wait for the paperback release so I spent many an awkward night reading the one hardback through a 3" gap so not to break the spine!!! I dont drink or smoke so this is my little sin. I have to say I do love rummaging throught the local charity shop book racks. If I cant find a Pratchett i just spend my 50p on something else that looks good. Mo Hayder is my latest find. Very twisted but what writer. I've read Tokyo and Ritual in the last week. Pretty damn good

You won't break the spine on reading a hardback, the books are robust and well made so there is no danger of it happening.
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