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

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

Postby Marco » Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:08 pm

Hey guys, bit nervous seeing as it is my first topic on this forum. The title says it all: 'Where do you buy your DW books and at what price?'

I tend to buy them in Books etc. always in airport and good for reading on travels.

They sell for RRP I believe, seven quid or so.

Please lock the thread if this has been created before Tony. :)
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:22 am

No problem Marco - I don't think we've discussed this before. I tend to get my new books as hardback first editions from Tesco for around 10 quid. These days I tend to get two copies so I can take one to Sharlene in Tucson.

I often haunt charity shops as well and get used copies for every day reading.

If I read a first edition I take the dust cover off and replace it with an old plastic cover from a book I got at a library sale - to protect the book. :D
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Postby Willem » Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:21 am

Iget mine (hardcovers when they are released) at Play.com - takes a bit longer to get to Holland, but the price difference is pretty huge. Used to get paperbacks on trips to London for RRP (although there was often a 3 for 2 sale going on). Keeping an eye out for hardcovers to replace my worn-out paperbacks, without much luck. Not in a big hurry with that though.
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Postby bikkit » Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:39 am

I found some in the attic :D most are from waterstones or amazon. But i got my second copy of monsterous regiment for 10p from a library sale (it was a hardback as well. large print version)
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Postby Tiffany » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:44 am

The first pbs I bought from Waterstones & Smiths, ditto the new hb's & a few from Tesco. I have found a lot more h & pbs from car boot sales & some from charity shops.
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Postby ShadowNinjaCat » Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:57 pm

I own only one DW book :cry: :cry: :cry: and it's a new paperback.I bought it at a bookstore(which I think is called Exclusive Books?not quite sure though.) for R115 and the other DW books are R125.Does anyone know what the price converts to in the UK?
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Postby poohcarrot » Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:00 pm

Just over 11 pounds. :P

Here's the site I use for currency conversions;

http://www.xe.com/ucc/
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Postby ShadowNinjaCat » Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:11 pm

Thanks poohcarrot.I have one other question how much is a Quid? :?
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Postby ShadowNinjaCat » Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:38 pm

Wait...I looked it up and it said that Quid and Pound are the same thing so......I'M PAYING A LOT FOR A PAPERBACK! arn't I :( :(
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Postby Tiffany » Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:48 pm

New paperbacks are aprox £7.99 here, so yes, they are dearer than ours but not by that much.
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Postby ShadowNinjaCat » Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:08 pm

:( I don't know if I should buy preread paperback's and then when I have them all,invest in hardbacks to replace them.
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Postby Marco » Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:11 pm

I'll be making a thread with the cheapest prices possible for paperbacks if you are interested :)
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Postby ShadowNinjaCat » Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:50 pm

Marco wrote:I'll be making a thread with the cheapest prices possible for paperbacks if you are interested :)


Thats nice Marco but I don't know if it would be cheaper for me 'cause It would have to be sent all the way to SA first.
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Postby chris.ph » Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:33 pm

i preorder mine from amazon :)
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Postby mariekni » Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:07 pm

i buy mine from amazon, i am currently trying to buy the whole diskworld series 1 book at a time, the actual book cost 1p and the postage is about 2pound 70 something so quite cheap really! :D
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