Monday, April 01, 2013

Not everything is cheaper online

I was out and about in town yesterday and wandered in to the local bookstore. On their shelves I found this book
I'm sure many of you have seen or heard about this online, I certainly had and had found the concept quite amusing.  So I picked it up and thought about buying it as a little Easter treat to myself.  It's a small hardback book and was priced up at £8.99.  Not a huge amount of money but not a total bargain either so I put it back on the shelf thinking I'd take a look online as it was likely to be a few pounds cheaper.

So got home and went on Amazon to find that the cheapest secondhand price for this book was £25, and there were sellers listing it as new for £90.  I nearly fell off the chair!  So straight back down to the bookshop I went (I'm only 10 minutes walk away) and promptly picked it off the shelf again.

Moral of the story I will never ever again assume that things will always be cheaper on line, research will be done before making future purchases when buying new!!

3 comments:

Jane Galley said...

It amazes me, some of the prices on Amazon for used books. Makes you wonder who pays them

Sarah said...

I haven't heard about this book, so off to google it! Hope you had a nice Easter.

Kate North said...

Ooh, I've never heard of this one - but it sounds like something I'd love. I'll have to look out for it (but not you-know-where!)