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!!


Jane 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!)