Ordering from Amazon

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Ordering from Amazon

Postby shortfuse » Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:59 pm

If ordering books from Spain, to be delivered in Spain, is it best to order from Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com or Amazon.frog?
Slightly concerned about expensive carriage costs.

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Postby Bongtrees » Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:18 pm

I always use .co.uk and dont think p and p is that bad, beware of ordering from .com as you risk having to pay douanas as well.

For music and books take a look at fnac.es as do have some books in English.
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Postby princess peach » Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:20 pm

I ordered a walkthrough guide for my son(console paperback)from Amazon uk and i think it cost about a fiver to get it to spain.If you can find the same items on play.com i would use them,as its totally free delivery.There are great! :D

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Postby La Raya » Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:27 pm

As PP says, it's worth comparing prices at www.play.com as they don't charge carriage within the EU, and can be a bit cheaper than Amazon.

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Postby pilgrim » Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:32 pm

Book Depository free world wide delivery, often better than amazon´s total prices.

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Postby spanish_lad » Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:14 pm

first order from play must be sent to the payment address .. if you have a uk bank.. its the uk for the first one ;)
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Postby shortfuse » Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:24 pm

Thank you all for your responses.
Book Depository came out the best for my requirements.
They had the books I wanted (various interpretations of Spanish history), were cheaper than Amazon and post free!
I also found the accessability to various book reviews excellent.

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Postby Fraggie » Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:54 am

spanish_lad wrote:first order from play must be sent to the payment address .. if you have a uk bank.. its the uk for the first one ;)

I have just placed my first order with play.com although I had to pay in pound sterling from my English Bank Account it was delivered to my address here in Spain

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Postby spanish_lad » Mon Jul 28, 2008 1:55 am

then they must of changed the rules. when i placed my first order i had to get it sent to my nans in london and then she sent it on to me.
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Postby princess peach » Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:55 am

I agree with you spanish lad,we had to have our items sent to spain,as we paid with a spanish bank account,they wouldnt ship the items to UK.
Maybe the rules have changed then! :D

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Postby Andy1 » Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:25 am

When I ordered from Play.com using my Spanish card and delivered to my Spanish address (same addresses) they wanted me to send a copy of a bank statement, needless to say I didn't bother to continue with my order. Has it changed now as I may consider using them again.

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Postby Troglodyfae » Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:29 am

Thank you Pilgrim for the information about the book depository. I had heard of them before but not actually used them. Mother wanted a book she had heard about on the TV and I checked out Amazon and then having read this thread, I then looked at the Book Depository and found the book she wanted considerably cheaper. It is on it's way to us as I type :D

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Postby princess peach » Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:56 am

i have just had a look at the website http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/WEBSITE ... browse.php

really good isnt it..it must be something to do with amazon as there are links at the bottom right of each book to buy from amazon themselves...
still a decent online bookstore tho,and the free delivery makes it well worthwhile. :D


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