buying books overseas

To: "michael hunter" <>, <>
Subject: buying books overseas
From: "Billinghurst, David (CALCRTS)" <>
Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2004 21:21:07 +1000
> The last time I bought from Amazon the postage cost $US50, more
> than the book!
> How do you regular overseas book buyers get around that ?

1. Shop around for total price, including postage.

2. See if they will ship by surface mail.  This can be cheaper
   from European countries if you can wait 3 months or so.
   My copy of Hayman, Marchant and Prater was 12 pounds +
   4 pounds postage.

3. Buy a couple of books at a time.  Second and subsequent books
   can be cheaper to post.

4. See if someone will ship for free.  Some publishers do this,
   rather than discounting and upsetting retailers.


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