[Fwd: Re: [BIRDING-AUS] buying books overseas]

Subject: [Fwd: Re: [BIRDING-AUS] buying books overseas]
From: Tony Crocker <>
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2004 15:17:27 +1200
Hi all

Good recent advice on book buying. To which I'd add:

1) check, but also and - and any others you fancy, though those 3 are excellent for birds 2) before you put in your credit card details, check the total price including freight, then select whichever outlet is cheapest overall

I find Amazon in the UK frequently undercuts its US "competition", and any one of them can have recent books on significant special at any one time but not the others. Also they may be out of print in one country and not in another. It is the total cost that matters for an identical item after all. A little bit time-consuming, but all you'd be doing is cutting into valuable birding time...


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