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The Book People - Plenty of bargains to be had!
Book People, the
Member Name: dreamer87
Book People, the
Advantages: Cheap, great service
Disadvantages: Not a massive range but keep checking back for changes
I first came across 'The Book People' when they used to come round to my place of work each week and drop off a different batch of books. They used to leave a sample of each book and a price list and order form that you could then fill in and have your book brought within a couple of weeks to your work place. I used to love having a look at the latest delivery as they were all brilliant value and had a range for both adults and children. Occasionally they had items other than books such as cookwear, childrens toys etc.
I then left the company and found myself missing the great value of The Book People and certainly missed it when it came to birthdays as I'd usually keep an eye out for presents for upcoming birthdays. At Christmas they also have some brilliant deals. I googled The Book People on the internet and was very happy to find that they had a website offering a bigger range but still with the great value that the representatives offered door to door.
Since then I have placed a few orders via the website and I've always been really pleased with the service. Also on the website you can collect points the more you shop online which can then build up until you have enough to order yourself a free book, this is a nice little bonus.
Once you order online they will then send you a monthly flyer through the post with the latest offers. They often have offers where you can buy a set of books, sometimes for the RRP (recommended retail price) cost of one of the series in a highstreet bookshop. The Book People claim that all books will be sold with a minimum of 50% off the RRP price which is fantastic as the highstreet usually go by this RRP. A couple of examples are Stephen Fry's 'Last Chance to See' for £5 instead of the RRP of £20, and Michael Palin's 'New Europe' at £3 instead of £20. As you can see there are huge savings to be made and it's nice to see a book company not sticking to the RRP's as these tend to be very expensive.
Delivery is reasonable at £1.95 per book or £3.95 for more than one book or free for orders over £25.00 which is also a nice touch. There are often codes on voucher websites to get free delivery delivery on smaller orders.
I would recommend The Book People 100% and I will continue to order from them myself, both for books for me and for birthday and Christmas presents.
Summary: A brilliant company