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Give Them A Try
Member Name: stroppy-moppy
Date: 09/10/00, updated on 09/10/00 (54 review reads)
Advantages: good selection, price
I've used a number of mail order book clubs and found that non compares quite as favourably as Mango if you like reading modern fiction and novels.
I was introduced to them through a leaflet in a magazine. It was 5 books for a fiver plus £2.95 P&P. As I read a lot and a lot of my favourite authors had new books out that I could order, I decided to give them a try.
The books arrived within about 10 days, by courier, in a well packaged box. They were in excellent condition, some paperback, some club-edition copies. If you are not satisfied, you can send them back.
A magazine arrives once a month with an editors choice. I you don't want it, either ring the automated line or send the slip back - if you do want it, do nothing. On the occasions that I requested it not being sent, it never was, unlike some other book clubs. The magazines often had offers such as "3 books for £10" where you got to pick from a selection. As this offer seemed too good too miss, it introduced me to authors who I probably would have not have considered before and subseuently who I bought again.
The only thing you have to do is buy 4 books in your first year of membership, which is not hard. You also often get a free gift with your introductory offer and there are offers in their magazines for cinema tickets, beauty goods and such like.
If you're a book reader they say you can save at least 40% on each title, although I suspect that this is the hardback edition. They often get books before you can get them in the shops and delivery is quick. The whole process is painless, fast and of no risk at all. Give them a try.