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Psst! Do you want cheap books?
Member Name: SusanLesley
Date: 08/06/01, updated on 08/06/01 (202 review reads)
Advantages: Cheap books, Good quality, No commitment
I received a message from Mypoints in my mailbox the other day telling me that I would receive 10 points if I visited the TSP site and a further 500 points if I took advantage of their introductory offer and purchased 3 books.
TSP stands for The Softback Preview and I have made purchases from this company in the past so I know that they are good value. In fact I would go as far as to say that they are the best book club I have ever used.
Basically the offer is this –
You buy 3 paperback books from their extensive list, which nearly all cost just £1 each, although there are also a few which cost £2 each.
The paperback books are exactly the same as the hardback editions except for the fact that they are paperback!
The total cost of these books will be £3 (or whatever) plus £2.99 postage costs and that is the end of your commitment. You do not have to buy any further books from this company.
You do not have to send any money with the order as the books are sent strictly on approval. You pay when the first bill arrives with your following month’s magazine, which I will explain about later. You can then pay by cheque, debit card or credit card. It’s as easy as that!
At present they have a free document case on offer with your first order. I already have a couple of these and they are a strong brief case shaped bag made from canvas with a carry handle and a shoulder strap, with various pockets both inside and out.
In my previous dealings with this company I have always ordered from a mailshot, but this time I visited their website, which can be found at www.eTSP.co.uk , and has a well organised list of books on offer.
The categories for these books are:-
Literature and Language
Science and Maths
Health and Self Help
They have a particularly good range of computer books, both for the ordinary user
and the more technically minded amongst you!
This time I have ordered the following books costing £1 each:-
The AA Big Road Atlas of Britain 2001, spiral bound - rrp £9.99
The Darwin Awards - rrp £5.99
The Encyclopaedia of Ghosts and Spirits (second edition) - rrp £15.99
This order will cost me £5.99 including postage and I will have saved £28.97 on the recommended retail price (rrp).
Each month thereafter I will receive a magazine from TSP outlining their current books for sale. These will be at prices roughly the same as any High Street bookshop. I will be under no obligation to buy anything but I will have to inform them that I do not want the editor’s choice book for the month or it will be sent to me automatically.
I usually accept two monthly magazines and return the slip refusing the offer of the editor’s choice and then I cancel my membership.
After a few months they will send another mailshot asking me to accept their offer of books at reduced prices again and then I shall join again.
This is a great way to get some really good books at rock bottom prices either for your own enjoyment or they are ideal as presents too. Check out the web site and see what I mean!