They're a thoroughly fantastic alternative to Amazon without the infamy of harassment of employees. I've noticed on quite a few occasions their price is always a bit less than their more well-known rival - even though it might sometimes be just a penny. Unlike Amazon they do accept Paypal as well as card payments.
I have ordered a number of books through the Book Depository and have always received a reliable and prompt service.
One order for 4 books was sent in four packages, the fourth one was delayed because customs got interested in the large number of similar packages, but I can't fault a company that will pay postage on separate packages to make sure I get my order.
I have used the book depository for several years now and have been constantly and happily impressed by their response time, book range and service. The range is truly outstanding, covering almost every book I have ever considered buying (the only exception I have found is a rather old, quite obscure academic book that is out of print).
The service is swift and precise and I have always received my books in a timely fashion. Especially good given the free delivery.
Excellent service, good site. No cons from my perspective.
perhaps their range isn't quite perfect yet, but it is definetly getting better by the day. it is frustrating that it happens that there is a book missing somewhere from the very middle of their series and i have to go looking for it somewhere else, when it would have been so much easier just to get them all in one place. but their prices definetly are worth the occasional hassle!
I have made many orders with The Book Depository in the past. On those experiences, I would very happily recommend them for price, speed and efficiency. However, I must also point out that the most recent order was bungled! I made the order, but did not receive the books. I e-mailed them and it took a couple of days for them to reply. When they did, they said that they had sent the items but Royal Mail had returned the parcel to them undelivered. They then asked if the address was correct. The address they had sent them to was just my name followed by my town and county! No house number or road name! Considering I have an account with them and have made many past orders, there is no reason for them not to know all my details. My address is on my account information. Which was also on the order confirmation at checkout! So there is no excuse for that mistake. It is also shocking that they didn't realise their mistake when the parcel was returned to them, or when they replied to my email, asking me to confirm the address details were correct!
However, they re-addressed the parcel, correctly, and had it sent out immediately.
I would still be more than happy to use them. It was a stupid mistake, but they were helpful and efficent in correcting it.
I've bought several books now from the Book Depository and have been impressed with their customer service each time. They are quick to respond to emails and delivery was tip top - v.quick.
I highly recommend this company.
Book Depository is always my first call for books. I buy a lot of Manga (Japanese Comics) and Book Depository always have what I need, if it is not in stock then they will do their best to source it for you. Their prices are consistently the lowest and more often than not they better Amazons prices, which is saying something.
I have made over 100 orders with Book Depository over about 3 years and am yet to be disappointed by them.
The funny thing is, for some of the books they sell, they're only a penny cheaper than Amazon. That said, I much prefer giving my business to an outfit that specialises in books.
Great service, great website, great choice.
Does what it says on the tin, and what more can you ask for really?
I was wanting a book and found it for around £20 even on ebay it was still around £15. Searched on Google and found bookdepository which had the book for less than £10 with free P&P.
Ordered it and received it a day later well packaged so cannot complain about that service
Jeg har bestilt fra bookdepository rigtig mange gange, og det er min foretrukne internetboghandel. Lidt træls at de ikke sender til Danmark lige pt. pga momsreglerne, men har altid oplevet rigtig god service, hurtig forsendelse og virkelig gode priser!
Over de sidste par år har jeg adskillige gange benyttet www.bookdepository.co.uk, da deres priser ofte er mærkbart lavere, end hvad www.amazon.co.uk kan tilbyde - og så leverer de jo til Danmark ganske gratis!
Jeg har i alt købt 15-20 bøger fra www.bookdepository.co.uk og har faktisk aldrig haft en dårlig oplevelse. Bestiller man flere bøger samtidig, sendes de automatisk separat - og stadig gratis - og leverancen forsinkes dermed ikke, hvis en enkelt bog f.eks. har længere leveringstid end de øvrige. Det er min erfaring, at leveringstiden fint svarer til, hvad der loves, og bestillingsprocessen er overskuelig og ukompliceret.
En enkelt gang har jeg oplevet, at en bog, jeg havde bestilt, alligevel ikke var på lager, og selvom det selvfølgelig var ærgerligt, var deres kundeservice hurtig til at forklare mig situationen, og mine penge blev straks ført tilbage.
Med andre ord kan jeg sagtens anbefale www.bookdepository.co.uk, specielt hvis man ved, hvad man går efter.
Billige bøger, men har oplevet at bestille en fagbog og efter 2 uger fik jeg at vide de ikke kunne skaffe den (på trods af at der på hjemmesiden stod at de havde den på lager da jeg bestilte den). Samme dag, som de havde afbestil bogen stod den pludselig som værende på lager igen (men til en højere pris). Jeg prøvede at bestille en anden bog, som der stod de havde på lager, men der skete fuldstændig det samme som ovenfor. Jeg skrev til dem for at høre, hvad der foregik, men fik bare et standardsvar tilbage om at jeg jo var velkommen til at 'prøve' at bestille bogen igen til den højere pris (ca. 100 kroner mere end den oprindeligt stod til). Jeg syntes det lugter lidt.
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