Where to buy books & get great discounts? 27 February 2007Posted by amokdemanis in Hot Tips.
Hi! I’m back!
Besides travelling, I’m an avid reader too. No doubt about it. So are you, I guess. Hmm..but where could we get cheaper ‘new books’? Here are some tips for you:
I love this shop. The books are arranged in a way that is so easy for us to find. Sections by sections. Categories by categories. And if you still get lost in the store, you could always go to the Search Machine or ask for help from any staff. They are well trained to assist you.
Pricewise: Normal published price. Sometimes have promotion: “20% discount on this item with purchase of another item in a single receipt on the same day”. That means 10% discount per book.
Trick: Buy another book with that sticker & you’ll get 20% off for both books.
Times Bookshop (KLCC):
The book arrays are limited. But hey, that’s not bad. It will cut half of your time on books selection.
Pricewise: 10% off is automatic if you own a membership card. Quite many times per year they will give you 25% discounts on certain books. Great savings huh? And as a member, you’ll get 20% birthday voucher every year.
Trick: Update your list on books you wanna buy. On your birthday month, go all out buying in bulk. Hahaa.
MPH (Midvalley, One Utama):
Great collection of books. The irony is I always get lost in the store! 😦 ReadersCircle card is not that helpful. Anyway, booktalks & some weekend programs for your kids are good.
Pricewise: Quite expensive. Even during promotions, on average you’ll get only 10% off.
Trick: Go to MPH for free readings while sipping your Starbucks. Ghee..
Borders (Berjaya Timesquare):
Great display of books & wide range. Staff are well trained too. Different experience!
Pricewise: Normal published rate. Sometimes offer as high as 20% discounts on certain titles. For some books though, the prices are so low – gardening, DIY & etc.
Trick: No trick here.
Bookshops at Airports:
I love the ‘Bestseller‘ bookshop at KLIA. They offer, well as you guess – only the bestseller books. This shop is great to help busy traveller like me. The price for certain titles are cut by 20%. Other bookshops at airports offer normally priced books.
For certain authors, buy online via their websites. Some give you as high as 70% discounts!
1. Some people said 10%, 20%, 25% off per book is nothing. I say, that 25% discounts can give you a FREE book after your 4th buy.
Hope the tips help you buy & read more. Or maybe you have a better idea. Do you mind sharing?