Buing photo book on line is Amazon the only option?

Discussion in 'Book, Magazine, Gallery Reviews, Shows & Contests' started by marcello.brussard, Feb 2, 2004.

  1. marcello.brussard

    marcello.brussard Member

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    There are a number of reason concurring in making photo books rather expensive. Buying on-line is a way to contain the cost even if you have to be really careful in evaluating shipping and custom. A europe based on-line seller could be an option to save on shipping and, to some extents custom and taxes. Can any of you suggest an alternative to Amazon?

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  2. Jim Chinn

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    Marcello,


    If you know any specific titles, I may be able to find them used locally and shipping is about $8 (30-40days by slow boat) or $15 ( 7-14 days buy US postal air) give or take depending on th size of the shipment. That is for about a 1-2 lbs book.

    By good fortune we have about 4 bookstores in Omaha and Lincoln, that have a very good inventory of used phtography and art books. You can wire funds through your bank. There is a surcharge on transfers but it may be a cheaper option then ordering retail because sending a personal item skirts the taxes or VAT or whatever you have where you are.

    Anyway just an idea, I am at the stores about twice a month and get calls from owners when they buy large lots from estates. so it is really no trouble.

    Jim Chinn
     
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    My favorite is www.bookfinder.com. Search by title, author, new used, whatever.

    Best way to find a book. The prices vary quite a bit, so you may be able to find what you want at a price you like.
     
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    Marcello, have you tried www.amazon.co.uk? Same selection, but lower shipping costs.
    I try to stay away - it tends to get expensive whenever I take a look there :wink:
     
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    I'll second/third Alibris and AbeBooks. It's a great way to find books, particularly used and out of print books that you might have trouble locating otherwise.
     
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