BetterWorld for Book Buyers
I noticed this seller through the site like Abebooks.com last summer but didn’t buy their books there before. Then for some reason, I googled it and found its web site, where it offers a very cheap international shipping charge ($3.02, including the carbon neutral fee). I didn’t jump into buying immediately. But an article published in New York Times, “SHORT CUTS; New Ways to Do It Make Giving Away Books a Bit Less Painful“, made me try it out.
The result? I’ve become one of their satisfied customers. As I mentioned before, the international orders are shipped via Malmö, so it takes longer, say normally 3 weeks in my case. As compared with Amazon’s standard airmail shipping (10-14 days, including weekend), the delivery time is all right. Once I even got the book less than two week. 😀
It’s a great place to buy used books. For new books, the price is also reasonable when you consider the shipping cost. Currently they’re offering a 15% discount (coupon code “BWREFRESH”) for the new look of their web site, which will expire on June 1st, 2008. Still have some time to go, considering the time difference.