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3DProgrammer
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Amazon.com

Post by 3DProgrammer » 2004-12-25, 06:18

Hi Carsten,

Im considering buying some books of Amazon.com, yet I notice they say that International shipping takes 3 - 6 weeks, which seems a bit much.

How long does it take you on average to get books delivered?
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Post by Carsten » 2004-12-25, 11:02

Well, it usually takes what Amazons says it takes. :)
On the other hand, I'm not buying that many books either.
And of course, books that arrive from overseas usually take longer than (translated) books from local publishers or stocks.
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Post by Shadow » 2004-12-26, 21:06

http://www.amazon.uk
they have multiple stores in multiple countries
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Post by Carsten » 2004-12-28, 12:57

Depending on where you are located geographically, it can be very worthwhile to compare even among amazon domains: I recently looked for a book that was priced 99,95 Euro for a used exemplar at http://www.amazon.de (and was the only exemplar available), whereas at http://www.amazon.com the same book (new!) was at only 39,00 US$ (approx. 29 Euro).
Thus I happily paid additional 13,00 US$ for overseas shipping rather than ordering at http://www.amazon.de .
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Post by 3DProgrammer » 2004-12-29, 03:01

Carsten wrote:Depending on where you are located geographically, it can be very worthwhile to compare even among amazon domains: I recently looked for a book that was priced 99,95 Euro for a used exemplar at http://www.amazon.de (and was the only exemplar available), whereas at http://www.amazon.com the same book (new!) was at only 39,00 US$ (approx. 29 Euro).
Thus I happily paid additional 13,00 US$ for overseas shipping rather than ordering at http://www.amazon.de .
What book was it?

I live in Australia, and there doesnt seem to be a http://www.Amazon.com.au, so i can only buy from Amazon.com, i think :(
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Post by Carsten » 2004-12-29, 12:35

3DProgrammer wrote:What book was it?
The one about photon mapping mentioned in another thread. :up:
I live in Australia, and there doesnt seem to be a http://www.Amazon.com.au, so i can only buy from Amazon.com, i think :(
The book I bought was by far cheaper at .com than at .de, so no need to worry about buying at .com, imho.
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