[Perl] Perl Books
gabor at tracert.com
Sat Nov 9 11:41:59 PST 2002
Gil Klein wrote:
> Gil wrote:
>>If you buy irectly at O'Reilly i think you can get 20% discount as our
> group member but I am not sure, never tried.
> How can I get this discount ?
I think you should ask them how does it go. Tell them you are a member
of the Israel.pm user group.
> I checked the price of Programming Perl, 3rd Edition at
> http://www.academon.co.il/ (Israeli Store) and this book will costs 345
> NIS (+free delivery).
so I am still way better off ordering from bookpool.
> The same book at http://www.bookpool.com/ costs 30.5$ (that's only 150
> NIS). But again I am not sure how much will the delivery costs, and
> should I pay the Israeli tax when I'll receive it. Does anyone got a
I usually order 4-5 (different !) books at a time in order to reduce the
per book shipping cost. IIRC this way the shipping cost adds about
40-50% to the book price + some Israeli tax (I think VAT) I have to pay.
So the total price of the books is about the same as you can see on
Olegs message made me wonder if I pay too much for books so I checked.
Here is what I receive (where did you get the $6 for shipping ? maybe
because you have already bought from them ?)
Amazon $35 + shipping
$11 for 12-18 days
$16 7-11 days
$41 3-5 days
$14 10-25 days DHL World Mail
$33 3-5 days FedEx
Cover Price (or list price) $50
The above is not realy representative as I wrote if you buy more books
The shipping cost goes down per book.
Oh I checked this only for the sake of interest
5 pieces of Programming Perl (a total of 10 humps)
$27 for 12-18 days
$44 for 7-11 days
$77 for 3-5 days
Bookpool shipping cost
$61 for 10-25 days DHL Worldmail
$60 for 3-5 days FedEx
Interestingly the shipping prices of Amazon in all the above cases were
a few cents below the full dollar.
So if you buy a number of books (not necessarily the same) and want it
quickly then bookpool is far cheaper.
Also I have heard rumors that the TAX autorities pick on Amazon more and
charge TAX more often on shipments from them.
BTW I tried to buy from Amazon only once but after some 10 days they
still could not figure out where are they going to send FROM the books
so I canceled the order.
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