So of course the cover caught my attention. I saw it at our local newsagent and it was $ 35.00. Books here are expensive. So I went into Big W to look for it because they'e usually about $21.00 there. But of course it wasn't there. So I came home and looked on the Book Depository site which is where I buy just about all my books. And they had it. $ 23.00 which included postage to Australia from USA. Well, of course when I went to Big W the next week they had it, AND they had a book sale on so it was only $ 18.00.
I guess there's a lesson in there somewhere for me.
But when I'm really looking forward to reading a book, the anticipation and waiting for it to arrive in the mail just adds to the whole experience. In fact I recently told the delivery man that he was my favourite man in town.
If you live in Australia (or anywhere for that matter) and buy a lot of books this site is worth checking out. Sometimes Amazon will have cheaper second hand of the same title but I find their postage price makes a lot of books not worth buying. Book Depository is cheap, the cost includes postage and they turn up within 10 days. I often find the UK site a bit cheaper than the US. Oh, and that little option to Watch People Shop can become addictive. People are buying some crazy shit.