I LOVE books and I LOVE watching DVDs and while every now and then there are great bargains to be had in the stores, generally speaking, both books and DVDs are expensive here in a Australia. However, I am going to share a couple of sites with you today that offer great prices and free shipping to Australia! They have completely changed the way I shop for my books and DVDs!
Book Depository is a UK website that sells books and stationery items at great prices. The reason they are such great prices is because there is no high tax on books in the UK and many books are actually produced there, so there is no need for high mark-ups on products like we have here in Australia. The prices are generally quite a bit cheaper than other large online books stores and definitely cheaper than buying them in the shops here. The free worldwide shipping is just the icing on the cake! Here are some of my latest purchases How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie $8.43, The Happy Prince and Other Stories by Oscar Wilde $3.28 and The Help by Kathryn Stockett $6.04! Cheap as chips!
Now we all know of Amazon, but have you ever taken a look at the UK version of the site? After discovering Book Depository quite a while ago, I would often lament the fact there was no equivalent for DVDs… well Amazon.co.uk kind of is! The prices are great, again usually cheaper than the US Amazon, the disc are zoned the same, so you will be able to play them on your Australian DVD player, and if you spend over £25 you get free shipping to Australia and New Zealand. The downside is the site is all in GB£ and prices aren’t converted to AU$ until the very end of the order process, so I usually have a browser window open with a currency convertor site so I can convert things as I go.
I hope you find these sites helpful! Happy shopping!