Saturday, 9 November 2013

Used Books Online Search

This is a sponsored blog post but that does not effect my opinion in any way. My opinions are honest and my own.

The other day I came across a brilliant new website called Used Book Search. I thought it was really cool so I decided to write this post! We all know that certain books can be really expensive and the prices of books is probably one of the reasons why some people don't read.

So...what can I do on the website?

When you go to Used Book Search, you'll find the above form. You can search for any fiction books, textbooks, rare books and even books that are out of print. Used Book Search trawls through thousands of online book stores and finds you the best prices for what you want. For example, I searched for Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by David Levithan and it found a copy for just £1.91! *grabby hands*

How do I use it then?

You can fill in all of the boxes or you could just put a word/part of a word in the relevant box and click search. Then, you can find out more about the book by clicking 'read more about this book' or you can compare prices by clicking 'compare prices for this book'. Pretty simple!

Can anyone use it?

I think so! From what I can see, prices are available in pounds, US dollars, AUS dollars, and euros. 

So what do I think about it?

I think it's a really good idea because most of us will just go straight to Amazon or The Book Depository when we want a book, but they don't necessarily show the lowest prices. It's easy and quick to use, and it found me a John Green box set for £15...that kind of sealed the deal for me. ;) Also, I think it's great that they feature links to secondhand textbooks because when I had to buy all of my books for Year 10 in September, the lot came to over £100 which is ridiculous. You should definitely try this out - who knows, you might save enough money so you can buy more books than you originally planned! ...I'm such a bad influence.

But seriously, Used Book Search is very easy to use with a clean and clear layout. I definitely recommend it. :)

5 comments:

  1. Amber, this looks AWESOME! Ta for the introduction, I am now off to have a look!

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  2. This sounds like a really cool feature! I'm gonna check it out now, thank Amber!

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  3. This is awesome! I really wanted to buy TFiOS but it was really expensive at a book store, maybe because I'm abroad. This is really helpful, thanks Amber!

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  4. This looks like it could be really useful! Am going to take a look! Thanks Amber :D

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  5. I've never heard of this website before and I've only just discovered The Book Depository - both of these are brilliant and so useful. Thanks for posting this.
    Holly x

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