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Borders Singapore vs. Amazon Mail Order

Post by beenhere10years » Sun, 14 Aug 2005 2:28 pm

This afternoon I looked for a book I wanted to buy at Borders -- a staggering S $62.50 (roughly $39 USD). I put it down and left in disgust. That seemed too expensive when I know full retail for it in the US is $32.50 USD. So I went home and looked it up on Amazon -- for $61.00 USD I'm getting two books delivered right to my door. Such a deal!

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Post by cyber_m0nkey » Sun, 14 Aug 2005 6:32 pm

most things in the US are cheaper. Singapore is only small market with 5 million people. I think after 10 years you're a little out of touch.

Why would you be disgusted over $7. You obviously dont own a car or drink alcohol as the relative proces of these, especialy compared to the US would send you into a real spin..

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Post by beenhere10years » Sun, 14 Aug 2005 6:45 pm

Your comparisons are strange. Do you think it would be cheaper to mail order a Ford from the US then to buy one here? Or a box of Cheerios? My only point was that I could get the same books delivered for cheaper than I could buy them here. Usually the postage is the deterrant, but that was not the case.

Be careful what you assume cyber_monkey, you were wrong on both counts.

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Post by Strong Eagle » Sun, 14 Aug 2005 6:53 pm

Kinokuniya has a much larger selection and much better prices. I bought a book at Borders, walked over to Kinokuniya and found the same thing for $11 less.

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Post by beenhere10years » Sun, 14 Aug 2005 7:01 pm

I like Kinokuniya too. Unfortunately they didn't have either book I was looking for. They have a terrific graphic arts section, better than Borders by far.

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Re: Borders Singapore vs. Amazon Mail Order

Post by cyber_m0nkey » Sun, 14 Aug 2005 7:17 pm

beenhere10years wrote:"a staggering S $62.50....and left in disgust."
Sounded to me like you were having a whinge not making a point.

Where's Kinokuniya BTW?

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Post by beenhere10years » Sun, 14 Aug 2005 7:21 pm

Not whinging! Pointing out to other Forum users how they might save money like I did. Kinokuniya is in Takashimaya Shopping Centre, on an upper floor. :wink:

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Post by Mail Man » Mon, 15 Aug 2005 4:49 pm

Even if mail order was more expensive, it would probably be worth it just to avoid the sad twats that go to Borders for the day to read on the carpet.

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Post by beenhere10years » Mon, 15 Aug 2005 5:00 pm

Aw C'mon. Remember that this was the land of the shrink-wrapped book. I remember when Borders first opened -- the people made such a mess they had to double up on the staff which worked in the off ours just to clean it up -- and that was already more employees than worked when the store was open.

At least people are reading.

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