[Update: the free postage code below has expired.]
I’ve previously bought books from an Australian online retailer called Booktopia. Their prices and range are generally better than your traditional brick-and-mortar bookstores.
Amazon is still cheaper, usually – especially with the exchange rate so great for Aussies at the moment (about 1AUD = 1USD) but when you factor in postage cost (and delivery time, of course) Booktopia will sometimes come out on top, especially for more than one book.
Booktopia postage is a flat fee of $6.50 for any number of books, to anywhere in Australia.
I recently looked at ordering about 5 books for myself and for Christmas presents, and despite Amazon being less than half the price on a few of them (that great exchange rate working nicely!) Booktopia still ended up cheaper thanks to the cheap postage. Did I mention the faster delivery?
I’m sharing this now because I just got a discount voucher from them in my email. “Share it around!” they said. Thus, here it is (use it quick, it expires Monday):
Free shipping, expires midnight on Monday 11th October, 2010 (AEST). Enter code at checkout: BOOKTOBERFEST
You can also win $1000 worth of books by ordering something during October.
Note: I’m not affiliated with Booktopia. I’m not being paid for this. Booktopia doesn’t know I’m writing it.