Thursday, 29 May 2008

Book deals

I read so many books that I am always keen to buy them at bargain prices, which is why it was so very annoying to see a pair of books (wrapped in sealed plastic) on sale at the local supermarket for a reduced price - something like £7.99 for the pair rather than £6.99 each.

However, the pair of books was Blood Brothers and The Hollow by my favourite author Nora Roberts. I have been waiting for The Hollow for a while now and already have Blood Brothers - they are books two and one in a trilogy, so as you can imagine it was rather irritating as I didn't want Blood Brothers - I've already got it!

I did ask the store staff if they had a single copy of The Hollow, but they didn't AND what made it even more irritating was that the sticker said something like £7.99 for the pair or £3.99 each, but they wouldn't let me buy an "each" because the books were sealed!! Grrrrrr

I suppose I could have bought them and then sold on the other or given it to someone, but it was the principle of the thing! And yet, I still don't have a copy of The Hollow, so I am reduced to pouting! Oh well, at least I know that there are copies in the UK and then Borders now probably has one sitting on the shelf, so I can make a raid soon if not today.

Update - I got the book!! And I got it as part of a buy one get one half price, so I also bought one my Triple Eight Challenge books - a book about Shakespeare by Bill Bryson, so I am suitably mollified!

8 comments:

Harmony said...

Books can be so EXPENSIVE! What's up with that?! I just try to update my wish list on Amazon every once in a while and hope I get them for my birthday or whatever, otherwise, I pick them up at the library when I get a chance (and then pay the late fees because I somehow never have a chance to RETURN them! hahaha).

Found you on NaCoLeavMo :)

Portia P said...

Hi Mel

Found you via NaComLeavMo - and I agree that i've not had much in the way of comment action so far AND it's taking me AGES to do all my commenting!

Know what you mean about the book - how infuriating! I try to buy via Amazon -but often impulse buy and that's SUCH an expense.

My name is Andy. said...

I'm here from NaComLeaMo too.. I'm one of "those" people that would have taken the plastic wrap off and bought the individual book if it said $3.99 each on it! And I would have done it right at the check out too!

I hope you get your book soon!

littleangelkisses said...

Found you from NaCoLeavMo. I haven't read Nora Roberts in ages, but enjoy her books a lot. I hope you find the ones you are looking for soon!

Kim said...

Things like that drive me crazy. I have been hearing a lot about those books but haven't gotten around to reading them yet. Hope you find a copy soon! Here from NCLM

Eliza said...

Oh that would piss me off ROYALLY! I almost never buy books new, although for certain authors I do make exceptions. I admire your restraint--I probably would have chucked my principles and given the other as a gift or something.

Alice Teh said...

Hi Sam, did you manage to get a copy of The Hollow at Borders?...

Katt said...

I love Nora Roberts too! Haven't read those books though. I'll have to go look for them.

Here from NCLM...