Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Online Book Shops
I have purchased books through firstandsecond.com, rediff, indiatimes and fabmall extensively in the past. I also have received books through Citibank's loyalty points. (Want to share a bad experience here: For a book of worth Rs.96, Citibank took 250 points from my account. They even said 1 point equals 1 Re. but they could not justify how 250 equals 96).
Many online websites review that Flipkart is similar to Amazon. But I find Flipkart's costs are dead cheap. I get my books from Sapna Books, Books Paradise, Landmark, Crossword, through office library and other book exhibitions. Landmark which never had a discounted sale (probably not realizing the competition from the locals?), recently is running a discount sale.
Next month, we can also expect a discount sale in Palace Grounds followed by one in Strand.
Flipkart is the online website that provides very discount. No shipping charges! I am planning to try their services.
Interview with Flipkart Founder Binny Bansal