That’s right! You knew this post was coming! If my love for Amazon wasn’t shining on through in my other posts, well you can bet that it will in this one!
Just to note this is not in any way sponsored, I just really like Amazon and want to express the love…. in a non-creepy kind of way.
Amazon is primarily where I buy books from, for several reasons that I will list in this here post.
1) There Are Several Books to Choose From.
Like…. imagine a mountain the size of a planet made of books. From research, in 2015 Amazon had for sale 52 million books. That’s a lot of books. That’s …… a heck of a lot of books. And this was 3 years ago. Think of all the new books that have come out since 2015…. so now there is definitely more than 52 million books on there.
There are so many books that we couldn’t possibly read them all. Some one needs to speed up the research that let’s humans live an immortal life. WE CAN’T LET ALL THESE BOOKS GO UNREAD!!!
2) They Sell Several Books That Even Bookstores Don’t Even Have.
Ok, so while your average bookstore does in fact stock books that are Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Horror and Classics. Do they have a huge range of these books?? All the bookstores I’ve been to have had pretty disappointing Young Adult sections (then again I’ve only been in 2 bookstores because there is only one in my area and I don’t travel…. don’t judge, I don’t leave the house much ; _ ; ). But Amazon has aaaaalll the books for all the genres and they aren’t even sorry that there is so much choice.
You find one book that you like and Amazon’s like “OOOOOHHHHH! You like this one! But look at these 30 other books that are like this book, that you are definitely going to buy because you have no self-control and I’m waving them in your face. HAHAHAHAHAAHAHA!”
3) It’s Genuinely More Affordable.
Although they are cheaper I’m still pretty wary of how much I spend and for what. Like I’m not paying £9 for a 200 page paperback I’m not sure of, when I can pay £10 for 3 paperbacks that I know will be good.
Most paperback are lowered down to about £5-6 when I buy them and to me that’s a pretty good deal. BUT! and I mean but….. I have taken advantage of better deals before on Amazon……
*looks around before leaning closer* *whispers* I bought Caraval in Hardcover for £5.
I know. I know. It was one heck of a steal. I was really excited about it. I haven’t even finished reading it…. YET! I’ll get to it I swear.
Some books are at there Original Price (£7.99) but when they get lower to about £5, and they are books that you want to read/ know you will love….. then you just:
It doesn’t even matter. Books you want. That are cheaper than usual. Better get them all while you can before the price goes back up again. (This is not logical. If you can control your spending, do it. If you can’t I am with you my friend.)
4) The Delivery is Usually Pretty Good.
I feel so sorry for my poor postman, having to lift all the book parcels. The only times I’ve had problems with my parcels was when there was a storm and the courier that was delivering my parcels (not the postman) dropped it in a puddle…. so my books where destroyed. It was heartbreaking really. Their spines were basically in pieces, some of the pages were ripped and soggy, and dirt had gotten inside the box so they were destroyed +10. Amazon of course refunded everything and then I just bought them again and everything was fine. But I do think about those poor destroyed books every now and then….
The delivery is pretty fast though. Like 3 business days isn’t that long. But if you have Amazon Prime…. then you get free one day delivery….. it comes the next day…. I’ve done it before…. ’cause I’m an adult……
5) The Pre-Order System is a Godsend.
The book comes to you on release day. You get the shiny new book on release day and you don’t even need to leave your HOUSE!!!!!!
Also, I am a big fan of their pre-order price thingy. Where in between when you place your order and when the item is dispatched, you will be charged the lowest price. *deep inhale* do you know how many books I have gotten on release day and only payed about £4 when I had placed my order for the book at £7.99?????
SO MANY TIMES!!! SO MANY!!! IT MEANS I HAVE MONEY LEFT OVER TO BUY MORE BOOKS!!!
Where do you guys usually buy your books?? Do you use Amazon frequently too?? Do you have a love or hate relationship with Amazon??
Have a wonderful day guys! :3