Amazon certainly is cheaper

I am about to embark on the reading of 2 x Microsoft Press books to attempt two Microsoft certification exams. More details on these as time goes on, but for now the story is about the book prices.

Locally the books cost about over $100 for one. Looking on Amazon the books I wanted had list prices of $44 USD and $37 USD. Oddly enough I ended up getting both with postage for about $127 AUD.

It’s an easy decision, buy from Amazon, get both books and have to wait up to a month.

Will post back my experience, I’ve heard others say Amazon has been a pleasure experience to purchase from.


  • Karl February 24, 2010 Reply

    Hey Michael,

    If you have not heard of the site yet, check out booko:

    You punch in your book and it compares sites converts it to AU and adds up postage too.

  • Scott Finneran February 24, 2010 Reply


    Try Prices include shipping and almost invariably are cheaper than Amazon including when shipping is taken into account. Also, delivery in about 2 weeks. Never had a problem and buy from them all the time. There is also a if these are US only titles. Feel free to email if you want more details.

  • Nick J February 24, 2010 Reply

    If you haven’t already seen it, is quite good for comparing relative cost of books, inclusive of shipping (not sure how well it handles textbooks though).

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