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How to Buy Books Online at Discounted Price

Updated on February 27, 2017

Tips to save money while buying books at discounted price

Whatever entertainments we have today, the role of books is never on the danger zone. Each year the sale of books are going high. The reading habit still stands atop as one of the main hobbies of people across the world.


The system of online shopping has made purchase simple and easy and purchase in the comfort and security of our home or office. With the support of net banking, debit/credit cards, we can order any books or whatever your choice like electronic goods, apparels, etc., and the the ordered articles reach your hand quickly and safely.


There are a number of online sites, which make your shopping experience an easy job. Here I wish to suggest you some well-known choices among the online shoppers' list. First, I like to mention The Flipkart. I felt their decent service through my association with them for the last five years. They give you very attractive discounts and free delivery too. The free delivery is, generally, for purchase above Rs. 500/-. I have saved a lot of money after registering with Flipkart. They give you up to 45% and at times even higher discounts. The discount varies on different criteria. I have similar opinion about the online service of the world giant Amazon. They too conduct the business in a systematic and quick way enabling the purchaser save his time, labour and money. There are a few more online stores like Snapdeal and PayTM and all of them offer good and reliable service.


Nowadays, attending a Book Fair at a town is no more an attractive event. I have lost all passion for attending a book fair in my town. Why? Nothing, but the price difference. While Flipkart usually gives you a discount of 35%, what you get from these stalls is just 10% or maximum 20% discount. It means when you buy a book worth Rs, 1000/- for Rs. 600/- or Rs. 650/-, from Flipkart on discount, you have to pay Rs 800/- to Rs.900/- at these Book Fair venues. Just imagine the volume of profit you earn while you shop for a higher amount.


As I told you earlier, they don't charge you for shipping if the order exceeds a price of Rs.500/- and the shipping charge is Rs.50/- for orders below Rs.500/-. We can buy books and other articles online through Flipkart and Amazon. Payment can be made through Debit Card, Credit Card or Net Banking. There is another option called Cash On Delivery. If you are doubtful of placing online orders, you can opt this method. You need to pay only when the courier man delivers you the articles you booked. My experience tells me that the easiest and time-saving method is Net Banking.


The service of Flipkart is prompt and quick. They never disappoint you. Also, after you place an order, you will be alerted over SMS the shipment details including the date of expected arrival. The article will be delivered within 2 or 3 days. Recently they have started their own courier service and it has made the delivery even faster. But don't think that Flipkart is the only site to provide you such discounts and service for online shopping. There are a few more online store providing a neat service. Crossword, eBay, Amazon are a few example. You can find more on the net simply by giving a search.

What you need to do for Online Shopping


You just need to register with them on their official site, which is very easy and do not take much of your time. Your email ID can be made as your user ID. You just create a password and login. Then just enter your book name or article details on the search box. You can use filters to fix your price range or product brand name. The amazing thing is that we get a lot of electronic gadgets like Mobile phones, I pods, Tablets, Fablets, etc at a very discount price from Flipkart and Amazon. After fixing your order, just make the payment any way as I suggested above. If you are fearful of losing money, the option 'Cash on Delivery' is for you for there are no risks involved here. You pay only when you receive your orders.



These online stores save your money, time and labour. Are you interested? Then try it. Happy shopping!

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 17 months ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      @swalia, I am happy that you get books from Flipkart and Amazon. But love to know if Flipkart has service to the USA and countries outside India. Wish you happy new year.

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      Shaloo Walia 21 months ago

      i buy books mainly from flipkart...apart from that, i also buy from amazon which sometimes gives better deals than flipkart.

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