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Schoolbook shopping made easy

Posted on | June 25, 2008 | 2 Comments

My 3 primary school going kids got their book lists for next September a week or so ago and having learnt my lesson from previous years of leaving their purchase till August, I decided to get it all done and dusted now.

Our local bookshop will eventually get all the books in, but it usually entails a few visits to the shop as they tend to get them in bit by bit. I decided to go online.

The website is very easy to use. You select the class your child is in, then the subject and can then add the required books to your shopping basket. Shipping costs from €1.90 but as I was ordering over 2kg of books, it cost the maximum price of €7.95. I elected to get the books covered which cost 55c per book. It took about 30 minutes to select all the books, workbooks, stationary and copies our 3 kids required. Payment was by credit card, and the complete parcel arrived at our door a few days later.

I really couldn’t fault this service. The books cost the same as if I ordered them locally, just the extra shipping cost. The whole process was much less painful and very convenient, especially as I used the option of getting them covered too – that’s one less hassle to be dealt with before September and I can now forget about it and enjoy the holidays.

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2 Responses to “Schoolbook shopping made easy”

  1. Maureen kearney
    December 18th, 2008 @ 9:24 pm

    I did the same but got the books from http://www.wiseowl.ie, ordered on monday, deliverd on the tuesday covered and all. Thats what I call service and no queues. Highly recommended.

  2. Manic Mammy
    December 19th, 2008 @ 11:05 am

    Yep Maureen.
    I agree that online book ordering is definitely the way to go, much less hassle and more efficient.

    I’m probably going to have 4 of my kids in primary school next year and the thought of having to physically go a few times to the bookstore and order/collect/coordinate schoolbooks does not fill me with joy.

    I hadn’t heard of your website but will definitely look into it for next September. Thanks.

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