Books

Bad Bad Bad

Everyone knows by now how much I love books. And in order to stop myself from buying books, I have reduced the time I spend in book stores. I have literally only been visiting them once every couple of months. Unfortunately, I discovered something a few months ago which is not helping.


Borders Online. 

I am not big on internet shopping because I think it’s a rort with the shipping charges. Hence I rarely get sucked into spending big online.

But Borders Online is different. They have free delivery! And in the past week I have bought 3 books online. 2 for the book club (because they weren’t available at my local library…checked out) and 1 because I found it interesting. And I find myself browsing through the website and looking at the books on discount and almost clicking “add to cart”

This is bad, bad, bad. And now that I know my credit card details off the top of my head, I don’t even have to go all the way into my bedroom to dig out my wallet for it. So even laziness doesn’t work.

I need a firewall to block the page for a while I reckon.

Sigh.

Until next time,

Cheers!!!

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  • Reply
    theketchupgirl
    May 17, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    i love borders!!! i used them online to send books overseas for birthday gifts. they werent free home delivery, however :(. But without doubt its a great bookstore and i subscribe to their alerts..they have awesome discounts too..and quite frequently on new bestsellers too.

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    Titaxy
    May 17, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Sigh. This has been happening to me for a long time now. 🙁 And the only way that made me stop is I have no more money to spend on it now 😛 At least for a few months. So I’m keeping myself away. Anyway, hope you find a way out of spending online…but come on, it’s for books, it’s so tempting 😀

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    Lazy Pineapple
    May 17, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    heheh…you have just given me some lethal information. Being a book lover myself, whenever I buy books I just convince myself that spending money on books is not bad, after all I am acquiring knowledge 😛

    The things we do to fool ourselves…
    Maybe you should just freeze your credit card in the refrigerator…by the time it thaws your urge to buy books would have evaporated.

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    Sam Liu
    May 17, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    I too have crippling must-buy-every-book syndrome, and I have been trying t control it by not visiting bookstores as often…but Borders Online? And they deliver…for free? I don’t think I can resist, oh dear.

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    ItsNu
    May 18, 2010 at 5:14 am

    books do that to you !! I can so relate to it PB..I had promised myself that I won’t buy any book until I’m done reading the ‘unread’ lot that I’ve with me..but no..as a custom every month I go to the book store and buy 2-3 books.. 🙁 Can’t resist…just can’t seem to resist!

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    ItsNu
    May 18, 2010 at 5:15 am

    oh yes and I too don’t like shopping online for books or any other stuff…somehow I just can’t buy something without taking it in my hands and feeling it…so be it books…so at least that saves me from buying more books 😛

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    Kanupriya
    May 18, 2010 at 6:41 am

    😀 Ask me, even I’ve the same fetish for books and free shipping plus discounts make the online book shopping all the more addictive 🙂

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    bookslifenmore
    May 18, 2010 at 10:47 am

    ha ha ha ha!!! Welcome to the club dear!!! The discounts that online book stroes give is so so so temtping that it is diffcult to hold yourself! So all I will say is “Good Luck “:D

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    Psych Babbler
    May 20, 2010 at 2:14 am

    I guess they are only free within Aus, huh? They do have great discounts. But guess what I found out after this post…there is a website bookdepository in the UK which delivers books worldwide for free and has even better discounts!!! Damn.

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    Psych Babbler
    May 20, 2010 at 2:16 am

    Lol…I think that will eventually make me stop! Not having money! But see that’s what made me stop visiting the stores. Problem with the credit card is you don’t see the money go out at the time unlike in stores….so not helpful. Maybe I should just cancel the credit card which was initially supposed to be for “in case of emergency” and other online payments like my registration and stuff….

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    Psych Babbler
    May 20, 2010 at 2:20 am

    Want some more lethal info?? Check out ‘BookDepository’, a UK based site which has even better discounts than borders and delivers free world over. I think I should just cancel my credit card…except it would possibly affect other important payments that are work related… =P

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    Psych Babbler
    May 20, 2010 at 2:21 am

    Tell me about it! I prefer owning books to borrowing even though I’ve had a friend say that I can borrow their books if I want…there is just something so great about owning these books. Sigh. It’s a bad addiction. =P

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    Psych Babbler
    May 20, 2010 at 3:13 am

    Oh and that’s a problem too Nu….I still have so many unread ones! 😛 Sigh…sounds like we are in the same boat except that I do it online now and you in stores…

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    Psych Babbler
    May 20, 2010 at 3:13 am

    That’s interesting…see, if I had that, then I probably wouldn’t be spending all this money…. =P

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    Psych Babbler
    May 20, 2010 at 3:14 am

    Exactly…there’s something so great about getting books for a bargain!!! =)

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    Psych Babbler
    May 20, 2010 at 3:14 am

    Lol…thanks for the support…not! =D No point talking to another addict 😉

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    Psych Babbler
    September 16, 2010 at 2:02 am

    I guess they are only free within Aus, huh? They do have great discounts. But guess what I found out after this post…there is a website bookdepository in the UK which delivers books worldwide for free and has even better discounts!!! Damn.

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    Psych Babbler
    December 13, 2010 at 8:12 am

    I guess they are only free within Aus, huh? They do have great discounts. But guess what I found out after this post…there is a website bookdepository in the UK which delivers books worldwide for free and has even better discounts!!! Damn.

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