I (like Brett who commented earlier) have my own store which sells remainders, second-hand & collectable books, so I seldom buy for myself anymore as I can just pillage the shop stock ;) Books are very expensive in South Africa & I will only buy about 2 new ones per annum. I never shop online as I refuse to own a credit card, although, I saw that someone in Australia commented about Bookdepository.co.uk. I have recently spotted their website and they ship internationally for free, which is a marvellous incentive. I seldom know exactly what I want to read, so I would rather "fondle" the book & read parts of it before purchasing it, which you cannot do online. I am fascinated by sites such as Bookmooch etc. where you appear to be able to swop books. I wonder if they will eventually be a threat to bricks & mortar businesses.
Hey! The website I found www.booksonboard.com sells Harlequin titles and packages. But you can earn reward dollars to use on other purchases. Overall it ends up being cheaper. Just wanted to let you know! :-)
I have an online bookstore....so I just pick one from what comes in. But if I want something that I don't have, I just go to the closest store to buy it. I don't mind paying full price for a book if it is something I have been waiting to read or if it's from an author I like.
I order most of my books from Amazon and Overstock, because all we have in my little town is a Walmart and they aren't reliable for new releases. Every other month I go to the real thing. LOL! It's usually Borders or Barnes and Noble.