For bookworms, online bookstores are both a blessing and a curse. A blessing because they make buying books so convenient and easy, if one doesn’t mind waiting. A curse, because it could lead to ‘poket kosong‘. So far, I have been able to resist buying from Popular or MPH’s online bookstores. Unfortunately (or fortunately), I no longer have the strength to resist buying books since I entered the magical book haven called BookXcess.
Online Bookstores in Malaysia
There are many online bookstores in Malaysia. I guess MPH Online is the most popular because it has a huge selection of books compared to BookXcess. But due to affordability, I prefer the latter. If there’s a book that I long for but couldn’t get at BookXcess, then I will scour for it at other online stores or the local bookshops such as Times or Popular. If not available, then I will search at MPH Online. Due to postage and delivery period, Amazon is the last resort.
My Pocket Post Sudoku
I am crazy for Pocket Posh Sudoku – they are light, can fit into my handbag and with pretty covers. I like carrying my Pocket Posh Sudoku around and solving the puzzles whenever I have the time. BookXcess has made it very affordable. I bought this during Raya and finished it within 2 weeks.
Recently, BookXcess ran a CyberSale for about a week and I took advantage of that period to get myself a new pocket sudoku and a pocket crossword puzzle. The other books are my daughters’. These are the books and their price:
- To The Moon : An Anthology of Lunar Poems – RM14.90
- The Boyfriend Dilemma – RM14.90
- Watercolor Made Easy – RM14.90
- Pocket Posh Easy Crosswords : 75 Puzzles – RM7.90
- Pocket Posh Easy Sudoku 6 : 100 Puzzles – RM9.90
Plus postage of RM20.25 (average of RM4.05 per book). And I got 5% off, member’s discount because the total purchase was above RM50.
A few days later, one of my DDs ordered 2 more books – graphic novels. We are obviously suckers for books! She said it would cost her more than RM100 at the other bookstores.
In the previous month, I also purchased a few books, three was for my youngest son’s school library.
- The Fault in Our Stars – RM17.90
- A Discovery of Witches – RM17.90
- And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street (HB) – RM5.90
- There’s a Wocket in My Pocket (HB) – RM5.90
- Mr Brown Can Moo, Can You? (HB) – RM5.90
The books were smaller and lighter, so postage was cheaper, only RM16.90. I’ve checked the price at other online bookstores, which are at least 30% – 90% higher than the price at BookXcess. Such as my book, ‘A Discovery of Witches’ :
End of MyCyberSale
Though the sale has ended, but there are still discounts. Yesterday, I purchased a few more.
Now compare the total price when I use my member discount and the MYCYBERSALE code:
Of course, if the total purchase is more than RM100, I would definitely use the member’s discounts. Fyi, there are still 9 days to go to get the RM5 discount for purchases of not less than RM30.
Better still – be a member and get updates from BookXcess Blog to never miss a deal.