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: online book store suggestions?


yukon delta
05-01-2002, 04:25 PM
Who do you guys like for ordering your sporting books from? There was a company I used but can't remember their name...they specialized in first runs and autographed editions. I got most of my Gierach books from them. Seems like they were in Montana?

juro
05-01-2002, 05:00 PM
I use amazon.com a lot! :)

Roop
05-01-2002, 05:06 PM
Historically I used Amazon a lot myself. But once the book arrived I was always disappointed that the shipping usually ate up any savings.

One benefit though is that you can find good conditioned used books there as well.

bcasey
05-01-2002, 05:32 PM
Anybody else get the mailer from "On The Rise" book club ? It states that they are an "OFFICIAL PARTNER of ORVIS", well, so am I based on my investment with them, (no striblue, i did'nt spend all that money on ASScots !) Anyway, they are also a sponser or T.U., according to the sticker in the cover.
They display some great books, but what has me wondering, aside from the fact that Capitol Records still sends me bills for crap I never ordered or got, is that in the fine print it says, and I quote "Every book we offer is high quality, full-text edition sometimes altered in size", HUH?, Sometimes altered in size? What's with that? and many state B&W illustrations when I could swear I've looked at a particular book in the stores and the pictures are what I go for first, ( says alot about my learning dissability(sp? see), don't it ?) and I'm sure they should be in color ??? So, OK fess up, anyone jump on this train? I gots to know !:rolleyes:

Dble Haul
05-01-2002, 07:55 PM
Hello, my name is Mark, and I'm a member of the On the Rise book club.........:p

Any dealings that I've had with this club have been positive. If the books that I've ordered are altered in size, I'm unaware of it. And the only books I've recieved with black and white photos are editions that originally came in black and white. After a recent move, I received a Selection of the Month that I never ordered and the club took it back, no questions asked. The main reason that I joined the club was because of the great selection that they have. Shopping from home at my liesure for these books works for me.

So yeah, I've jumped on the train.....and I haven't been pulled under the tracks yet. :p :razz:

DFix
05-02-2002, 09:48 AM
www.bn.com

Eddie
05-02-2002, 10:54 AM
Amazon and B&N are very good at selling books, but what if you want to support the Specialty Fly Shops?
I have always thought that what separates the good shops from the excelent ones is their comitment to fly tying and books. So, which shops have the best selection of books(Fly Fishing)? Is the staff litterate? If you were looking for a hard to find title or were looking for advice who would you call? You can only have so much gear(Did I say that?), but you never can have too many books. Knowlege(talk about literate) catches fish.

DFix
05-02-2002, 11:14 AM
Eddie, don't take this the wrong way.

It was asked for online booksellers without mentioning patronizing flyshops.

You travel an hour (virtual, internet) north or south of you and you've got all the books you want at Bean's or KTP. American Angling in Salem, NH sells books. www.aangling.com - look at www.feather-craft.com etc.

I don't know all the places to shop. I offered Barnes and Noble as a benchmark thinking about the free shipping and anyone's presumed desire to save money. I even got a flyer in the mail this week worthy of review against flyshop prices AND B&N or Amazon. Comparison shopping; that's all I imply.

Respectfully submitted with no desire to start a battle:

Eddie
05-02-2002, 12:00 PM
Sorry, I should have started a new thread.

sean
05-02-2002, 12:27 PM
Since I work for them I would say I am biased but .....amazon.com.

Never had a problem and if there is one they will always make it right. They have every book you would every need. Of course I am biased but will probably continue to use them even when I am no longer getting paid by them:devil:

-sean