With so many free ebooks available, it’s gotten to the point where I don’t want to pay full price for anything.  Most websites don’t have great deals on single-book sales.  But if you’re a bargain shopper like me, you can get books at a significant discount if you know the ins-and-outs of the system.  So here’s a quick guide to getting books as cheap as possible on the Dorchester website:

 

The trick is buying in bulk and then taking advantage of all the sales and special offers.  Right now, the site is running a spring cleaning sale for 30% off all titles with a purchase of at least $10.

 

But there are two specials that are always available—no promo code necessary:

  • For every 5 books you buy, you get 1 free
  • Buy 10 books or more and get free shipping

 

So let’s say you’re going to buy 10 books—that means you get two free and you don’t have to pay shipping charges.  So you’ve got 12 books total.  Let’s say half of them are $6.99 and half are $7.99.  Retail value of the books would be $89.88.  That’s what you’d be paying if you ordered from Amazon or any bookstore.

 

But two of those $6.99 books are free, so knock the total down to $75.90.

 

Now take off your 30% with the SPRG09 promo code. That brings you down to $53.13

 

That gives you an average price of $4.43 per book, a savings of $36.75.  Again, even Amazon can’t beat that.

 

Another thing to remember: Preorder books count toward your total, and you don’t have to pay any extra shipping.  Plus, preorders often ship well before the on-sale date.You’ll likely have the book before it’s available in stores—without even having to leave your house.

 

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