I recommend Loot.co.za for online book purchases

I regularly buy books online. It’s much cheaper and often easier than buying books in stores. The best site for buying books online in South Africa is Loot.co.za. Definitely better than Kalahari.net.

I still browse book stores all the time. This is my process:

  1. Find interesting books in a store. Take a photo with my phone to remind myself later
  2. Look up all interesting books on Amazon to read reviews
  3. If I want a book add it to a wishlist on Loot.co.za
  4. When I have a few books on the wishlist I put through an an order

This process helps to ensure that I get great books. Using Loot ensures that I get EXCELLENT prices. I highly recommend these guys – they run an excellent operation.

Price
Until recently I would always shop around the find the cheapest prices before buying books. I soon realised that was a waste of time – Loot is always the cheapest. Every single time.

Take my latest book order. I saved R116 (about 20%) by ordering through Loot.co.za!

Item Kalahari Loot
Out of Africa
(Karen Blixen)
R173 R113
A History of South Africa
(Leonard Thompson)
R153 R140
The pig that wants to be eaten
(Julian Baggini)
R105 R93
Tales of the Unexpected
(Roald Dahl)
R105 R93
Overnight delivery* Free R8
TOTAL R563 R447

 

Delivery
Loot has several delivery options and they stack up well against Kalahari. On my last order overnight delivery to me costed R8! Post office delivery is normally free.

I’ve had no problems with deliveries from Loot.co.za

Disclosure
I highly recommend using Loot.co.za. In the process of writing this blog post I found that I can get vouchers for referring Loot. I thought it only reasonable to disclose that if you click the Loot.co.za links in this post (and make an order) then I’ll get a R8 voucher… Trust me, that’s not why I wrote the post.

  • Dezzit

    “Trust me, that’s not why I wrote the post.”

    Bwahaha, you're in denial. But I did sign up. Now I'll have to see about what I order. 😛

    P.S. If you hadn't mentioned the voucher thing, it'd have made you seem like less of a selfish pig. :>

  • http://alistairpott.com/ alistairpott

    1. I really do recommend Loot. I have used their service many times in the past. In fact, I only found out about the affiliate program while researching this blog posting.

    2. Omitting the disclaimer about the affiliate program may well have seemed less “selfish” but it would also have been dishonest. If I were truly selfish that would indeed have been a better approach.

    3. Finally, unfortunately this blog doesn't get the kinds of traffic that I think it deserves. If I was being selfish, there are FAR better ways of trying to earn R8 book vouchers than this blog!

  • http://alistairpott.com/ alistairpott

    1. I really do recommend Loot. I have used their service many times in the past. In fact, I only found out about the affiliate program while researching this blog posting.

    2. Omitting the disclaimer about the affiliate program may well have seemed less “selfish” but it would also have been dishonest. If I were truly selfish that would indeed have been a better approach.

    3. Finally, unfortunately this blog doesn't get the kinds of traffic that I think it deserves. If I was being selfish, there are FAR better ways of trying to earn R8 book vouchers than this blog!