Language Programmes - Offers, Sales and Discounts

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Re: Language Programmes - Offers, Sales and Discounts

Postby n_j_f » Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:42 am

It's not a "discount" exactly, but Abbeys Bookshop in Sydney has somehow got their hands on old stock of Assimil courses. Based on the packaging, I would say it is stock from the 90s and early 2000s. The shop clerk had explained that it was due to an employee or former employee that had some sort of association with Assimil.
I noted editions of the Arabic, Italian and Chinese courses — both books and the book and CD packs. Amazingly, they were even selling two Business French packs . . . well, now they are only selling one as I didn't even hesitate momentarily to buy it.
I was considering the Arabic pack, but I think I'll try and get hold of the old hardback (prior to the 1980s) instead as I already have the audio.
Now, if only I could get my hands on Le tamil and Business German, I could die happily.
So for anyone in Australia, they are located at 131 York St, Sydney NSW 2000.
Not sure if they do overseas orders but their number is +612 9264 3111.
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Re: Language Programmes - Offers, Sales and Discounts

Postby aokoye » Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:06 pm

Two things
Powells is having a buy two get one free sale for all of their used books if you buy them online using the code EARTHDAY at checkout. This only counts if you're buying books online (and seeing as I think I'm the only one who will be in Portland this weekend, that doesn't really matter for anyone other than me). The sale ends April 24th at 12pm PST. Here's a link to their used foreign language titles and an apology for how crappy their website is - but that's a lovely segue to...

Schoenhof's apparently has a new online pricing scheme. All of the titles that aren't published in the US are 50% off and all of their domestic (US published) materials are 15% off as of April 18th. I'm hoping this isn't their death knell.
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Re: Language Programmes - Offers, Sales and Discounts

Postby Xenops » Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:33 pm

I noticed that has massive price cuts on their Michel Thomas French sets:

I'm not sure if the price cut is due to being discontinued sets, or what (you have to poke around a little to find the cheaper ones)
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