If youâ€™ve bought books online you most probably know that book prices greatly vary from website to website. And the inconsistency of those price differences can make manually finding the cheapest online price really difficult. Say you search for the new Harry Potter book; you find out that Amazon is giving you a lower price than any other website, letâ€™s suppose itâ€™s Chegg. Convinced that it has cheaper book rates, you continue books buying from Amazon. But then one day, just randomly, you do a book search for Dan Brown and find that Cheggâ€™s rates for all Dan Brown books are immensely cheaper than any other website.
This way you discover, quite unfortunately, that every time in order to find the lowest online price for a book youâ€™ll need to search the countless bookselling websites.
A wonderful alternative to that time-consuming and boring process is Booklookr.
Booklookr does in moments what you need hours to do: it quickly searches for the lowest online price of the book you search for.
You can search using the authorâ€™s name, the book title, or the bookâ€™s ISBN number. Letâ€™s give Booklookr a try by finding out which website hosts the cheapest copy of â€˜By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Weptâ€™ by Paulo Coelho.
In the search bar, we enter â€˜By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Weptâ€™ and hereâ€™s what we get:
Booklookr instantly finds the book and allows us to check prices. Letâ€™s see what clicking the â€˜Get Pricesâ€™ button leads us to:
Booklookr immediately lists the top four cheapest online purchasing links for the book. Clicking on the link will take you directly to the online store from where you can purchase the book.
Booklookr can also be used to check the cheapest prices of the book and see whether your bookseller is selling you books at a price too high.
While Booklookr is a great tool which can benefit a lot of people, I did come across a glitch. Booklookr canâ€™t seem to find every book available on the online stores. The online stores it searches from are Amazon, eBay, Half.com, Chegg and Better World Books. Searching for another one of Paulo Coelhoâ€™s books â€˜Veronica Decides to Dieâ€™ (of which a movie adaptation starring Sarah Michelle Gellar is under production) yielded no results. However the book is available on Amazon here.
No need to be discouraged from the service though. Letâ€™s just hope this glitch will be resolved soon and Booklookr will be perfected.