Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Juan Or's Picks at the Big Bookshop Warehouse Clearance (10th-19th Feb 2012)

Mommy first know about this warehouse sale from shoppingNsales, then later Mommy got very good recommendation from Small Kucing and My Little Sprouts. At first Mommy was hesitant to go despite the good recommendation because the book cabinets are going to run out of space soon and that Juan Or only seems to show interest for certain books only. But thanks to My Little Sprouts' suggestion that Mommy bring along Juan Or to choose what he likes, yes, Mommy was determined to hunt down the sale!

See the photo above? See how roomy and crowd-less the sale is? Yup, this sale is held at Subang Avenue Shopping Complex, which is just right next to Subang Jaya's Carrefour. Probably not many people are confident of this book sale (even Mommy was not confident at first!) despite seeing the advertisement in newspapers, most likely because there is no indication of which bookstore is organizing this sale, and plus the location seems unfamiliar. Another good news about this venue is that the parking at Subang Avenue itself is free and aplenty!

Juan Or had a good time though walking round and round the maze of display tables. Off and on, Mommy picked a book and asked him whether he's likes the book or not. Only those that he likes (including books of Mommy's interest) will end up in the basket. How's the pricing of the books like? Well, in Mommy's opinion, the prices very much resemble that of the recent Big Bad Wolf book sale. The books are generally priced at RM1, RM2, RM3, RM5, RM6, RM8, RM10, RM15, RM20 and RM25. In fact, certain identical series books that Mommy saw in Big Bad Wolf are priced lower in this sale such as the square-shaped Mickey Mouse Clubhouse storybook - Big Bad Wolf sold it for RM5, but here at RM2 only! Even some hard-covered children's non-fiction books about different countries in the world are sold at only RM3. Too bad, even though Mommy was keen to get them for Juan Or for his future reading, but Juan Or said he doesn't like them, so Mommy dared not take the risk. There are also Ladybird's Peter and Jane books selling for RM7, but Juan Or is also not keen on them.

Here are Juan Or and Mommy's yield, starting from the lowest priced ones. Total damage was RM65.

RM1 each. Dirt cheap!

Each for RM2 only! Dirt cheap too! That is the Mickey Mouse book that is sold more cheaply than in Big Bad Wolf (RM5). The Nightmare books are for Mommy's leisure reading.

RM3 books! The Vikings book is a construction model book to which Juan Or was not interested, but Mommy bought it anyway just in case he becomes interested in it when he is older and since it is so cheap. Only the hard-covered "Wok Cookbook", "Vikings" and "William & Kate" books are Mommy's interest, the rest are Juan Or's picks.

Here are the RM5 books! Imagine buying a university-level textbook ("Medical Dosage Calculations") for only RM5!? Since the price is a steal (although Mommy's area is somewhat related but not Pharmacy though), Mommy decided to grab it anyway, who knows it might be useful in the future. The rest of them are Juan Or's picks - 2 books on choo-choo trains and one is a Scooby-Doo full colour comic book.

Here are the RM8 books - Dr. Seuss books (Mommy's favourites!), known for its repetitive and rhythmical sentences.  At first, Juan Or was not interested in them, but after Mommy read a few lines to him, he became interested. In Mommy's opinion, these hard-covered Dr. Seuss books at RM8 each are cheap because way back in 2007 or 2008, MPH Distributors' Warehouse Sale sold it for RM10 (but not the exact same Dr. Seuss title though). 

By the way, this sale accepts credit cards with minimum purchase of RM30.


Alice Law said...

LOL! Glad you guys had fun book shopping, can't wait for the nxt book sale!^^

prince n princess mum said...

Nice pick!

ChloeRuoyi said...

There are no more book shelf space for more books in our tiny home and "homeless books" are already starting to clutter the house so when I heard about this sales, I told myself that I'm NOT going! Yesterday night, pergi jugak hehe :p

Small Kucing said...

hahaha he sure love the place right. Not crowded at all

Sheoh Yan said...

RM 1 and RM 2 only for most of the good books. I am really envy.

Alice Phua said...

Alice Law, LOL, both Juan Or and myself enjoyed ourselves in this sale although I believe Juan Or is least concerned about the $$$$$ accumulating with every book dropped into the basket! ^_^

Prince n princess mum, :-D

ChloeRuoyi, LOL, yes, that's a good one to describe books that we have no idea where to keep them - "homeless books". So the book sale temptation is just too, too, too great to resist, ya? ^_^

SMall Kucing, yes, indeed. I think Papa should love the place too!

Sheoh Yan, ehem....too bad, this kind of book sales can normally be found in Klang Valley only.

yvonne said...

I'm so jealous~~~ How come they always have those book fairs in klang valley, ceh, ceh....

All are so worthy!

Alice Phua said...

Yvonne, hehehe....what to do.

BoeyJoey said...

Hihi, sorry for mia for so long... I love your choice of books :-). Too bad we missed this sale; the prices were sure very tempting!

cheeyee said...

Haha very worth it right? At first I'm not that keen to go, but after seeing those pictures of the sales posted on FB..... ahhh can't resist already! :D

Alice Phua said...

BoeyJoey, haha....sorry to from myself for going MIA from blogging scene for quite a long time. Work piles up fast everyday in the office.

Cheeyee, yes, very worth it punya book sale! I'm also very satisfied with my purchase. :-D

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